Metals

 

Read below to gain an understanding of Metals and the different waste and recycling bins/services available.

Waste types collection ready for a bin
Scrap Mixed Metal Waste

Scrap Mixed Metal

Metal products include aluminium, steel, copper and alloy and all are 100% recyclable. By recycling metal, you can reduce the drain on resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the space required at landfill. Repurposing metals requires much less energy and water to produce new products than the same production using new metals. Most households and businesses will have metals that can be recycled and by utilising a scrap metal bin, you'll contribute to the circular economy and a more sustainable future.

Allowed

  • Aluminium, Steel & Tin Cans
  • Light & Heavy Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper & Brass
  • Wrought & Cast Iron
  • Lead, Zinc & Tin
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Whitegoods
  • Clean Foil
  • Alloy & Steel Wheels
  • Scrap Mixed Metal

Prohibited

  • Plastic & Glass
  • All Other Waste Streams
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***

Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.