For many people, recycling scrap metal is only a task that businesses and commercial property owners should be concerned about. The reality is that homeowners should be aware of and practice it, too – even if they do not own heavy machinery. Scrap metal recycling pertains to a set of processes involving the collection of metals to melt them down and repurpose them for further use.

Instead of treating those metals in your home as rubbish and throwing them away, metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, and iron should be recycled. Researchers believe that we’re running out of new metals, where some could completely be depleted within the next 20 to 50 years. So, if you’re among those who want to know more about scrap metal recycling, you’ve come to the right place.

Our blog discusses the essentials and pros of metal recycling, as well as other information that can be beneficial to the environment.

Mixed scrap metal.

The Importance of Scrap Metal Recycling

The process of recycling scrap metal is similar to the regular recycling procedure. Metals you no longer need will first be collected and sorted before processing them. They will be broken down into smaller pieces to be shredded or crushed and converted into sheets or blocks. Metals will then be melted and purified to remove…

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Mixed metal scrap.

7 Key Factors That Affect Scrap Metal Prices

Every year, millions of materials, ranging from metal to plastic to paper (and a whole lot of others), are getting repurposed everywhere in the world. That’s the power of recycling. Collins Recycling is a scrap metal business right at the centre where among the main targets is to buy more metals from other companies and…

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Copper Cable

Copper Facts and Why It Should Be Recycled

Copper is one of the many minerals that we know about. But did you know it is essential to our daily lives? Copper is highly valued for its ductility, meaning it can handle physical alterations without breaking. It’s malleable with thermal and electrical conductivity. Copper is corrosion-resistant, too. This element is also considered an important…

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Sorting mixed scrap metal.

Scrap Metal: How to Recycle Metal and Why It’s Important

Metals are all around us. They are turned into components and items that we use daily. And the great thing about metals is that they can be recycled over and over without affecting their properties. Steel is considered the most recycled material globally, while other metals like aluminium, copper, gold, and silver follow suit.

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Scrap aluminum cans.

What You Can Put in Your Recycling Bin

Proper recycling of household and business waste is necessary. And the way Australians manage waste is now changing positively. However, there is still a long way to go. For many people, throwing items in the bin is almost like a reflex. There’s no second thought, just throwing away any rubbish they have in their hands.…

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Discarded air conditioners.

A Simple Homeowner’s Guide for Easy Air Conditioner Recycling

Note: If you’re recycling your air conditioner with us, they must be degassed by a licensed technician. They won’t be accepted with gas/refrigerant still inside. Air conditioners are believed to be one of the essential appliances in Australian homes. In fact, more than 4.6 million households in the country use at least one aircon. But…

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Recycling cans at home.

Recycling Cans in 2021 and Beyond: What Can You Do?

Do you have a lot of soda cans in your kitchen, but you don’t know what to do with them? Before you decide to throw them into the bin, there is one thing that you should know: they can be recycled! Recycling tin cans can help reduce Australia’s generated household waste, estimated to be 13.8…

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The 7 Easy Steps of Tearing Down a Shed

Do you have a shed in your yard that you no longer need? Most of us do. It does not only take space but has also become a place for ants and moss to thrive. While you may have your rusty yet trusty tools in that shed, you know that it is high time to…

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