Aluminum cans can take up to 500 years to break down and degrade in a landfill. With a little bit of effort, your old aluminum can will be recycled into another aluminum can and be back on the shelf in as little as eight weeks. Aluminum cans can be recycled quickley and an almost unlimited number of times.
Food and beverage cans made of tin, aluminum, steel and bimetal are collected curbside for recycling in the City of Rockford or they can be recycled at the following places:
Recycling Aluminum cans, scrap and foil, brass, steel, ferrous & non-ferrous metals.