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Drop off your aluminum beverage cans at one of our convenient locations. We ask that you please rinse out the cans and put them in bags before dropping them at a collection site.

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56,775 Pounds = 1,930,350 Cans Collected Since 2010

Help Us Reach 2 Million Cans!



Recycle Stats

Fun can Facts: 

  • Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.

  • When you throw away an aluminum can you waste as much energy as if you’d filled the can half full of gasoline and poured it into the ground.

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, and a TV for 2 hours.

Why Recycle?​

  • An aluminum can that go to a landfill lasts about 500 years before it oxidizes!

  • Used aluminum drink cans can be recycled and back on supermarket shelves in as little as 60 days!

When you think of the difference just one person could make, imagine the positive impact whole communities have by recycling aluminum cans to help our neighbors in need!

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Abingdon Ruritan Club Guinea Road

Main St. Shopping Ctr Main St., Gloucester

Gloucester Moose Family Center

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Rt 17, Hayes

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Mathews High School Buckley Hall Rd.

We accept aluminum beverage cans only .  Thank you!



Through the outpouring of support from individuals and businesses we have recycled almost one and a half million cans.




Not only will you be helping us to help local patients. You will be keeping needless waste out of the landfill. 


Individuals - simply collect your aluminum beverage cans and drop them off at one of our three can cottage locations.


Businesses - We can provide you with a collection receptacle to put in your break room or if you know you will collect a large quantity, we can provide you with an outdoor container.  Let us know if you are recycling with us and we will be happy to add your business name and a link to your website/Facebook page from our Recycling Partner list at the bottom of this page!


Schools - Get students and staff involved!  Customized containers are available upon request.


Event Planners - Do you have a function coming up where you will be serving canned beverages?  Consider collecting cans for the Giving Garden and dropping them off to one of our can cottages OR if you would like to borrow some of our custom receptacles, contact us and we will get them to you!

Volunteers pick up cans from our cottages and business sponsors on a bi-weekly basis. 

Every can recycled by the Giving Garden Foundation helps a cancer patient in need!

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