You Can Recycle Aluminum Foil – but they don’t make it easy.

small aluminum pans_378295090 copySo, yesterday I said most townships don’t recycle aluminum foil. I did a little research and it seems that’s not the case in my town. But they don’t make it easy, that’s for sure. Now, I’m not saying it’s all that hard either. The county I live in, Delaware County, PA has these things called igloos stationed at various locations around the area.

If you’re in my area check out this page to get the list of where you can find the recycling igloos.

Now, what makes this a little difficult is that it’s one more trip, out of my normal route and I’m so busy it’s hard to fit it into my schedule. I called the township office for recycling to find out more about recycling aluminum and the lovely woman I spoke to said the aluminum pans or foil must be clean. So, my plan is to clean and dry the aluminum that can go the the igloo (yup, it looks like an igloo) and store it up for a few months, since I rarely get anything with foil. Then I’ll make an occasional trip over there, every few months. I am lucky I have enough room around here to store a bag or two.

And my good friend Judy will get quite a kick out of this. She always says I’m the only person she knows who washes her trash. I have to admit, I do – not my trash, but my recycling – and I don’t wash it, wash it. Just a quick rinse to get the gunk out.  Judy also says I have a new disorder OPD – Obsessive Plastic Disorder. A disorder all of us should acquire!

You can see if your city or town recycles aluminum foil by going to the public works department on their website. You may need to send them an email or give them a call. And remember, it’s aluminum foil – those pans and the foil itself, not cans. Those are put in with all the other metal recycling for the township.









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