Make it recycle ready

  • Collect and roll foil into a ball the size of a golf ball or bigger. Recycling sorting machines cannot process very small pieces of foil.
  • Remove food scraps and tear off any dirty or oily sections that cannot be cleaned easily.

Where does aluminium foil go next?

It will be:

  1. collected by your local council’s kerbside recycling truck.
  2. taken to a recycling sorting facility.
  3. separated from other recyclables, such as plastic and cardboard.
  4. taken to a re-processing centre and broken down.
  5. taken to a manufacturer to be made into new products.

Want to recycle something else?

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