Cans and Metal

Tins and cans recycling poster


You can recycle all types of clean cans and metals in the grey bins around campus, including:

Aerosol cans


Food tins (including pie tins),

Sweet tins etc.


Please rinse the cans if they contain food residues.

CanFor example, recycling aluminium requires only 5% of the energy and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions as compared with primary production and reduces the waste going to landfill.


We provide a scrap metal recycling service for those that produce large quantities.

To dispose of scrap metal please fill in a Porter Request form to arrange for it to be collected.

Please do not leave metal abandoned on campus, it is a legal requirement for us to ensure a registered waste carry collects our waste.

Why we Recycle Metal

Interesting fact: Metals can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of their properties. All metals including steel aluminium, nickel, copper, silver, gold, lead, brass and more, can be recycled.

By recycling metals we also reduce the need to quarry and mine raw materials, which helps to conserve the environment.

(All data sourced from Waste Online)