Do you offer a collection service?
Do you buy aluminium?
We do not buy aluminium, however we work with many companies that do. Please email us with your query email@example.com
Do you manufacture or recycle metal?
Where can I sell my cans?
We work with many Recycling Centres and Metal Merchants who will pay for aluminium. You can find your nearest centre by contacting our office email firstname.lastname@example.org Cans are purchased per kilo (1 kilo of cans is approximately 65 individual cans) and some metal merchants may have a minimum delivery quantity – e.g some may prefer 5kg or more before the will accept delivery.
How can I tell if a can is made from aluminium?
Magnets stick to steel cans and not aluminium cans. If you look closely at the print on the side of your can you will often see the aluminium recycling symbol indicating that this is an aluminium can.
How can I tell if something is made from aluminium foil?
You can use our simple scrunch test to determine if your packaging is made from aluminium foil or not. Simply scrunch the item into a ball in your hand if it stays scrunched it is foil, if it springs back it is more likely to be a metalised plastic and should not be added to your recycling container.
How clean does my foil have to be when I recycle it?
Please just rinse your foil containers to make sure there are no large pieces of food residue stuck to the sides.
Do I have to separate and wash my food cans from my drinks cans when I recycle them in my kerbside collection?
Can I recycle the metal screw cap on my wine bottles, shall I leave them on my empty wine bottles when I recycle them or separate them from the wine bottle?
You can recycle the metal cap from your glass bottles and jars by simply screwing the cap back onto the glass container, place it alongside your other glass recycling and take it to your local bring bank.