Dispose of Aluminum Cups Right

Aluminum beverage cups are accepted for recycling in all communities in Cuyahoga County.


Tips for recycling aluminum cups:

  • Must be empty, clean and dry before being placed in recycling. 
  • Straws must be removed and thrown in the trash. 
  • Do not nest or stack cups together before recycling.


Aluminum cups are an excellent alternative to single-use plastic cups. Aluminum cups are 100% recyclable, and can be recycled repeatedly without losing any quality. Aluminum cups are available for purchase at many retail locations in Cuyahoga County. See an example of aluminum cups


The Donation Locations listed below accept donations of aluminum to maintain their facilities or help the organization's mission. See the Business Locations list for area aluminum recyclers.




Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.