So using standard 12 oz. pop/beer cans that are rinsed and dry I find that the consensus is that it takes from 32-35 cans to make a pound. There seems to be no exact number because there are variances by brand. So now we basically know about how many cans one has to gather together to make a pound a make some money.
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