How to sort your trash

7. Other recyclable waste: aluminum and tin, coffee capsules, PET, textiles

Aluminum and tin   Pictogramme Alu Fer-Blanc

Aluminum and tin

  • What to include ? Aluminum cans, tubes, trays, and foil, as well as empty aerosol cans, items in aluminum (pans, strainers, etc.), and tin cans (canned food, animal food, etc.)
  • Collection : Most municipalities have containers for collecting aluminum and tin packaging. Tis packaging can also be left with certain businesses.  

More information about aluminum and tin recycling

Coffee capsules   Pictogramme Capsules de café

  • What to include ? Aluminum capsules are collected separately. Special collection containers are available at certain municipal recycling centers and at various specialized shops. Plastic capsules must be thrown away with incinerable waste.

  • Collection : Certain municipalities provide containers for collecting coffee capsules.
    Find a collection location

More information about recycling coffee capsules


PET   pictogramme PET

  • What to include ? All PET drink bottles, but not other PET packaging, which must be thrown away with incinerable waste (oil bottles, vinegar bottles…).

  • Warning : Milk bottles are not made of PET plastic but PE, and must be thrown in the garbage.

  • Collection : Most municipalities as well as large retailers provide containers for collecting PET bottles.

More information about PET recycling


Textiles   Pictogramme textiles

  • The collection of textiles benefits various charity organizations serving the poor. Most municipalities provide containers for textile collection. Textiles can also be deposited directly with charities.

  • Which textiles are reused :

    • wearable clothing in good condition only

    • clean clothes
      No damaged clothes

More information about textile recycling



Last updated
12 August 2019

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