Metal - cans, foil and packaging

Cans

Aluminium and steel is used to make cans for food and beverages, as well as foil trays and wrappers.

Empty and rinse cans or containers, aluminium foil and foil trays. Completely empty aerosol cans from residual household sprays. Scrunch aluminium foil and trays to prevent the item being sorted with the lightweight paper at the recycling sorting facility.

Tip: Small pieces of foil such as easter egg wrappers and lids from wine and sauce bottles can be enclosed in larger pieces of foil to ensure they are sorted correctly.

Tip: Save large tins to collect smaller metal items like keys, old padlocks and steel bottle caps for recycling. Check that items are magnetic with a fridge magnet before adding them to the tin. When the tin is full, seal the lid and place in your recycling bin.

Disposal / recycling options

Wheelie bins

  • Recycling bin

Waste facilities

Business or community programs

Many drink containers are eligible for a refund at participating outlets through the Containers for Change refund scheme.