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    Does anyone scrap cat food cans ? I have collected quiet a few some are aluminum and some are metal. I wash them and there's no food left in thm. My question is can they be sold with the soda cans ? Also i have collected a bunch of cans that has had corn,beans etc in them and they have also been cleaned.



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    Just for good measure, I would quickly peel off most of the paper on them. You would need to talk to your scrap yard for pricing, but I think they would be priced aluminum cans. The tin cans you could probably sell as shred.

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    Cat food (and other food) cans are not equal to UBC scrap. Sell as old sheet.

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    I've always put them in with cans. Never had any issues. Just will depend on your yard.

    Just make sure they are aluminum.

    Same with some aerosol cans.
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    Yards by me will count the cans as regular aluminum if they find aluminum food cans in there as the aluminum content is different. I always throw my clean aluminum cans in with my sheet aluminum.

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    I always put tin cans(food cans) in with my shred. Aluminum food cans you would have to check with your yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscraper View Post
    I always put tin cans(food cans) in with my shred. Aluminum food cans you would have to check with your yard.
    The tin cans I always run over to flatten and just throw them into an old stripped out microwave and shut the door, keeps that little stuff contained.
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    I get the regular can price for aerosol cans too, these just go in a separate bag. Fabreeze, body spray, hairspray, those types. Try salons and spas too, they go through a lot of them. I have a local tech school near me with a cosmetology program, a good source.

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    The only aerosol cans I've come across have been steel, except for Axe Deodorant cans. Those are aluminum. I always stab a hole in the side of them so that the yards don't give me a hard time when I toss em in the shred pile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitar View Post
    The only aerosol cans I've come across have been steel, except for Axe Deodorant cans. Those are aluminum. I always stab a hole in the side of them so that the yards don't give me a hard time when I toss em in the shred pile.
    Yeah, sorry I meant just alum spray cans. Between my wife's hairspray, Febreeze, and others saved for me they add up. Some plastic tops pop off easier than others - Febreeze takes some prying, Old Spice twists off easy. I vent with an ice pick and hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewinGA View Post
    Yeah, sorry I meant just alum spray cans. Between my wife's hairspray, Febreeze, and others saved for me they add up. Some plastic tops pop off easier than others - Febreeze takes some prying, Old Spice twists off easy. I vent with an ice pick and hammer.
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    aerosol cans

    i was going to ask about the aerosol cans we go thru a lot of them.update on the cat food cans we wash everyone of them,tear all labels off and let dry good before putting in a bag.I was wondering if it would be good to smash them with a hammer before i take them to the scrap yard..

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    I have a steel 55 gal barrel I throw my small steel in. Today I was using up all my almost empty spray paint cans on a rusty cabinet for my shop; when I used up the paint I let the rest of the gas out in the barrel (to contain any spats of paint) then took the pointed edge of a 5 in 1 paint tool and popped a hole in the can (holding the can in the barrel) then bent it in half on the barrel edge so there would be no mistaking the can was empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnjunkjockey View Post
    i was going to ask about the aerosol cans we go thru a lot of them.update on the cat food cans we wash everyone of them,tear all labels off and let dry good before putting in a bag.I was wondering if it would be good to smash them with a hammer before i take them to the scrap yard..
    Just use a can opener and peel open the bottom and flatten them like a pancake. Less air that way.

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    My cat food cans go in with mixed aluminum. Just to avoid argument with anyone grading at my yard.
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    on my tin cans i don't even wash mine. i just toss them into the burn barrel with the garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlyGuys View Post
    No problems with explosive decompression? I've always wondered about that.
    Just make sure all the pressure is bled out first, I listen till I don't hear any gas coming out. I used to also crush them in the vise so the yard wouldn't freak out, now I get soda can price since they're used to me bringing them.

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    I usually bleed off the pressure, then snug it in a vise. Then I hit it with a stick that has a nail in the end of it. Even if it still has pressure, being in the vise it won't go anywhere.



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