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Aluminum Can Recycling

Recyling makes a huge impact!



total received from
aluminum can recycling
since 2016

Aluminum can recycling funds Flight Attendant Disaster Relief. Thank you for your efforts!

Recycling Procedures

  • We recycle aluminum cans on all Domestic and inbound International Flights.

  • Return cans to the original beverage cart insert.

    They do not have to be empty or separated from unopened cans

  • We can also place inserts of cans in a supply cart or empty cart (except PHL and CLT).

  • Avoid placing cans in a cart with trash or fresh food.

    Shelf-stable foods are ok

  • Do not place cans in grey market bags or trash receptacles.

    Catering will not retrieve or separate aluminum cans mingled with trash.

  • Do not mix cans with other recyclables or place in the catered clear plastic “recycle” bag.

    Kitchens will not separate those items. Wings only receives monetary rebates from aluminum cans.

  • Wings recycling contracts are held in agreement with LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet.

    Aircraft cleaners, local ground personnel or other companies do not have recycling procedures.

  • Procedures differ for flights terminating at PHL and CLT due to commissary kitchens.

    Please place all aluminum cans in the beverage carts at these stations. Do not place cans in an empty cart, supply cart or galley compartment.

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