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Cash 4 Cans

Swansea Council has teamed up with Swansea Waste Disposal Company to target groups and organisations to get involved and start recycling their aluminium cans.

image depicting Cash 4 Cans

Special recycling boxes are available to collect the cans (Maximum of two per group) and once they are full the process of changing them into cash is quite simple.

Swansea City Waste Disposal has built a special weighing machine at the Baling Plant in Llansamlet, and 45p per kilo will be paid for the aluminium cans.  (Please note, steel cans will not be paid for)

If a group or club uses the scheme frequently they can set up an account where payments will be made quarterly, while one-off payments will be made immediately.

Cllr John Hague, Cabinet Member for Environment said, "We all need to rethink the way we deal with our rubbish and this is one scheme that we hope will benefit local clubs and organisations as well as raise awareness of the importance of recycling."

Jeremy Jones, Recycling Officer said, " We hope that this scheme will be a way of educating voluntary organisations and their members of the importance of recycling as well as providing them with the means of raising money for their club."

Notes to editors

Opening hours for this service: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and 8am-11am on Saturdays.

Children must remain in vehicles and be supervised at all times.

The scheme is not open to employees of Swansea City Waste Disposal or Swansea Council cleaning services.

Groups interested should contact Jeremy Jones, Recycling Officer on 01792 635600


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