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Recycling: foil

Types of foil you can recycle

Yes please

  • ​bottle tops
  • food and drinks cans
  • clean aluminium foil
  • clean foil trays / packaging

No thanks

  • ​crisp packets
  • dirty foil packaging

How you can recycle foil

​Aluminium cans and foil packaging can be recycled in your parish recycling collection (if applicable), in the metal packaging recycling bank at your nearest mini recycling centre or in the metals container at the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Where you can dispose of foil

How you can reuse foil

​Aluminium foil can be washed and reused many times, particularly pie plates and other baking or takeaway containers, after which they can be recycled.


Good to know

​Do the scrunch test to check whether your shiny wrapper is aluminium foil or plastic film. If it springs back open it is not aluminium.

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