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  • kids recycling Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids Recycling  19/9/2017 - It’s never too early to teach your kids the importance of recycling. In fact, learning and implementing recycling measures in your home can be a fun and creative process for your little ones. In this week’s blog, we discuss four easy ways to teach your kids recycling.  Find books  The first step you can take …
  • shutterstock_342541994 4 Things You May Not Know To Recycle 18/9/2017 - When it comes to helping the planet, we’ve all got to do our bit. Recycling is one of the best ways to do this, but as we all know, contaminated recycling is bad. Simply put, mixing non recyclable materials with recyclable materials can mean that all of it heads straight to landfill, and no one …
  • reduce waste Four Ways to Reduce Waste 5/9/2017 - Whether you’re an eco-warrior or part-time environmentally conscious shopper, there’s plenty we can all do to help our beloved planet. When it comes to reducing waste, there are a few easy steps you can do on your own. In this week’s blog, we share the top four ways to reduce waste.   Use reusable items Whenever …
  • shutterstock_67052320 All About Aluminium 29/8/2017 - For some of us, when we hear the word aluminium, the first thing we think of is the material used to wrap around potatoes when cooking on the barbeque. But there’s a lot more to this special element. In this article, we’re going to give you the low-down on aluminium. What is it? As the …
  • shutterstock_116233960 10 Things To Do With Scrap Metal Around The Home 29/8/2017 - Scrap metal is a valuable resource, and many of us may not realise how much we have lying around in the home. In this article, we’ll be going through 10 things you can do with your scrap metal today. Make a tin can telephone by removing the lids from two coffee tins and tying a …
  • australian can lids Metal Recycling: How Does Australia Stack Up? 29/8/2017 - Many young Australians won’t remember a time when the humble aluminium can was thrown away, rather than recycled. For many reasons, scrap metal has become increasingly common in Australia as an innovative way to meet society’s needs by reducing carbon emissions, and to sustainably manufacture more consumer goods that require the use of metal. In …
  • scrap metal How Recycling Scrap Metal Helps The Environment 29/8/2017 - We all know recycling is important. But did you know the impact recycling scrap metal can have on our environment? In this blog, we break down the top four ways recycling scrap metal helps our planet. From reducing air pollution by 86% to decreasing consumer waste by 105%, there’s a lot to be gained from …
  • metal What Happens to Your Recycled Metal 16/8/2017 - Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled scrap metal? In this week’s blog, we examine a few of the common uses for commonly recycled scrap metals such as copper, aluminium and steel, so that you can be sure your scrap is being put to good use. Here are six different ways scrap metal …
  • car battery recycling 5 Recyclable Products that you Can’t Put in Your Council Recycling Bin 2/8/2017 - Most local councils in Australia only have the resources to recycle certain materials (usually paper, glass, aluminium and steel) but there are plenty of other products and materials which can be recycled with a little extra effort. Car batteries Classified as hazardous waste, car batteries as well as lead acid batteries contain a range of …
  • scrap yard How to Choose the Right Scrap Metal Dealer 28/7/2017 - Choosing a metal recycling scrap yard is about more than just searching for the best prices in your area, you should also consider convenience, professionalism and loyalty programs. In this week’s blog, we give you a few things to look out for when choosing a metal recycler to ensure you have the best possible scrap …
  • sustainable How to Make Money from Sustainable Hobbies 7/7/2017 - If you have an interest in sustainable living, and also fancy making some extra cash, there are various ways to monetise your green hobbies. In this blog, we look at some of the best environmentally friendly ways to earn extra money. Refurbish old furniture There is a huge market for antique and retro furniture, so …
  • recycle, don't abandon your car Don’t Abandon your Car, Recycle it Instead! 29/6/2017 - Did you know that around 80% of a car can be recycled including aluminium from the body, the battery, windshield and tyres? Sadly, thousands of cars are abandoned around Australia every year by drivers looking to avoid the costs of professional disposal, but the costs of this method of disposal are far greater than the …
  • recycling Metal Men’s Guide to Household Recycling 26/6/2017 - Most Australian households have a designated recycling bin provided by their local council, which makes recycling easier than ever, however it’s important to know which items to put in this bin, which items need to be dropped off at/picked up by special collectors, and which belong with the rest of the rubbish. In this blog, …
  • copper wire Copper Wire Fact File 21/6/2017 -   This week we look at where you can find copper wire, and the different grades of copper scrap accepted by recyclers.
