96% of local authorities collecting aerosols according to Alupro


New data collected by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Alupro shows that 96% of councils are collection aerosols for recycling.

While 86% of local authorities are collecting aluminium foil.


Over the past three years, the amount of councils collecting aerosols has jumped from 87% to the current 96%, while the number of local authorities collecting foil has increased from just 37% in 2007 to the current figure.

Alupro executive director Rick Hindley said: “Alupro provides local authorities with free materials to explain how to recycle empty aerosols, household foil and foil containers. We have also worked with councils and their service providers to dispel some of the myths about these materials being ‘difficult’ to recycle.

“We’re delighted to see how well councils have responded to this clear messaging, which has enabled more aluminium packaging to be recycled than ever before.”