Wise Recycling is keen on the recycling business. The company receives aluminum cans from the public through its network of some 50 neighborhood collection centers, then processes them at its seven facilities, which are located in Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Virginia. It also does some commercial recycling. Much of the aluminum yielded by the company's recycling efforts goes to sister company Wise Alloys, a maker of aluminum can sheet. Wise Recycling was formed when parent Wise Metals Group acquired the Reynolds Aluminum Recycling business from Reynolds Metals in 1998.