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Your Metals Matter: Top Tips for Recycling Metals at Home

Orkney Islands Council is now participating in a new campaign called "Metal Matters Campaign", which was launched during Recycle Week 2017. To link in with this, here are some handy top tips on recycling metals at home.

Most of us are familiar with recycling their empty food and drinks cans, but may be less sure about what, or how, other metal packaging items can be recycled.

Don’t forget that all metal packaging can be recycled!  So as well as food and drinks cans, items like sweet tins, cake tins, foil trays, aluminium wrapping foil and pet food tins can all be put in your recycling bin/box/bag or communal recycling skip And it’s not just items used in the kitchen that are recyclable! Aerosols used for deodorants, shaving foam and hair spray can also be included alongside your metal food and drink containers.

Recycling aerosols

Recycling foil trays and household foil

Recycling non-packaging metal items

For more information and facts, and for useful informational You Tube videos on recycling metals, check out the websites located in the 'Related Sites' section.

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