cans & plastics

Paperchain will collect your cans & plastics free of charge* for customers when taken with the regular paper collections or at the same time as your Confidential Waste Collection.

We ask that your cans & plastics for collection be clean and securely bagged for ease of handling and transportation. Please see collection bins as an optional collection solution. Please collect separately your cans & plastics according to the three groups below.


  • Clean steel food/drink cans/tins
  • Clean aluminium food/drink cans/tins

Please note, we do not collect – Chemical containers or Non-food cans


  • Milk bottles with lids
  • Detergent bottles with tops
  • image from www.thedailygreen.comClear PET (PETE) bottles with lids; eg coke/Evian bottles
  • Hard plastic food trays
  • Plastic packaging; eg biscuit tin inserts
  • Coloured PET (PETE) bottles; eg beer/cider/soft drinks
  • Butter tubs
  • Yogurt Pots
  • Plant pots

Please note, we do not collect – Chemical containers or Polystyrene

Plastic & film wrap

  • Cling film
  • Shrink wrap
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic bags

Once we receive the cans at the warehouse we separate the steel from the aluminium. The separate materials are baled by us and sent for recycling.

*Reasonable quantities collected

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