Beverage cans

Beverage cans

What?

Most beverage cans are made of aluminium and a smaller number are made of tin-plated steel.

Where?

These should be placed in the household recycling bin but some Civic Amenity Sites and Bring Banks also accept beverage cans check out the Waste Services Locator on this site for further details.

Why?

Recycling beverage cans reduces the extraction of limited raw materials, saves considerable amounts of energy and reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

How?

Make sure all beverage cans placed in the household recycling bin are clean and dry and placed loosely in the bin.

You can leave labels on as these are removed through the recycling process.

General Comment / Tip

Look out for charities such as Every Can Counts at events and festivals: http://www.everycancounts.ie