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Aluminum Can Capture Grants for MRFs

Aluminum cans are among the most widely accepted packages for recycling. Within the packaging industry, they have leading recycled content rates and are consistently among the most valuable materials by weight in the recycling stream. According to the Can Manufacturers Institute research, up to 25% of aluminum beverage cans are missorted at a typical materials recovery facility (MRF). Capturing these cans provides critical economic and environmental benefits to the recycling system and ensures that used beverage cans are recycled into new cans, supporting a circular economy. 

The Partnership’s Aluminum Can Capture Grants support investment in eddy-current separators, robotic sorters, and other equipment and process improvements to capture more cans during the sortation process. The Partnership made five aluminum can capture grants in 2021 to MRFs across the U.S. and continues to support the optimization of MRF infrastructure across the recycling system through aluminum and other material-specific grant-making initiatives. 

Explore Available MRF Grants

If you are interested in learning more about a grant opportunity, please contact sdavenport@recyclingpartnership.org.

Financially Support Increased Aluminum Can Capture

If you are interested in supporting The Partnership and funding increased aluminum can capture, please contact skaylor@recyclingpartnership.org.