Cash for Cans
Schools and community groups can raise valuable funds through the Trust’s Cash for Cans recycling scheme, and help the environment in the process. Businesses can also get involved, and nominate a local charity to receive the funds from their can collections.
Shetland Amenity Trust supplies bags and collection boxes for the cans, which can be placed in designated areas around schools, offices, community centres or other buildings. Once a number of bags have built up, the group can drop the cans off at the Shetland Amenity Trust offices, or call to arrange a collection. Bags which are dropped at the Trust's office should be clearly labelled with the group name and left in the wooden storage facility at the rear of the building.
The Trust accepts both steel and aluminium cans but can only pay for aluminium (as steel cans have little scrap value). Groups are paid 50p per kg of aluminium cans collected.
The funds are paid to the group, or their nominated charity, by cheque when the cans are sold. The cans are usually sold on an annual basis, however if the price of scrap is low they will not be sold until the value has improved.
If the value of cans collected is less than £5 the group does not receive a cheque – this money is pooled and paid to a charity. The group will receive a letter informing them of how much they raised and which charity it was paid to.
If you would like to get involved in the Cash for Cans scheme, please complete the online form with the required details. Alternatively, you can download the FORM & GUIDANCE and return the completed form to the Shetland Amenity Trust Office at the address shown.