What to do with
Food tins & drink cans
What items can I recycle?
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Drink Cans||Laminated foil (e.g. cat food/coffee pouches that spring back when you try and scrunch them. Pouches are currently not recyclable)|
|Food tins (Pop tin lids inside the tin)||Crisp packets and sweet wrappers|
|Biscuit/chocolate tins and their lids||Metal containers for chemicals (i.e. white spirits, paints or engine oils) - These can be recycled at the recycling centre|
|Aerosols (Remove plastic caps and recycle with plastics)||General kitchen ware (e.g. cutlery, pots and pans) - These can be recycled at the recycling centre|
|Aluminium foil (e.g. for baking, covering food) - Scrunch foil together to form a ball||Any other metal items (e.g. kettles, irons, pipes, white goods) - These can be recycled at the recycling centre|
|Aluminium foil trays (e.g. take-away trays)|
|Aluminium tubes (e.g. tomato puree) - Remove plastic caps|
- Empty and rinse items - left over foods or liquids can contaminate other recyclables.
- You can leave labels on - these are removed in the recycling process.
- Metal lids and caps on glass containers (e.g. metal jam jar lids) can be left on to recycle with glass. These are diffent types of metal to cans/tins/aerosols wo are recycled in a different way and by putting the lids/caps back on glass jars and bottles it reduces the chance of them getting lost through the sorting process.
Every Can Counts
To help us recycle our drinks cans wherever we are - whether at work, at college, at an event or festival or simply out and about - the Every Can Counts campaign is working hard with a range of organisations to provide drinks can recycling facilities.
Did you know that one in every three drinks cans sold in the UK are drunk away from home? The metal these cans are made from is endlessly recyclable, so it’s important that it is saved rather than thrown away. Especially when you consider that each can could be recycled and be back on sale as another can – in just 60 days.