Did you know aluminum foil can be recycled in your curbside recycling bin? It's the same material as soda cans, and it can be recycled forever. When recycling aluminum foil, cleanliness is key. If baked-on food is still on the foil, wipe it clean or tear off the messy part before throwing it in the bin. If a batch of recyclable aluminum has too much food contamination, often it has to be tossed instead of recycled. When in doubt, toss it out.