At home

Almost all local authorities provide a regular door-to-door kerbside recycling service, so it’s easy to recycle at home.

Tips for getting started:

  • Find out exactly how to recycle from your council’s website. Contamination can disrupt the recycling process, so make sure you know what bin or bag to put your cans in.
  • Squash your cans to save space before recycling.
  • If you’ve missed your collection or need an additional way to recycle, many areas collect cans from recycling banks at local supermarkets or household waste recycling centres.
  • Remember, it’s not just cans that can be recycled – with a bit of organisation, you can get most material out of your household bin.
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