Renfrewshire Council

Aluminium foil/trays

These items go in your blue bin.

Please try to reuse foil containers where possible - for example freezing leftover food, they also make good seed trays.

Remember to rinse your aluminium foil trays.

Foil and other aluminium is generally recycled with other aluminium scraps such as window frames and road signs, and cast into engine components for vehicles, which makes them lighter and more fuel efficient.

Aluminium is the most cost-effective material to recycle, because of the huge energy savings - up to 95%. In addition, all the scraps left over from the aluminium production process can be melted down and used again and again. For this reason, recycling is part of the normal lifecycle for large industrial products - around 75% of all the aluminium ever made is still in circulation.

Tin (thin) foil is not recyclable, crinkle test. If you can crinkle it up like a crisp packet don't recycle.

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