First, collect your alluminum. If you have cans, crushing them will make the process easier. Then take them to a recycling center near you (see http://mississippi.uscity.net/Recycling_Centers/ for a MS directory). They will be weighed, and you will be paid per pound.
Segregate the cans from your other trash and recycling. You can smash the cans if you wish to use less space. Put the cans in a garbage bag until you have a large amount. Take the cans to your local recycling center. The workers there will tell you where to put them and where you will be paid for them. Prices vary, so you can call ahead and try to find a day where the price is higher. Some states have a return deposit on aluminum cans. If you live in one of those states, do not smash the cans. You will not be able to return them. If you are returning deposit cans, simply take them to a store. Most stores have machines that will read the UPC code on a can and give you a print out of how much you have returned. You can take that to the checkout or service desk and get your cash.
Check your local phone book for recycling centers and they will most likely buy your cans. Prices are often based on weight, such as pounds. Check with various centers and see how much they pay per pound and go with the highest number.
Aluminum prices vary dramatically however you can normally expect 40-60 cents per pound as a rule. However if for some reason the market is acting crazy then you could very well receive alot less or more.
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