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It’s getting easier to recycle, wherever you are
Recycling is becoming easier for all of us! All of the local authorities in the UK now collect food and drink cans, and most now also accept empty aerosols and aluminium foil trays as part of their regular household recycling schemes.
Alupro is actively encouraging councils, businesses and waste management companies to help people recycle more.
Services are expanding all the time, and you can take part by recycling aluminium:
- At home
- At your local household waste and recycling centre.
- At work
- To support community enterprises in your area
- When you’re out and about
If you live in an area that doesn’t have a kerbside collection for aluminium foil or aerosols yet, or you have larger metal items to recycle (e.g. bicycles or pots and pans) you can take used them to your local household waste and recycling centre.
Recycle Now provides advice and information, and has a postcode locator to help you to find the centre closest to you.
Every Can Counts gives you all the advice and support you need to make a real success of recycling 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, and can help also help you find a recycling service provider. We also have a wide range of promotional material and a track record in strategies to incentivise staff. For more information, visit the Every Can Counts website.
Why not collect and sell cans to generate funds for good causes?
Some local businesses will pay you for your used drink cans and foil.
‘Cash for cans’ has boosted the funds for a wide range of fundraising appeals around the country. Prices paid for foil and drink cans vary, so please contact your local centre for details of how to get started. To find your nearest site use our recycling site locator.
Alupro works with a number of voluntary organisations and social enterprises which use the money generated through aluminium recycling to help fund their work or benefit their local communities.
Our Recycling Locator will help you find an organisation in your area that accepts drinks cans or foil so that you can support a good cause just by recycling. Some offer a collection service. Please contact them direct to check the service they offer.
On the go
So, you recycle drinks cans at home and at work, but what about when you’re out and about?
A quarter of all drink cans sold in the UK are used away from home, so Every Can Counts is working with local authorities, shopping centres, tourist sites and event organisers to provide recycling facilities around the UK. Please use the recycling points when you’re out and about to help keep valuable materials in the loop!
Find at more at Every Can Counts.How is aluminium recycled?