"We recycle over 2000 tons annually in the drop-off programs and then the landfill diverts another 8000 tons there at the landfill," explained Morin.Recycling can make a big difference. Penny says aluminum cans are a great example. Recycled cans can be made with 95 percent less energy. Morin says it's all about mass impact. "They're just making the effort, saving land space. If one person does it and the next person does it, if you multiply that then you have a big impact being done."
Aluminum can numbers are indeed big. Americans use 200-million of them every day. Unlike other garbage, aluminum cans very rarely wind up in landfills. They're simply too valuable to bury. The energy saved by recycling cans is staggering. Today the energy saved is enough to light a city the size of Pittsburgh for six years and don't forget recycling cans can also put money in your pocket. Most recycling centers will pay for your used cans. That's good for the environment and good for your pocket. Shasta claims to be the first soda company to use cans.