Metals, Batteries, Cans
504 Willow Dr, Spencer, WI
M-F, 8am-5pm & Sat 8-Noon
22 Oct 2018

1st Choice Recycling Supports #MorganStrong

Those recycling their aluminum cans and batteries have the opportunity to help a local family in the process.

1st Choice Recycling in Spencer will be donating 5 cents per pound collected toward the #MorganStrong fundraising campaign for Morgan Gorst, a 7th grader at Spencer Middle School who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in September. Simply present the coupon below to activate the offer.

The promotion begins immediately and runs through November just before a major fundraising event for Morgan on December 1. There will be basket raffles, auction, surprise raffles, 50/50 raffle, music, snacks, and a bake sale beginning 3 p.m. For more details, visit the MorganStrong Facebook page or click here.

Owner Larry Lang wanted to help out the family in memory of his brother, who passed away from aggressive lung cancer at 19. While he does not know the family personally, he had the opportunity to meet them at a fundraiser for Morgan and decided to do his own part in assisting with their medical expenses.

There is no limit on the number of pounds of batteries or aluminum cans, which are best brought pre-crushed in a plastic bag without any other materials, like tin cans. Cans can be dropped off at 1st Choice Recycling anytime during business hours between 8-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday. 1st Choice Recycling is located at 504 E. Willow Drive. For information or details give First Choice Recycling at call at 715-659-4340 during hours of operation.

27 Jun 2018

1st Choice Recycling Start of Process for Aluminum Cans

Recycling aluminum cans is a process that comes full circle. 1st Choice Recycling in Spencer is part of that journey, accepting as many as 12,000 aluminum cans in one week for processing.

Once a load of cans is dropped off, 1st Choice Recycling crushes them with a machine and then packs them into a pickup truck. “A pickup truck load of uncrushed cans is between 80-100 pounds,” said owner Larry Lang. “If they’re crushed, we’ll have 400 pounds on one load.”

The cans are transported to one of three locations in the state and made into bales, which are then shipped to factories to be remade into cans again, thereby coming full circle.

Cans can be dropped off at 1st Choice Recycling anytime during business hours between 8-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Though not required, cans are best brought in pre-crushed and in clear plastic bags.

On Saturdays, cans that are brought in receive 3 cents more per pound. The business will also be offering 5 cents more per pound for those with a coupon, available at Great Lakes Fresh Market in Spencer and Baltus stores.

Visit 1st Choice Recycling at 504 E. Willow Drive in Spencer for a variety of recycling needs.