Recycling Center is a game used throughout occasional episodes of Supermarket Sweep. Found during the "Big Sweep", a player must locate a small bag of aluminum cans hidden in the market, and return them to their partner, where their partner could recycle them in the recycling center.




The Recycling Center, TV Mystery Product, the Brach's Candy Corner, the International Bread Center, the Magazine Display, the Instant Coupon Machines and the Cake Decorating bonuses all made their debut in 1993.


Three sacks, each containing 10 empty soda cans were located throughout the market. A runner would grab one sack and race it back to his/her partner. The partner then went to the machine and would crunch the cans, one at a time. After crunching all 10 cans, a receipt was printed which awarded the team with $100.


  • Stack Job - Rather than recycling the aluminum cans, players would build a pyramid with them, instead.