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Can you get money for aluminum can pull tabs?

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Yes, you can get money in exchange for aluminum can pull tabs. The tabs are made from an aluminum alloy and can be exchanged at a recycling center for their worth in metals, according to Snopes.com.

The amount received for recycling scrap aluminum is $1980 per ton as of August 2014. Rumors persist that the aluminum can pull tabs can be exchanged for medical services and items such as dialysis sessions, chemotherapy and wheelchairs. In truth, pull tabs are accepted as donations by several charities, but those charities recycle the tabs themselves rather than exchange them for any special services.


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