Sorting instructions for metal packaging

Metal collection containers are not just for metal packaging, you can also use them to recycle small metal household objects. View and print the instructions here!

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Sorting instructions for metal packaging


Empty, clean and dry

Metal packaging

  • Tins
  • Non-deposit beverage cans
  • Metal lids, caps and closures
  • Aluminium trays, foil and covers
  • Paint tins
  • Non-pressurised aerosol cans
  • Metal coffee capsules


Small metal household items

  • Pots and pans
  • Cutlery, scissors and tools
  • Other small metal objects (nails, screws, fittings, etc.)
  • Aluminium tea light cups


  • Plastic: e.g. plastic bags and wrappings, polystyrene, bubble wrap
  • Packaging or items which are too big to fit must be taken to a municipal take-back point

Return batteries and electronic devices to their own collection points.

Any packaging that contains residues of dangerous substances and pressurised packaging (e.g. paint, chemicals, oils, medicines, hairspray) must be taken to your local hazardous waste collection point.

Printable sorting instructions

How to sort metal packaging