Tin Cans

(Last Updated: 1/17/2019)

Includes tin cans that contained food. Examples are pet food, soup, tuna, and vegetable cans.
What we call "tin cans" are actually steel cans coated with a thin layer of tin or chromium.


Recycle in your recycling cart or at a drop-off recycling facility below. Rinse can. Leave lid attached to the can and carefully push it inside the can before recycling. Labels are OK to leave on. Do not bag recyclables. Recyclables must be loose (not bagged).

Bainbridge Island Transfer Station
7215 NE Vincent Rd. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-0962 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Hansville Recycling & Garbage Facility
7791 NE Ecology Rd. Kingston, WA 98346
360-638-2710 | Website | Map
Horseshoe Auto Wrecking
7360 WA-3, Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 674-2515 | Website | Map
Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Recycling (on the Naval Base)
1460 Silversides Rd Silverdale, WA 98370
360-396-7005 | Website | Map
Navy City Metals
3805 State Hwy 3 W Bremerton, WA 98312
360-373-6595 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Olalla Recycling & Garbage Facility
2850 SE Burley-Olalla Rd. Olalla, WA 98359
253-857-5034 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Olympic View Transfer Station
9380 SW Barney White Rd Bremerton, WA 98312
360-674-2297 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Silverdale Recycling & Garbage Facility
8843 NW Dickey Rd Silverdale, WA 98383
360-692-5900 | Website | Map
Yank-A-Part Auto Wrecking & Metal Recycling
23719 Stottlemeyer Road NE Poulsbo, WA 98370
360-779-3344 | Website | Map
Associated Steel Recycling
420 Log Yard Road Belfair, WA 98528
360-340-6789 | Website | Map
Waste Management
 Kitsap County, WA 
 | Website | Map
Bainbridge Disposal
 City of Bainbridge Island and City of Poulsbo, WA 
206-824-4882 | Website | Map

You might not have to throw away your canned food!
Date labels are confusing and can lead to needlessly throwing away good food (and money!) With the exception of infant formula, date labels indicate product quality, not food safety.
The main criterion for determining food safety is the amount of time food spends in the temperature "danger zone" (40-120 degrees F). Trust your senses! Your eyes and nose can see and smell when food has gone bad. Be careful of foods pregnant women are told to avoid, like deli meats and unpasteurized dairy.
"Sell-by" date tells the store how long to display the product. You can store food past this date, as long as you follow safe storage procedures.
"Best if Used By (or Before)" date is placed by the manufacturer to indicate when the product will have the best flavor or quality. It is not a safety date.
"Use-By" date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality. The date is determined by manufacturers.
"Closed or coded dates" are packing numbers for use by the manufacturers.