Where can I recycle aluminium?
Aluminium Recycling Service Locator
It’s getting easier to recycle, wherever you are
Recycling is becoming easier for all of us, wherever we are. All of the local authorities in the UK now collect food and drink cans, while 79 per cent accept aerosols and 66 per cent collect aluminium foil.
Alupro is actively encouraging councils and waste management companies to help the public 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
- At a local ‘cash for cans’ centre
Your local council website will be able to tell you whether your local authority collects aluminium cans, aerosols or foil and how the local recycling service works. Alternatively, enter your postcode at the Recycle Now website.
If you live in an area that doesn’t have a kerbside collection for aluminium foil or aerosols yet, you can still take used aluminium foil and empty aerosols to your local household waste and recycling centre. Recycle Now can help you to find the centre closest to you. Most supermarkets also have recycling banks in their car parks.
Alupro works with a number of voluntary organisations and social enterprises which use the money generated through aluminium recycling to 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.
Every Can Counts gives you all the advice and support you need to make a real success of recycling at work; whether you’re a multinational giant or a small local employer. The programme can provide branded boxes and help you find the right collection service. 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.
Aluminium is a valuable material. Why not join those in the know and collect and sell cans to generate cash for community projects and other good causes?
Alupro works with ‘Cash for Cans’ centres around the UK, where aluminium drink cans and foil can be exchanged for cash. Cash for cans has boosted the funds of a wide range of fundraising appeals for hospital scanners or lifeboats, or smaller items like canoes or computers. Simply collect the cans and take them to your nearest centre, where they will be exchanged for cash.
For more information and to find your nearest ‘Cash for Cans’ site, use our recycling site locator.
On the go
So, you recycle drinks cans at home and at work, but what about when you’re out and about?
Almost a quarter of all drink cans sold in the UK are used away from home, so Every Can Counts is working with a local authorities and event organisers to provide recycling facilities at locations and events around the UK. For example, we helped Bournemouth Council divert six tonnes of metal from landfill in just ten weeks by installing can crushers on the sea front. And we’ve also helped festival goers go green at a range of festivals, like V Festival, the Big Chill, Download and the Isle of Wight festival.