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Make your metals matter

When it comes to recycling, metal is hard to beat. That's because it's endlessly recyclable - every last bit can be turned into something else. And it's a cycle that can go on for ever.Image of metal recycling

The food or drink cans and other metal packaging items you recycle at home could end up being transformed into any one of a wide number of new products, from a designer watch or a smartphone, to a washing machine or even a new bus! 

Every time metal is recycled it saves energy, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and saves on landfill space - so it's good news for the planet.

Best of all it doesn't take a lot of effort on your part to make a big difference. All you need to do is drop your cans, empty aerosols, tins and foil in your red box - not the rubbish bin. It's as easy as that!

Please put the following items in your Red recycling box:

  • Drink cans
  • Food tins
  • Pet food tins
  • Empty aerosols
  • Metal lids from jars and bottles
  • Kitchen foil (clean)
  • Foil trays (clean)
  • Sweet / biscuit tins

Please make sure your aerosols are empty and foil and foil trays / food tins have been wiped or rinsed before adding these items to your recycling.

All metal is recyclable but other items which we cannot collect should be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre e.g.

  • Empty paint tins & lids
  • Garden tools
  • Pots and pans
  • Crockery
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Door handles
  • Bikes
  • Electrical items

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