New foil recycling

We are now collecting foil for recycling in your black recycling box.

What type of foil can I recycle?

Yes please

  • foil containers - eg. ready meals, pie and quiche cases, take away trays and pet food trays
  • foil lids - eg. yoghurt and cream tubs, instant noodles
  • confectionary foil - some chocolate bars are wrapped in foil
  • kitchen foil

Please remove food from your foil and scrunch small pieces of foil together into a tennis ball sized ball before recycling.

No thanks

  • crisp packets
  • drink, baby food and pet food pouches
  • 'foil' wrapping paper

The scrunch test - if you are unsure if foil can be recycled, scrunch it in your hand. If it stays scrunched it can be recycled, if it bounces back it is film and cannot be recycled.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 4 December 2019