Mixed Metals Recycling

Collins Recycling has a state-of-the-art industrial scrap metal recycling facility in Willetton, which is capable of quickly weighing, processing and recycling scrap metal from anywhere. We have the equipment, the machinery, and the expert team to handle any job, including industrial scrap metal.

We know industrial scrap metal from your business can be large in quantity, but Collins Recycling can handle your job, and offer competitive prices for the materials we recycle for you.

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Industrial Scrap Metal Collection

Here at Collins Recycling, we provide a reliable collection service for construction, building, and industrial sites. Our service is reliable and prompt because we know that industrial scrap metal can accumulate quickly and begin to hinder operations. Our industrial clients come to us because we are fast and efficient. We collect when we say we will, and we offer fantastic prices!

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Efficient Processes

Successful industry is all about efficiency, and we understand how even the slightest hindrance can bring large-scale industrial operations to a grinding halt, which can be incredibly expensive. At Collins Recycling, we are experienced in working with large industrial companies, and we know exactly the unique challenges of dealing with scrap metal on industrial sites. We are renowned as the specialist industrial scrap metal recyclers for industrial-sized jobs because we will pick up and process your metal in the fastest possible turnaround time. We operate with maximum efficiency to ensure your productivity is at its best.

We Care About the Environment

Since our inception, Collins Recycling has been committed to helping the environment, and that commitment is fundamental to all of our operations. We pride ourselves on doing our bit to ensure Australian industry is sustainable by transforming industrial scrap metal back into reusable materials. We handle, recycle and dispose of your waste with ethical operations and procedures that adhere to legislation and are both safe and beneficial to our environment.

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Industrial Scrap Metal FAQs

What Are the Two Types of Metals?

Metals are divided into two groups: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metal contains iron and therefore is attracted to magnets. Examples are pure iron, iron alloys, stainless steel, alloy steel, and carbon steel. The second type, non-ferrous, is a metal that has no iron, meaning it has no magnetic properties. Aluminium, gold, silver, and platinum are non-ferrous.

All metals are naturally hard and non-adhesive. They are dependable when it comes to sturdiness, ductility, and malleability, which is why metals should be recycled. Some metals are good electricity conductors whilst others allow the passage of sound and heat. At Collins Recycling, we accept both types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

How Do You Identify Non-Ferrous Metals?

Since ferrous metals are magnetic, it is easy to detect them. For non-ferrous metals, identification is more complex. One way to know if the metal is non-ferrous is to know exactly what material it is. If you have a bunch of them, a good method is to look at the colour. Most have a silvery colour, such as silver and aluminium. Other non-ferrous materials are yellow to yellowish gold and pale reddish. For example, brass is yellow-gold whilst copper is pale red.

The best and easiest method is to send your metals to a scrap metal facility like Collins Recycling. Our staff can categorise the metals accordingly.

What's the Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals?

The simplest way to differentiate ferrous and non-ferrous metals is the presence or absence of iron. Ferrous is from the Latin word “ferrum,” meaning it contains iron. That is why magnets are used to attract and identify ferrous metals in recycling facilities. Meanwhile, non-ferrous is the opposite, so the metals belonging to this category have no iron.

Anything with iron and steel is ferrous. Adding carbon to iron produces different alloys (a mixture of chemical elements with metal as the primary element) with unique properties. These materials are called carbon steel.

Non-ferrous metals are more malleable (can be shaped) than ferrous. They are also more lightweight and have plenty of uses in various industries like aircraft and canning industries.

What Are the Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling?

Scrap metal recycling helps save energy as it uses fewer resources than extracting new metals from the earth and turning them into new products. As a result, the process protects the environment by helping conserve natural resources. Also, mining is costly and also disturbs the species inhabiting the area.

Because scrap metals are recycled for reuse, people do not just throw them in bins and take them to landfills. Metals take several years to biodegrade, causing waste to continue growing. By recycling, you’re not adding waste to landfills.

There are also economic benefits as the recycling industry creates hundreds and thousands of jobs and generates billions in revenue each year.

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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?

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