Small metal items mostly refer to metal packages. Larger metal objects should be counted as scrap metal.
What can you sort into the metal waste containers?
Small metal items
- food and beverage cans
- aluminium foil and tins
- metal lids and caps
- metal casings of tea lights
- empty and dry paint cans
- empty aerosol cans (which do not slush or hiss)
- small metal items that can fit into the container.
Flush the metal packages that had food in them with cold water in order to remove the traces of food.
- bicycles: see the operators accepting bicycles under section Elsewhere online
- sheet metal and gutters
- metal parts of furniture
- metal pipes and cables
- wood-burning sauna heaters
- metal machines and devices (fuels and oil must be removed first)
- clean and open barrels.
What should you not sort into metal waste containers?
- plastic bags and coffee bags
- hazardous waste, such as accumulators, batteries and half-empty cans of aerosols or paint
- electronic devices, such as washing machines, electric stoves, televisions and IT devices.
Download and print the sorting guide for small metal items here.