Aluminum Foil and Formed Containers are used extensively around the home and in packaged foods. Foil and containers are often easy to reuse and can be easily recycled.
Try these reduction tips:
Use reusable containers
Bring your own reusable containers to restaurants to take home leftovers.
Buy less packaging
Buy food with as little packaging as possible.
Reuse is a great way to extend the life of materials and keep them out of the waste stream. Try these ideas:
Wash and Reuse
Reuse aluminum pie pans for plant drainage trays, art projects, and of course for baking more pies.
Aluminum foil and formed containers should be rinsed and food free. Place aluminum foil, and other aluminum products (pie pans, etc.) in the same bin as steel/tin/bi-metal cans. Recycle Aluminum Foil and Formed Containers at these locations:
|Arcata Community Recycling Center|
|Eureka Recycling Center|
|Eel River Disposal & Resource Recovery|
|Humboldt Sanitation and Recycling|
|Redway Transfer Station|
Americans discard enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet every 3 months.
Source: Amoco Foam Products Company. Teacher’s Recycling Kits.