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Don’t delay – recycle today!

It’s never been easier to make your metal matter in Gloucestershire!

When it comes to recycling, metal is hard to beat. That’s because it’s endlessly recyclable - every last bit can be turned into something else and it’s a cycle that can go on forever.

The food or drink cans and other metal packaging items you recycle at home could end up being transformed into any one of a wide number of new products, from a designer watch or a smartphone, to a washing machine or even an aeroplane! 

Every time metal is recycled it saves energy, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and saves on waste disposal space – so it’s good news for the planet.

Best of all it doesn’t take a lot of effort on your part to make a big difference. All you need to do is drop your cans, empty aerosols, tins and foil in your recycling container, not the rubbish bin. If possible rinse everything, squash cans and roll tin foil up into a ball (at least the size of a golf ball).

So by recycling your waste metal packaging at home, you can reduce your carbon footprint and prevent valuable materials ending up in waste disposal.

What is your recycling container for recycling metal?



Frequency of collection

Cheltenham Borough Council

Green Box


Cotswold District Council

White Sacks


Forest of Dean District Council

Green Box


Gloucester City Council

Green Box


Stroud District Council

Green Wheeled Bin


Tewkesbury Borough Council

Blue Wheeled Bin


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