Collection of food and drinks cans by local authorities is well established.
However, there are some more challenging metal items - foil and aerosols - for which WRAP has produced a guidance document, Are you collecting foil and aerosols with your mixed cans?
The drinks can recycling programme Every Can Counts is looking to develop projects with authorities who are running recycling collections from commercial and/or public sector premises. Projects would focus on developing and promoting can collections, to maximise the value of the metal collected. Alupro would be delighted to hear from any local authority interested in finding out more.
There are other tools and reports to help with the decision making process:
Kerbside recycling performance benchmark tool
Kerbside recycling: indicative costs and performance
Recycle Now support the collection of metals, both on the consumer site and by providing local authorities with communication resources via Recycle Now Partners.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (which operates as WRAP) is a registered UK Charity No. 1159512 and registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 4125764. Registered office at Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5BH.