What should be sorted as metal?

All metal objects: tins and drinking cans, corks, lids, tubes, foils, pans, frying pans, aluminium moulds, tools, nails, empty aerosols, aluminium lids from yogurt tubs and butter packs, tealight aluminium moulds, metal shells from outdoor candles, etc.

Broken bikes, wheelbarrows, metal barrels, metal furniture are also sorted as metal.

What is not done right?

Sometimes metal waste is contaminated by electrical and electronic scrap. This type of scrap is far better suited in its own category.

What happens to the metal?

The metal becomes a raw material for new metal products.


You can print out stickers for metal containers here (PDF).