Ashford Borough Council collects metal cans and packaging in your green recycling bin.
- Give your tins, cans and foil wrappers a quick rinse to remove any remnants of food
- Squash or compress items to make more room in your bin
- Where possible, please remove the labels on tins and cans and place them in your green bin
- Fully remove the sharp lid from ring-pull cans and place them back in the empty can
WHAT METAL CAN I RECYCLE AT HOME?
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Aerosols||Metalised plastic film|
|Drinks cans||Paint cans|
|Aluminium and steel food tins|
|Sweet and biscuit tins|
|Metal lids from glass jars|
Other metal items are accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Cobbs Wood
Do the scrunch test!
An easy way to tell if an item is made from foil or metalised plastic film is to do the scrunch test. Scrunch the item in your hand – if it remains scrunched, it means the item is made from foil which can be recycled. If it springs open, it is likely to be metalised plastic film which cannot be recycled.
Ashford Borough Council