Kitchen foil and foil trays

Clean aluminium foil and foil trays can be recycled in your mixed recycling bin.

This does not include crisp packets or pet food pouches. These items can look like aluminium foil but are actually made from metallised plastic film. You can put these in your general waste bin.

To find out if an item is foil or metallised plastic film, do the scrunch test. Simply scrunch the item in your hand – if it stays ‘scrunched’ it is foil and can be recycled. If it springs back it is probably metallised plastic film and can’t be recycled.