Can I recycle it?

Foil is collected as part of your recycling collection.

Please rinse/wipe away any food residue.

Which container?

Household plastic and metal packaging bag (red bag)

When is my collection day?

Check your collection day

Useful information

There are plenty of alternatives for single-use foil such as:

  • silicone lids
  • storage containers (such as Tupperware)
  • food wraps (such as Beeswax wraps)

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Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

View our Household Waste Recycling Centres to find

  • location maps
  • opening times
  • materials accepted

You can also find your nearest centre by entering your postcode on our my area page.

For safety reasons, no public pedestrian access is allowed through the entrance or exit gates at any of our household waste recycling centres.

Only waste from households in Cornwall can be taken to these sites. Commercial waste is not accepted at any recycling centre.

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