Recycling company relocates program
Age of Aluminum Recycling Co. is relocating its Saturday aluminum buy-back program to the Kenmore Village QFC beginning Dec. 7. The new site is about one block north of the familiar operation at the intersection of Bothell Way and 68th Avenue NE.
The company purchases aluminum and limited quantities of other non-ferrous materials from the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through April, or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May through October. Recyclers should look for company trucks from which the material is purchased, using electronic scales.
Age of Aluminum serves more than 12,000 customers annually, paying cash for aluminum cans and other forms of the metal, such as aluminum windows, chair frames, engine parts, and pots and pans. During 1996, the average customer earned about $7.00 for recyclable material.
The company was founded as a result of an economics curriculum by Northshore educator Tom Carter. The success of the school project proved a need for a community recycling center for recyclable aluminum. The company frequently works with area schools, churches, and non-profit groups with their recycling and fundraising efforts.
For other information, recyclers are encouraged to call the 24-hour aluminum recycling hotline: 487-ALUM (2586).