Ever wonder what to do with old metal keys you no longer need? The good news is that they are 100% recyclable, since most household keys are composed of brass with a nickel coating. All you have to do is remove any plastic covers you might have on the keys and take them to any scrap metal or recycling facility in your community to deposit in the mixed metals bin. Old keys are recycled and melted down to make new metal products. And here's another idea for what to do with lots of old keys: Have a key fundraising drive. Ask everyone to bring old keys from their junk drawer and sell the whole lot to a scrap metal dealer, then donate the funds to the charity of your choice. Local businesses like car dealers and Realtors could donate lots of keys to help you raise money, too.
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