Why should I recycle Cans for Habitat?

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has been accepting donations of aluminum cans to raise money for home construction. Over the years, 800,000 pounds of aluminum cans have been recycled thanks to community recycling efforts.

The unsung heroes of the program are the volunteers, known as the Can-do-Team. They pick-up from the fourteen drop site locations and take cans in for processing. More of these volunteers are needed to help process the approximately 40,000 pounds of cans kept out of landfills every year.

Habitat drop site partners have been crucial to the success of the program.

Grand Island Drop Sites


Pump and Pantry locations:

Hwy 281 & Capital Ave. 

Hwy 281 and Stolley Park Rd.,

Shady Bend and Bismark Rds.,

South Locust St.,

and Ace Hardware 

Pump and Pantry locations in Aurora, Cairo, Central City, Chapman, Doniphan,

St. Libory, St. Paul, and the Wood River United Methodist Church.


Cans should be in tied plastic bags and

securely placed in the can bins.

If a can bin appears to be too full,

please use an alternative location.  

Cans for Habitat

Recycle your cans and help build a place to call home.

Since July 2001, Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has been recycling aluminum cans as part of Cans for Habitat. Money earned through the program has paid for construction materials on dozens of homes in five counties. These, safe, decent, affordable homes have helped low-income families realize their dreams of home-ownership and improved neighborhoods throughout central Nebraska.

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