What happens to aluminium cans?

Aluminium cans are taken directly to a German aluminium recycling plant.

  • Bales of aluminium cans are put into an articulated lorry at the MRF in Smugglers Way and taken to the facility in Germany.
  • Bales are off-loaded and inspected for contaminants.
  • The bales are loaded into a furnace and smelted into sheets

The sheets are then made into new cans, car parts or anything else that is made from aluminium.