Aluminium Foil

  • Foil 72 x 100

Yes please:

Aluminium foil

Aluminium foil containers

No thanks:

Crisp packets

Biscuit/chocolate bar wrappers

Cat food pouches

Soup pouches

Dirty foil

Foil wrapping paper

Aluminium foil recycling FAQs

Can I recycle items like cat food pouches, biscuit/chocolate bar wrappers and crisp packets?

No. These items have a layer of plastic on them and are not true aluminium foil. If you are unsure if something is true aluminium foil – try the scrunch test. Scrunch up the item in your hand, if it springs back it contains plastic and can’t be recycled, if it stays scrunched up its true aluminium foil and can go in your recycling bin.

Can I put foil in the recycling bin that I have cooked food on?

Please only put clean aluminium foil in the recycling bin. If you have cooked food on foil there is a chance food leftovers will be welded on the foil and this is very hard to remove, if it doesn't come off with a quick rinse then please don’t put dirty foil in your recycling bin.

Can I recycle foil cake containers? Yes. So long as they are clean and free from leftovers, foil containers can go in the recycling bin.