Recycle cans in Black Rock City

Bring a large mesh laundry bag to the playa for your crushed aluminum cans. (The mesh will allow any liquid in the cans to dry out and can be washed and reused again, as opposed to plastic garbage bags.) Before Friday at 5pm, take them to Recycle Camp, where they’ll be packed for delivery to the Gerlach School, who reaps the rewards of the can deposits. Last year Recycle Camp donated $1500 worth of cans — a whole lot of cash to a small town school. Learn more here! Aluminum is America’s most recycled packaging solution — and for good reason. A few interesting facts about aluminum recycling: * Tossing away an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline. * Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run your television for three hours. * Twenty recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using virgin ore!

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