All of the items we accept for recycling are intended for re-use into new products. The City of Laurens sells these items to manufacturers to offset the cost of operating the Laurens Recycle Center. The aluminum cans we accept are donated to the S.C. Burned Children’s Fund at the Augusta Burn Center in Georgia. Laurens ranked #3 in the State last year for the tonnage of cans recycled. This is a direct result of the great effort of the Laurens Fire Department and our recycling friends to benefit those that must receive medical treatment for their injuries.