During the month of August, the City of Aiken is asking all residents to get into the habit of recycling aluminum cans. Last year, more than 32,000 pounds of aluminum cans were recycled, which saved 160 cubic yards of landfill space. Did you know that creating a new can from recycled materials uses only 5% of the energy it takes to create a can from new materials? And recycling only 2,000 pounds of aluminum saves 14,000 kWh of energy, 39.6 barrels of oil, 237.6 million BTUs of energy and 10 cubic yards of landfill space!