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Metal pots, pans and trays

Find out how to reduce, recycle and dispose of metal pots, pans and trays.


Before thinking about reuse, recycling or disposal options for your metal pots, pans or trays, have you considered whether it could be repaired?

There are several repair cafes and groups in Suffolk who offer free help to local communities. Please visit the repair cafes page to find out more.


You can recycle your metal pots, pans and trays in the metal container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.


You cannot place glass pan lids in your kerbside bin. Glass pan lids rimmed with metal can go into the scrap metal container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.

Metal pots, pans and trays can no longer go in the kerbside recycling bin because they cause blockages at the Materials Recycling Facility and accepting these materials leads to other metal items ending up in the recycling bin such as brake discs, coat hangers and even engine blocks, which can cause further problems.

Find information on cans and aluminium foil.