Here are a few recycling centers around Tampa:
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Aluminum cans can be recycled for cash at the Polk Division of the SP Recycling Corporation. Their address is: 52 Environmental Loop, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Their phone number is 863-665-2637.
You can contact Coastal Metals Recycling @ 850-785-0267. The address is 1023 E 15th St. in Panama City. They pay cash for scrap metal including aluminum cans. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm
Brandywine Recyclers Is the closest I found in the dirrectory 328 North 14th Street, Lebanon, PA - (717) 272-4581
Any local Chain Supermartet such as Pathmark, Walbumns, Kmart, Walmart, KeyFoods, Associated and so on
The prices are extremely dependant upon the gas prices in your area. The best time to take them and cash them in is around Christmas time and the new year, therefor the gas prices are booming, and you will have a lot more cans by then. Never rush to cash them in, only if you are trying to get a quick buck. Blaze is a great place to take your cans, they give you a fair price, and the wait is minimal.
Try American Aluminum Recycling out of Lake Zurich, it's the closest I can find to Batavia. The address is 20450 North Rand Road.
about 40 cents a pound 10/20/2009: I have a coupon from Cash for Cans paying 50 cents/lb. I think it came out of the Chandler News (free weekly paper) Jim
Kevin Cash was born December 6, 1977, in Tampa, FL, USA.
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Answer for the USA: Yes, you can get 40 cents per pound at a scrap metal yard. That would mean collecting 750 pounds of aluminum to get $300. There are about 30 cans to the pound, so, the can is usually worth more at a recycling center, since 30 cans would be worth only 40 cents as scrap metal, but would be worth $1.50 at a recycling center. If you just recycled the tabs, you would need an enormous number. 1600 tabs weigh about 1 pound, so you would need 1.2 Million Tabs to get 300 Pounds
To make fast cash as a homeless person, people can sell cans and the last of their possessions to the pawn shop.