Recycling Scrap Metals in the City of Sydney Council area - Planet Ark Recycling Near You

Scrap Metals

Scrap metals include a number of materials such as aluminium, brass, copper, stainless steel, cast iron, lead, zinc and nickel.

Recycling scrap metal contributes to a significant saving in greenhouse gas emissions. Making items from recycled aluminium uses just 5% of the energy as making the same item from raw materials. 

Scrap metal can be collected by commercial recyclers or delivered to scrap metal dealers. 




Aluminium - Scrap

Electrical Cables


Corrugated Iron


Iron & Steel

Other Metals



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About Scrap Metal

There are two primary streams of scrap metals:

  • Ferrous metals predominantly contain iron. These metals are magnetic and usually offer little resistance to corrosion. Ferrous metals include wrought iron, steel and stainless steel.
  • Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and are not magnetic. They usually offer more resistance to corrosion than the ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals include copper, aluminium, lead, zinc and nickel.

Recycling Scrap Metal

  • By collecting and processing scrap metal, we reduce the ecological impacts of mining raw materials from the ground and reduce up to 97% of mining wastes.
  • Over 50% of the world's steel production uses recycled scrap metal, making it one of the world's most recycled materials.

Source: Smorgon Steel