CNMI offers cash for aluminium cans


The government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is encouraging people to recycling their aluminium beverage cans in exchange for cash.

As part of the administration’s efforts to promote sustainability and economic stewardship in the CNMI, the Office of the Governor, together with the Office of Grants Management & State Clearinghouse, Bureau of Environmental & Coastal Quality, Office of Planning and Development, Zero Waste Task Force, and the Department of Public Works, have introduced a new recycling initiative that allows community members to recycle their aluminium cans in exchange for cash.  

The Recycling Redemption Initiative offers an incentive of five cents for each aluminium can collected. 

Residents of Saipan can exchange their aluminium cans at the Artman Corp Drop-Off Center in Chalan Sisonyan Road in Tanapag on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

This initiative will extend to the residents of Tinian and Rota in the near future as logistics and planning are still underway. Residents of Tinian and Rota will be informed when the program is available.

This recycling initiative will be available from April 1 to August 31, 2023. The program is funded by the US Department of the Interior Grant No. D18AP00165.  

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