Ball no longer makes glass or plastic containers. Several U.S. companies continue to manufacture both types of containers. Please consult other resources for more information about these companies.
Since we spun off and sold our former home canning business and commercial glass operations in the 1990s, we no longer have glass experts on staff. For inquiries specifically related to old Ball jars or other products Ball no longer makes, questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Minnetrista Cultural Center, 1200 North Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie, IN 47303. You may also want to check online auction sites or search for collector associations.
We do not list the email addresses, phone numbers and locations of our employees except those included as contacts on the various pages of this website or on our Contacts List. If you would like to contact an employee, please call the appropriate facility.
On an aluminum beverage can, look for the small "Ball" script after the ingredient list or near the bottom of the can. On a steel food can it can be difficult to tell since most cans use paper labels and you need to decipher the number coding to tell if it’s our product. Aerosol cans often carry the script "Ball" logo.
Ball recycles in all of its facilities. We collect scrap metal from our manufacturing processes and bundle it for pick up by recycling companies. We also used significant amounts of recycled metal to make our products. Each Ball beverage can contains about 68 percent recycled metal on average. Ball also recycles wooden and plastic pallets, cardboard, ink, and, of course, paper. Learn more about recycling at Ball.
Ball no longer sells home canning products. That business was spun off in 1993 and is part of a separate company. For information on Ball jars, the Ball Blue Book and other canning products, visit Jarden Corporation at www.freshpreserving.com.