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STEEL CAN RECYCLING INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE RECYCLING INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1-800-YES-1-CAN (937-1226)

STEEL CAN RECYCLING INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE RECYCLING INFORMATION
 HOTLINE: 1-800-YES-1-CAN (937-1226)
 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Can Recycling Institute (SCRI) today announced the creation of a 1-800 recycling information telephone number for consumers.
 The "Steel Can RecycLine" has been developed to allow callers to access a database that contains the names and addresses of more than 8,000 recycling locations in the United States that are currently accepting steel cans as part of routine materials collection.
 By calling the number 1-800-YES-1-CAN (1-800-937-1226), consumers can now talk to a live operator to find out the steel can recycling location nearest to them or receive printed information about steel can recycling.
 "We launched this program for several reasons," said Bill Heenan, president of SCRI. "First to help consumers find the closest places to recycle steel cans. Second, to enable us to accurately track and maintain steel can recycling locations. And, third, to provide consumers with an easy-to-access source for printed information about steel can recycling."
 The database system, which is organized by zip code, contains detailed information about curbside collection programs, drop-off sites, buyback centers and resource recovery facilities that collect steel cans for recycling throughout the United States. The database is updated on an ongoing basis with the assistance of SCRI's seven regional offices and other sources of information.
 "Our regional recycling managers have excellent grassroots knowledge about local recycling locations and options. We look to them for adding new sites and communicating with existing ones," said Greg Crawford, SCRI's vice president of recycling operations. "It was their hard work that established the database, and their continued dedication will maintain its high level of accuracy."
 The SCRI recently advertised in several recycling publications to encourage communities and individual recyclers to call the SCRI to confirm that they were included in the database.
 "We don't expect 100 percent accuracy today, but as we refine the database and as more and more callers use the 1-800 number, we are confident that this service will be as fine-tuned and accurate as they come," said Heenan. "We're really excited about the opportunity to provide this service and appreciate the support and encouragement we've already received from the recycling industry."
 Through the Steel Recycling Partnership, SCRI and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) will advertise the 1-800 number in Washington; Sacramento, Calif.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; and Raleigh, N.C. this coming fall. In addition, SCRI's diverse membership, which includes can makers, packers, and fillers, may use the number in their own consumer advertising.
 The Steel Can Recycling Institute, an industry association dedicated to promoting and sustaining steel can recycling, is the primary information and technical resource for recyclers, municipalities, legislators, educators, businesses and other entities with an interest in steel can recycling. Through its seven regional offices, SCRI works directly with city and county recycling coordinators and solid waste managers, recycling center operators, intermediate processors and end market buyers.
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 /EDITORS: When printing the 1-800-YES-1-CAN hotline, please also include the actual number, 1-800-937-1226, to ensure accuracy in dialing./
 /CONTACT: Mary Norton or Cyndi Braun, 800-876-SCRI, both of Steel Can Recycling Institute/ CO: Steel Can Recycling Institute ST: Pennsylvania IN: MNG SU:


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