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Most pure metals, like aluminium, silver and copper - come from the Earth's crust. They are found in ore solid materials called minerals (usually occurring in rock), from which the pure metal has to be extracted. The properties of pure metals can be improved by mixing them with other metals to make alloys.

Recycling metal is important because it can be re-melted and reshaped into new products countless times. Scrap metal is a resource that will never be depleted. Metal recycling conserves natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less energy than making metal from virgin ore

 

Cans

Metal cans are an essential packaging technology that has helped create the world's safest food supply, without sacrificing food quality or nutrition. Cans routinely deliver the highest level of performance when it comes to protecting food quality and nutrition.

Cans can be mixed and sorted at Recycling facilities - however the cans must be empty.

General Heavy Steel

  1. Steel thicker > 3mm or longer and larger than 1.5 meters.

  2. Steel thicker > 3mm, and shorter than 1 meter

  3. Steel Thicker > 3 mm, and less than 500 mms length

Sub-grade Light Steel

Steel <3mm thick

Steel Shavings

Swarf, also known as chips (or by other process-specific names such as turnings, filings, or shavings), are pieces of metal - which are the debris or waste, resulting from machining subtractive (material-removing) manufacturing processes.

Mixed Steel

A mixture of various grades of steel. A mixed load is not worth sorting through.

Old Wire

Old or deteriorated wire (a long thin piece of metal) that has been used to fasten things or to carry an electric current.

Lead Acid Batteries

We can recycle Lead Acid batteries, however we can´t recycle lithium chloride batteries (i.e. laptops and small appliances rechargeable batteries as well as cell phones batteries).

RECYCLES INTO:
Shredded cans are melted down, poured into cases, chilled, rolled out and made into new cans. Recycled metals can also become part of a new automobile, airplane or bicycle.

 

Cans

Metal cans are an essential packaging technology that has helped create the world's safest food supply, without sacrificing food quality or nutrition. Cans routinely deliver the highest level of performance when it comes to protecting food quality and nutrition.

Cans can be mixed and sorted at Recycling facilities - however the cans must be empty.

General Heavy Steel

  1. Steel thicker > 3mm or longer and larger than 1.5 meters.

  2. Steel thicker > 3mm, and shorter than 1 meter

  3. Steel Thicker > 3 mm, and less than 500 mms length

Sub-grade Light Steel

Steel <3mm thick

Steel Shavings

Swarf, also known as chips (or by other process-specific names such as turnings, filings, or shavings), are pieces of metal - which are the debris or waste, resulting from machining subtractive (material-removing) manufacturing processes.

Mixed Steel

A mixture of various grades of steel. A mixed load is not worth sorting through.

Old Wire

Old or deteriorated wire (a long thin piece of metal) that has been used to fasten things or to carry an electric current.

Lead Acid Batteries

We can recycle Lead Acid batteries, however we can´t recycle lithium chloride batteries (i.e. laptops and small appliances rechargeable batteries as well as cell phones batteries).