The city of Casper, Wyo., stopped accepting steel cans at its recycling depot sites in 2003, when the markets were poor and recycling was expensive. But now that the steel market has improved, the city is adding steel can recycling to all of its recycling depot sites by October 15.
To prepare for this change, the city is converting some of its glass recycling bins into tin bins. In addition, the city is educating residents about the importance of not placing dirty cans into the bins.
Casper Star Tribune has more details:
Soup cans and tins of dog food won’t need to be tossed in the trash in Casper for much longer.
The city is adding steel can recycling to all city recycling depot sites by Oct. 15, according to a press release from the Public Services Department.
The city previously offered this service, but it was discontinued in 2003, explained Solid Waste Division Manager Cynthia Langston.
“The markets were really poor and we were actually paying to get rid of [tin cans],” she said.
Now that the steel market has improved, steel recycling is back. It will not require any added spending because no additional bins are being purchased, division manager said.