#TimeToRecycle - Leeds recycles Metal
#TimeToRecycle - Leeds recycles Metal

Recycle these in your green bin

  • Tins (give them a quick rinse, no need to remove paper labels)
  • Drink cans
  • Empty aerosol cans (deodorant, shaving foam, hairspray)
  • Foil (scrunch small pieces up to make a bigger ball)


Bring your old batteries to a battery bank (they’re in every supermarket and there’s a map here.)

Putting batteries in either of your wheelie bins could start a fire.

Metal imposters

Some items look like metal but are actually a mix of metal and plastic. Don’t let them sneak into your green bin. Put them in your black bin or bring them to a Terracyle drop off point.

  • crisp packets (this includes pringles tubes)
  • biscuit wrappers
  • pet food pouches
  • chocolate bar wrappers

To check if something is metal or plastic do the scrunch test – if it stays scrunched it’s metal and if it bounces back it’s plastic.


Leeds City Council sent this bulletin at 03-07-2020 02:00 PM BST

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