Anything that is 100% metal and meets the size and weight requirements can be recycled at home. Remove all non-metal materials such as wood, plastic, rubber or paper.
These items are OK in your recycling container
- Steel and aluminum cans, thoroughly rinsed. Do not flatten cans. Do not place lids loose in recycling containers; place lid inside the can and crimp it shut. Loose individual lids get lost in horizontal piles of paper at recycling facilities and magnets can't pull them out. Paper labels can be removed and recycled.
- Aluminum foil and trays. Rinse thoroughly.
- Small metal items (such as bottle caps, nails, and other metal items 2 inches or less in length) should be placed in a metal can crimped shut.
- Large metal items with a maximum size of 30 inches by 8 inches and weighing no more than 30 pounds.
- Empty aerosol cans. Remove the cap, but not the nozzle. Don't puncture or flatten can. Cans that are still pressurized should be brought to a Metro household hazardous waste facility or neighborhood collection event for proper handling.
Find out how to dispose of metal items not accepted curbside