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Food tins, drinks cans, foil and aerosols

We can only recycle...

  • drinks cans
  • food tins - pop the lids inside the tin
  • biscuit and chocolate tins with their lids
  • aerosols
    - only recycle empty aerosol cans
    - remove plastic tops and include for recycling
  • aluminium foil (e.g. for baking, covering food)
    - scrunch together to form a ball
  • aluminium foil food trays (e.g. takeaway trays)
  • aluminium tubes (e.g. tomato puree)
    - remove plastic caps

Please remember

  • empty and rinse items - left over food or liquids can contaminate other recyclables
  • you can leave the labels on: machines make sure these get removed

We can't recycle - put these in your general rubbish

  • crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • laminated foil (e.g. cat food or coffee pouches that spring back when you try and scrunch them. Pouches are currently not recyclable

We can't collect but you can check for recycling these at your local recycle centre

  • metal containers for chemicals (i.e. white spirits, paint etc)
  • containers for engine oil
  • general kitchen ware e.g. cutlery, pots and pans
  • other metal items e.g. pipes, bikes, electrical items