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Food Tins & Drink Cans

Recycle at home

Recycle out of home

Yes, Food Tins & Drink Cans can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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Which food tins and drink cans can be recycled?

  • Empty aerosols – remove plastic caps and recycle with plastic film and carrier bags at collection points in larger supermarkets;

  • Aluminium foil that is clean, unstained and free from grease and oil, used for baking or covering food - scrunch to form a ball;

  • Aluminium foil trays such as take-away trays that are clean, unstained and free from grease and oil, with film lids removed;

  • Aluminium tubes such as tomato puree - remove plastic caps;

  • Biscuit and chocolate tins and their lids;

  • Drinks cans - empty and rinse;

  • Food tins - empty, rinse, put tin lids inside the tin, labels can be left on.

Good to know

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.

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