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How to recycle / dispose foil products

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We accept aluminum foil products

What foil products are accepted?

examples of aluminum cans, bimetal (steel) cans and tins, and aluminum foil products

We accept aluminum foil products, such as

  • foil wrap
  • pie plates
  • other aluminum food trays

How do you prepare your foil products?

Wipe or rinse foil, plates and trays to remove food residue, and place them into your recycling bin.

To keep foil from blowing out of your bin at the curb, crumple it into a ball.

What foil products are not accepted for recycling?

If your items have significant amounts of food residue on them, put them into the trash. For example, it can be very difficult to clean lasagna pans of baked on cheese and sauce.

Locations accepted

  • Transfer Station
  • Curbside Collection

Material type

  • Recycling