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Recycle at home

Recycle out of home

Yes, Foil can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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Which foil or aluminium items can be recycled?

  • Foil food trays, barbeque trays and takeaway containers

  • Kitchen foil, aluminium pot lids and wrappers

  • Drinks cans

  • Screw top lids from wine bottles

How to recycle foil

  1. 1

    Wipe or dip foil trays in washing up water to remove any crumbs or food residue.

  2. 2

    Scrunch kitchen foil, aluminium pot lids and wrappers together to form a ball - the bigger the better is easier to recycle.

  3. 3

    Leave aluminium screw top lids on jars and wine bottles.

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How to check if your foil is recyclable

Do the scrunch test to check whether your shiny wrapper is aluminium foil or plastic film: scrunch the wrapper in your hand - if it remains scrunched in a ball it is recyclable foil.

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