Metal

How do I dispose of metal?

Find out how to properly dispose of metal items (and why) by hovering over the images below.

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans

Recycling

Must be clean & dry. Examples include soda, beer, and sparkling water.

Tin Cans

Tin Cans

Recycling

Must be clean & dry. Examples include soup, vegetables, beans, tuna, and wet cat/dog food.

Clean Aluminum Foil

Clean Aluminum Foil

Recycling

Must be clean & dry. Try to reuse foil before tossing it out.

Clean Aluminum Trays

Clean Aluminum Trays

Recycling

Must be clean & dry. Try to reuse trays before tossing them out.

Metal Flatware

Metal Flatware

Recycling

Must be clean & dry. Try to donate flatware before tossing it out.

Pots & Pans

Pots & Pans

Recycling

Must be clean & dry. Try to donate pots and pans before tossing them out. It is OK if the pots and pans have non-stick coating and/or plastic handles.

Aerosol Cans

Aerosol Cans

Recycling

Must be completely empty, so be sure to use all of the contents before recycling the cans. You can keep the caps on. Examples include spray paint, sun block, hair spray, and deodorant.

Empty Paint Cans

Empty Paint Cans

Recycling

Must be completely empty, so be sure to use all of the contents before recycling the cans. The lids can be recycled as well.

Scrap Metal & Metal Parts

Scrap Metal & Metal Parts

Recycling

All items must fit inside your recycling container with the lid closed.

CDs or DVDs

CDs or DVDs

Trash

CDs and DVDs are comprised of layers of metal and plastic, which makes them impossible to recycle. Try to donate or repurpose dics for craft projects prior to disposing of them.