Where can I recycle aluminium?
It’s getting easier to recycle, wherever you are.
Recycling is becoming easier with more cooperation across the waste industry. All of the waste collectors/recovery operators in Ireland now collect food and drink cans. They also accept kitchen foil and aluminium foil trays, and bottle tops as part of their regular household recycling schemes.
Alupro Ireland is actively encouraging businesses and waste management companies to help people to recycle more.
There is a national recycling list of what is accepted at kerbside, including aluminium packaging. For more details see the MyWaste website.
Drink cans, and aluminium bottle tops are also accepted at bring banks. To find your nearest bring bank click here
If you have larger metal items to recycle (e.g bicycles or pots and pans) you can take them to your local civic amenity centre. To find your nearest civic amenity site, click here
Every Can Counts gives you all the advice and support you need to make a real success of recycling drink cans in your organisation; whether you’re a multinational giant or a small business. The programme provides free materials to help you set up and promote your recycling campaign. We also have a range of promotional materials and fun ways to track your progress to incentivise staff. For more information, visit the Every Can Counts website.
So you recycle drink cans at home and at work, but what about when you’re out and about?
Many drink cans in Ireland are consumed away from home, so Every Can Counts is working with recovery operators, shopping centres, tourist sites and event organisers to provide recycling facilities around Ireland. Please use the recycling points when you’re out and about to help keep valuable materials in the loop!
Find out more at Every Can Counts.