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.

Sorting mixed scrap metals.

Collins Recycling Safety Guidelines

Scrap metal is often viewed for its monetary value, the impact recycling it has on the environment, or both. Unfortunately, people forget the inherent risks of dealing with various metals at a scrap metal yard.

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Scrap metal waste.

7 Misconceptions About Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal recycling is not a new concept. Some people say that it is necessary, while others may disagree. Other people talk about the significant profits they can obtain from recycling scrap metals. But not everyone finds recycling a desirable task, causing them to ignore its benefits. We all have rubbish at home, but how…

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Copper is one of the few materials that can be recycled repeatedly without any loss of performance.

Recycling of Copper – How It’s Done

Copper (Cu) is both a mineral and element present in our everyday lives. It’s everywhere, from your kitchen sink to benchtops to jewellery. A large car can have more than 45kg of copper. This material is valued for its excellence as a heat and electricity conductor. It’s malleable, ductile, and corrosion-resistant, as well.

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Battery Recycling: The How’s and Whys of Scrap Battery Recycling

Batteries from electronics like cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, and children’s toys now have long lifespans. However, once their electrical circuit is used up, the familiar yet incorrect practice is to throw them into the bin. Some household items should never be placed in the recycling bin, and your depleted batteries are among them.

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Magnetic materials are always made of metal, but not all metals are magnetic.

Metals and Magnets: The Explanation behind the Magnetic Attraction

Magnetism is astounding; it’s like magic. But have you ever wondered why some materials respond to magnets whilst some don’t? At Collins Recycling, we encounter tons of metals, and we understand which are magnetic metals and which are not. We also know the concept behind this attraction. That’s why we’re sharing this knowledge with you…

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Abandoned barbecue grill.

What Scrap Metals Can You Recycle This Summer?

It’s summertime! What does it mean? You get to enjoy beaches like Scarborough Beach, eat some gelato, stroll around Northbridge, watch a movie in the great outdoors, and do some seasonal clean-up. You may not look forward to the last option, but there are good reasons to do so, including its benefits for the environment.…

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White goods in skip bin.

What are White Goods and Why Should You Recycle Them?

Landfills are brimming with Australia’s waste, mostly comprised of white goods. You do not have to be a strong advocate of nature to agree that this situation is not good for the environment. That’s why households and businesses need to understand the benefits of recycling white goods.

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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

Updated 24 May 2022 When thinking about recycling, the first thoughts are plastics or cardboard products. While recycling these products is crucial, scrap metal recycling does not always come to mind. Yet scrap metal holds onto its original properties no matter how many times it is recycled. This takes the idea of reusing products to…

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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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dismantle tin shed

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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