Which container?

Steel tins, which food such as baked beans, soup and tuna come in can be recycled in your red box with your plastic and aluminium. If you have extra recycling that won't fit in the red box please request another container.

If you share communal bins, steel cans are collected in the same bin as your plastic.

Please do not leave recycling in plastic carrier bags or black bin bags for health & safety, and operational reasons.

Yes please...

  • Food tins
  • Pet food tins
  • Lids from jars and bottles
  • Sweet and biscuit tins

No thanks...

  • Food remains on any recyclable item
  • Steel pots and pans
  • Garden tools
  • Empty paint tins
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Electrical items

Many steel items, such as scrap metal can be recycled at the Household Waste and Recycling Sites.

Where does it go?

Find out what happens to your steel and what it is recycled into.

What you can do to help

Keep it clean!

You can really help by cleaning your steel cans before putting them in the red box.

Food contamination on things like yoghurt pots and rigid food containers means the plastic isn't of a high enough quality for us to get the best prices, from this income we invest back into the services provided by the council.

For more on recycling steel visit the Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau (SCRIB)

Last updated: Thu 8 April, 2021 @ 17:01