Although aluminum foil is 100 percent recyclable, used foil isn’t often accepted by recycling centers. Some centers accept thoroughly cleaned foil as long as it doesn’t contaminate the aluminum recycling stream. Depending on your collection program, you may be able to recycle aluminum foil with your aluminum cans.
Frequent Aluminum Foil Recycling Questions
Do curbside recycling programs accept aluminum foil?
It depends. While aluminum foil is just as recyclable as aluminum cans, some programs aren’t equipped to process foil. Aluminum foil is also likely to be contaminated with food, a no-no for recycling most materials.