Where Can I Recycle My Aluminium Cans?
Most councils around Australia collect aluminium cans via their kerbside recycling service. All councils are
different, so your council may collect aluminium cans in a recycling
bin, crate, tub or recycling bag.
An increasing number of councils are installing public place (street-based) recycling bins. If your area has access to these bins, ensure you place your aluminium cans in them for recycling.
If there are no public place recycling bins, take your cans home or to
work with you for recycling. Cans are light-weight and easily crushed,
making them ideal for transporting home.
Many workplaces now have recycling collection facilities. If you head out to the park or a café for lunch and can't find a recycling bin, take your cans back to work to be recycled.
Download and print one of our ‘Recycle Right ... At Lunch' posters to
display at work and encourage others to bring their lunch packaging,
including aluminium cans, back for recycling.
If kerbside or workplace recycling
isn't available to you, there may be a recycling drop-off location near
you that collects aluminium cans. Some of these may even pay for
To find out whether aluminium cans are collected in your kerbside service or to find drop-off locations in your area visit the Recycling Near You web site or call the Hotline on 1300 733 712.
If there are no recycling facilities in your local area you can organise your own aluminium can recycling program. To find out how, visit The Aluminium Can Group website.
To help you recycle correctly at home, school or work download, print out and display one of our aluminium recycling posters or factsheet.
- Aluminium Recycling Factsheet (835kb pdf file)
This factsheet explains the ins and outs of recycling aluminium.
- 'Recycle Right ... Aluminium' Poster (191kb pdf file)
An education poster about recycling aluminium.
- 'Recycle Right ... at Lunch' Poster (181kb pdf file)
This educational poster encourages recycling of common lunch items including aluminium cans and other containers.
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