The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ireland

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Do you offer a collection service?

We do not offer a collection service but we can put you in contact with a local collector who could help you.

Do you buy aluminium?

We do not buy aluminium, however we work with many companies that do. Please email us with your query info@aluproireland.ie

Do you manufacture or recycle metal?

We do not 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 info@aluproireland.ie 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.

Do I have to separate and wash my food cans from my drinks cans when I recycle them in my kerbside collection?

You can pop your food and drink cans into your recycling system together.   Just make sure that your drink cans are empty and that your food cans have been rinsed out.

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.

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