Tins and Cans

Why recycle tins and cans?






















Food drinks cans are made of steel or aluminium.  Both of these are 100% recyclable.  The metal can be reprocessed again and again without losing any quality. Recycled steel can be found in incredibly diverse variety of products including:

  • bicycle frames
  • pipes
  • train tracks
  • ship hulls
  • cars
  • bridges
  • paperclips
  • food and drinks cans.

Recycling 1 tonne of aluminium saves 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Cans, tins, metal lids (from beer bottles & glass jars), biscuit and sweet tins, empty aerosol cans are picked up from your recycling bags and the recycling sites on the island.  They are then squashed and baled at Glengorm and sent off for further sorting and processing on the mainland.

Follow this link to find out more about www.everycancounts.co.uk


How can I get involved?

Please wash all items well before recycling.

At the moment kitchen foil and foil trays can’t be recycled.

Take part in recycling, but remember, you can reuse your jars for lots of things or pass onto others who make their own jams and chutneys.