What to do with
As well as foil, you can usually recycle these other aluminium items:
- Drinks cans
- Screw top lids from wine bottles (recycle with the bottle - the cap can be left on)
- Takeaway containers and barbeque trays
How should I recycle foil?
- Only clean foil should be recycled so wash the thoroughly before recycling
- Scrunch foil together to form a ball.
Are crisp packets recyclable?
No - there are a few packaging items such as crisp packets that can look like aluminium foil but are actually made from metallised plastic film. This type of material is not currently recycled and should be put in your rubbish bin.