Yes, cans are accepted in curbside single stream recycling programs, and at community single stream recycling drop-off locations.

Cans are great for recycling. Regardless if they are aluminum or steel they are both straightforward for our recycling facilities to sort and the material is easily reclaimed.

Do not include metal hangers, scrap metal, lawn blades, metal pipes or other metal objects in your curbside recycling. However, these items can be recycled at a scrap metal yard. Click here for a list of scrap metal yards.

Akron Recycling Program
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The City of Akron offers residential curbside single stream recycling, and yard waste collection during the fall.

Phone: Dial 3-1-1 or call 330-375-2311

Looking for a recycling center near you? Check out our Recycling Center Drop-Off map.