To help facilitate your aluminum can recycling efforts, you should consider using a can crusher. These devices help you quickly reduce the space necessary to store your aluminum cans. The particular device seen in the video below is capable of crushing up to 18 cans every minute! So once you have a decent amount of aluminum cans collected you can quickly use this can crusher machine to reduce the cans to 1/4 of their original size. Having the cans crushed will allow you to store more aluminum cans in a smaller amount of space and this also is very valuable when you are ready to transport the cans to your local recycling facility. You will still have the same amount of aluminum to turn in, however you will have less boxes (or whatever you transport your cans in to the recycling facility) to carry in with you since you have reduced the cans to 1/4 of their original size. Can crushers such as the one seen below are necessary for those who plan on making money from recycling aluminum cans in bulk.
You can even make your own can crusher. As you can see below, this is a homemade can crusher, yet it is very functional and fairly easy to build. Search around on the internet for various plans on how to build your own can crusher. If you are not the DIY type, then there are many manufacturers that sell many models and variations of can crushers – just do a quick Google search to find what you are looking for.