Recycling Metal

You can recycle several different types of metal in the City of Raleigh. 


  • Aluminum foil and food trays
  • Metal cans
  • Remove all food residue. If you are not willing to clean the foil first, please discard it. Place the lids of steel food cans inside the can for safety.

Not accepted 

  • Metal oil cans or metal containers for non-food products
  • Wake County Convenience Centers and Multi-Material Drop Off Centers have scrap metal boxes for recycling other metal items.
  • Aerosol cans
  • Non-food cans
  • Hangers

Ask your dry cleaner if they will accept the hangers back for reuse. These are also accepted for recycling in the "scrap metal bin" at Wake County Convenience Centers.


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