You can recycle your foil wrappers but sadly not your crisp packets

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Can I recycle foil wrappers and crisp packets?

Lots of people ask us about foil wrappers and crisp here's a couple of things to think about...

Foil tennis ball

Sweet wrappers are often small bits of foil - so the best thing to do is when you get a foil sweet wrapper or bottle top just scrunch it up into a ball and put it to one side. As you get more, just keep adding to it until it gets to the same size as a tennis ball, and all you have to do is pop it into your recycling bin. Doing this prevents all the small bits of foil from getting lost along the way.

So, don't forget to recycle all your foil wrappers from your chocolates and sweets, even those foil yoghurt pot tops and milk bottle tops. Oh and don't forget the foil bottoms from individual tarts and pies too. You can also recycle foil food trays from ready meals and take aways, as well as and cooking foil...BUT please make sure they are rinsed off so that there is no food waste remaining. 

Aluminium foil, tins and cans can be recycled for ever!

crisp packs

But remember...

Some crisp packets and sweet wrappers have a silver lining which looks a bit like foil, but these are not made from foil, it is actually plastic, so it can not be put in your recycling bin.

If in doubt, just do the scrunch test to find out...

If you scrunch it in your hand and it stays scrunched up then YES it can go in your recycling bin....BUT if it springs back open, it can NOT be recycled...simples!!!

munch it scrunch it



Come and see us at Keighley Asda tomorrow!

Find out more about recycling in the Bradford district.

Our recycling advisors will be at Asda in Keighley on Friday 31 May 2019 between 10am and 4pm, and they will be more than happy to chat to you about recycling and answer any questions you have too.

They will be located inside the store, so do look out for them and say hello!

Asda Keighley - 
Bingley Road, Keighley, BD21 3ER - 10am - 4pm

Don't miss out...TOMORROW is the last day to get £5 discount on your garden waste collections

If you haven't already subscribed to the garden waste collection service, make sure you do it on Friday 31 May 2019, otherwise you won't get your £5 discount!

The garden waste collection service runs from 1 June 2019 until 31 May 2020 with no collections in December. You'll get 12 four-weekly collections for £32!

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The annual payment for the service is £37 per year, payable in full, in advance and is non-refundable. If you would like extra bins emptying there will be an additional cost of £18.50 per bin. Make sure you subscribe TOMORROW and your payment will be reduced to £32, and during this period each extra bin will cost £16. 

Once we've received your payment we will send you a licence letter and bin sticker to confirm you have paid for the service. Please put the sticker on the lid of your brown bin so that it it clearly visible for the crews. Any bins put out without a valid bin sticker will not be emptied.

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