Most local authorities already recycle mixed cans. They are easily collected within both commingled or source separated systems, and materials recovery facilities (MRFs) are well-equipped to sort aluminium from steel.

In recent years, many councils have added materials like foil trays, aerosols and household foil to meet householders’ desire to recycle more at home. Alupro would like to see all local authorities collecting all these materials and realising the value from this material stream.

We know that householders are keen to recycle more materials. Alupro offers a range of support to local authorities who are expanding or promoting their recycling activity, including communications resources to help achieve maximum participation (see our Media Library).

We also work with MRF operators and waste management firms to advise on the introduction of aerosol and foil collections.

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