Turn Your Scrap Into Cash
At Collins Recycling, we’re a scrap metal recycling yard with a difference. Not only do we provide great customer service and competitive prices, we also help the environment and the local community.
As well as being professional scrap metal merchants for commercial and industrial businesses, we also provide our services to domestic customers. If you have an old bike rusting away in the shed, a garage full of old car parts, or piles of junk metal you can’t get rid of, bring it in to our Willetton yard and we’ll pay you cash.
All Types of Home Metal Waste Accepted
Domestic scrap metal items can often be difficult, time-consuming, and even expensive to get rid of, but at Collins Recycling, we can take it off your hands. Whatever scrap metal you have, chances are we can recycle it!
We regularly recycle all kinds of domestic scrap metal including:
- Air conditioners (must be degassed by a licensed technician. Won’t be accepted with gas/refrigerant still inside)
- White goods
- Copper wire
- Heavy copper
- Electric motors
- Burnt copper
- Metal plate
- Metal sheeting
- Lithographic printing plates
- Hot water systems
- Car engines
- Auto parts
- Bronze bushes and bearings
- Gun metals
- Stainless steel
- Clean or unclean scrap metal
- Lead batteries
- Soft lead
- Wheel weights
- Catalytic converters
- Iron and much, much more
Note: While we accept white goods, ovens and hot water systems, they have no value unfortunately. This is due to the plastic and insulation waste that has to be processed before exporting. They are free to drop off, but there’s a charge of $75-225 for our pick up service.
We Help You Make Money
Do you have unwanted scrap metal lying around your property? Are you a commercial or industrial business with metal waste you need to get rid of, fast? Do you want good prices for your scrap metal while also helping the environment?
Collins Recycling is staffed by a team of experienced scrap metal merchants who have worked in the recycling industry for many years. By encouraging recycling, we help the environment and assist in making the industry sustainable. Our friendly and professional staff have all the expert knowledge needed to turn your waste into materials that can be used again. By choosing Collins Recycling, you’re doing your bit for the planet and Australian industry.
We operate from a neat and safe yard in Willetton with accurate weighing systems, staff and machinery to assist in offloading your materials safely and efficiently.
Domestic Scrap Metal FAQs
What is Domestic Scrap Metal?
Domestic scrap metals, also called household scrap metals, are old items from homes that contain ferrous or non-ferrous metals. Examples of ferrous metal scrap are steel and iron, which can be picked up by a magnet. On the other hand, aluminium, brass, and copper are categorised as non-ferrous.
Part of working towards a cleaner, greener, and safer environment is to recycle domestic scrap metal. According to Cleanup.org.au, the average Australian produces 540kg of waste each year. A massive portion of the generated waste is made up of scrap metal, often going directly to landfills in the country.
What are the Main Home Metal Waste We Accept?
At Collins Recycling, we accept most types of metal waste from homes, including appliances, such as ovens and air conditioners. Please remember that while we accept air conditioners, they should first be degassed or with the refrigerant removed prior to sending the appliance to our facility. Aside from these appliances, we also welcome other white goods, such as refrigerators and washing machines.
We currently accept lead batteries, car engines, and other auto parts, as well as cans, radiators, cables, and metal sheeting. If it has ferrous or non-ferrous metals, we will likely accept it.
Do You Accept Kitchen Appliances?
Yes, we are more than happy to take your old, non-functioning kitchen appliances and recycle them for you. Appliances are a known source of scrap metal, especially large equipment. Therefore, we encourage you to send us your refrigerators, dryers, washers, ovens, or dishwashers. These appliances are excellent sources of reusable metals, including thin sheets of steel, aluminium frames, and more.
Meanwhile, if you have mixers, microwaves, or toasters, we can also accept them. Bear in mind, though, that these smaller appliances contain very little metal. Most of them have high volumes of plastic, which affect the value of the products.
Will You Pick Up My Scrap Metal?
We can pick up your scrap metal, particularly if you have a large volume that may require a truck for transport. You may reach out to our office by calling us on (08) 9457 3973 or filling out the form you see on our website. Please provide a detailed description as much as possible, including the items, weight, and of course, your location. Pick-ups are also available for smaller appliances, but we will charge $75 or higher, depending on the service required.
As an alternative, you can always drop off your scrap metal at our yard in Willetton. Don’t worry; you can do so at any time since we do not require that you book an appointment before the drop-off. Make sure, however, that you visit our facility during our hours of operation.
What Metals Don't We Accept?
As much as we would like to help you get rid of households you no longer need, Collins Recycling will only accept recyclable scrap metals. That means that we do not accept general waste, as well as plastics, cardboard, and wood.
While we allow cans and tins, we require customers to clean them first before dropping them off. Please make sure they are fully empty, as well.
If you have LPG or gas bottles, please be aware that we do not allow these items in our facility. Instead, we recommend that you send them back to where you originally purchased them.