Turn your cans into cash! JobOne Recycling Services starts new aluminum buy-back program

For the soda can savers of the world, it really does pay to recycle. JobOne Recycling Services in Grandview, Mo., will launch a new aluminum can buy-back program on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in honor of America Recycles Day.

“We get calls every day from people asking where they can sell their cans,” said Mike Hatfield, JobOne’s recycling operations manager. “The demand is there, but there aren’t many places to take them. Offering a beverage can buy-back service will help folks who want to earn some money for the material. At the same time, it will help us prevent more aluminum from ending up in area landfills.”

As the sole drop-off recycling center in Grandview, residents and businesses depend on JobOne to handle their used materials because the city doesn’t offer curbside recycling services. Now people can also exchange their aluminum beverage cans for cash based on weight. JobOne employees with disabilities will help operate the buy-back program.

Bring cans to JobOne Recycling Services at 4405 E. 140th St., Grandview, Mo., from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 816-765-0089 to find out the current buy-back rate.

How to prepare cans:

• Make sure the used beverage cans you intend to sell are aluminum (not steel or tin, etc.). Place a magnet onto a can. If the magnet sticks to the metal, it is not aluminum. • Empty cans of all liquids and other materials. We may refuse to accept cans that are excessively contaminated. • Cans can be whole or flattened. Leave the pull tabs on them. • There is no minimum weight required for a transaction. • Note: JobOne Recycling Services does not accept aluminum foil or foil pans.

There are other great reasons to recycle aluminum cans. When many materials are recycled, they get “downcycled,” or turned into a product or packaging of lesser quality. But aluminum can be recycled into new cans an infinite number of times without degrading. Plus, recycling aluminum uses 95 percent less energy than making new aluminum from raw materials.

In addition to operating a 24/7 drop-off community recycling center, JobOne also offers high-volume recycling pickup services for local businesses. And it can handle wide-ranging disassembly and sorting projects. For more information, contact Recycling Operations Manager Mike Hatfield at 816-765-0089 or mhatfield@job1one.org. Visit www.job1one.org/recycling for a list of other accepted recyclable materials.

JobOne Recycling Services has been funded in part by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, MARC Solid Waste Management District, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas.

About JobOne

JobOne (www.job1one.org) is a nonprofit agency that provides jobs for adults with disabilities in the Kansas City region through partnerships with government organizations and the business community. JobOne offers secure document-destruction and disposal services for government, healthcare, industrial and commercial customers. It also provides contractual services to federal government agencies through the AbilityOne® Program. In addition, JobOne coordinates recycling services for the city of Grandview and surrounding areas, and offers a range of commercial and industrial subcontracting services at locations in Blue Springs, Grandview and Independence.

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CONTACT: Julie Wittman, JobOne Communications Coordinator jwittman@job1one.org 816-763-7822, ext. 713

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