  • Packenham The Industrial History of Pakenham 7/6/2017 - Metal Men Recycling is proud to operate from the Melbourne suburb of Pakenham, which has been an important industrial hub for the region since the 19th century. This week, we celebrate that history with a few interesting facts. Pakenham grew up around the Latrobe Inn (Later Bourke’s Hotel, now the Princes Highway Hotel) Pakenham was …
  • metal recycling How to Make Recycling Fun for Kids 31/5/2017 - In the interests of promoting sustainability and joining the war on waste, it’s a good idea to recycle wherever possible. When recycling at home, be sure to get your kids involved and encourage them to adopt sustainable practices. One of the best ways to get your kids to practice regular recycling is to make the …
  • discover the benefits of living the zero waste lifestyle 5 Zero Waste Blogs Worth Following 23/5/2017 - Here’s a depressing fact: the average Australian produces 1.5 tonnes of waste in a year. But perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that a great deal of the waste is avoidable (for example edible food waste) or recyclable (plastic packaging and compostable food scraps). The shocking amount of waste people in developed countries produce …
  • iron parts ready for scrap metal pickup The Do’s and Don’ts of Scrap Metal Recycling 22/5/2017 - Selling scrap metal is a great way to make some extra cash. But it definitely pays to learn from the experts when it comes to tips and pitfalls to avoid before entering the world of metal recycling. Check out our top 7 do’s and don’ts of scrap metal recycling before you get started.
  • learn about the history of recycling 10 Things you Didn’t Know About Recycling History 9/5/2017 - Recycling as we know it today as part of the environmental movement first came to prominence in the 1970s, but it’s history stretches back thousands of years prior to that. For most of human history, production of goods of any sort was both expensive and time consuming, so most households practiced some form of recycling. …
  • metal sparks metal recycling melbourne How to Identify A Metal 7/5/2017 - If you are interested in selling your scrap metal, it’s a good idea to do a few tests to verify that the scrap you have is the metal you think it is. That way, you won’t get confused or disappointed when the scrap metal yard gives you the price for your scrap. By familiarising yourself …
  • nails 5 Small Metal Objects that Changed the World 19/4/2017 - When we think of world history and human evolution, we often think in terms of events, civilisations, and important figures. However, inventions have played an equally significant role in furthering humanity and many of the most significant objects happen to be made of metal. This week, we thought we’d look at five surprising metal objects …
  • old mobile phones scrap metal pickup How can your business benefit from urban mining? 18/4/2017 - One of the hottest buzzwords in the waste and recycling industry right now is “urban mining”. Up until recently this term was defined as the process of scavenging through the scrap metal in old electronic goods in search of precious metals contained within these products. However, urban mining has been broadened in definition by many …
  • construction Metals Commonly Found on Construction Sites 7/4/2017 - Along with other common building materials like timber and concrete, a variety of metals can usually be found on construction sites. Whether you’re a construction company with left over building materials, or a home owner looking to get rid of site waste, metal recycling is a great way to dispose of excess construction metal. In …
  • old car scrap metal pickup 3 Great Reasons to Scrap Your Old Car 29/3/2017 - Have you ever found yourself in ownership of a car which just wasn’t worth repairing or was just too old to keep driving? It can be a challenge to work out what to do with an ageing vehicle which is taking up space in your garage or yard. Let’s consider 3 reasons why turning your …
  • shutterstock_597193220 Metal Recycling in the Office 28/3/2017 - Businesses generate a lot of waste, so it’s important to implement sustainability practices that allow you and your workers to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of this waste as possible. In addition to recycling common office wastes such as paper, cardboard, printer cartridges, and plastics, care should also be taken to ensure metal wastes …
  • cash for scrap Reducing the Energy Consumption of Your Whitegoods 16/3/2017 - Whitegoods are some of the most important appliances in our homes; we use them daily for cooking, keeping food cool and fresh, washing our clothes, and cleaning, among other things. Because we use whitegoods so often, it’s important for us to know how they work, how we can reduce their overall energy consumption, and how …
  • copper scrap metal pickup Top 7 Most Valuable Scrap Metals 8/3/2017 - If you have recently renovated your home or own a business which manufactures goods containing metal parts, chances are you have some scrap metal lying around which could be turned into some serious cash. It is handy to know which metals are the most valuable when it comes to recycling your scrap. Non-ferrous metals such …
  • brass metal All About Brass 7/3/2017 - If you’re looking around your home for valuable scrap metal, steel and aluminium aren’t your only options – you can also recycle alloys like brass. Brass is a very versatile metal, used for conductive purposes, in machinery, as a decorative material and even jewellery. Read on to find out more about this incredibly useful metal. …
  • Ornate picture frames Found Objects You Can Sell For Profit 1/3/2017 -   If you’re a regular follower of our blogs, you’re undoubtedly aware that it’s possible to turn a tidy profit by sourcing and selling various kinds of scrap metal. What you might not know however is that there is a plethora of found objects which can be flipped for profit. This week, we thought we’d …
  • steel manufacture Fun Facts You Never Knew About Steel 23/2/2017 - Steel is an incredibly versatile metal and its unique properties enable it to be recycled over and over again without any degradation. In this week’s blog, we take a closer look at this incredible metal with some amazing facts about its physical properties, uses and the steel industry. All about steel All steel comes from …
  • copper pipes and other scrap 3 great reasons why Copper is the King of Scrap Metal 19/2/2017 - Copper is one of the most coveted metals down at the scrap yard. Let’s explore the reasons why copper is one of the best metals to recycle and discover how you can maximise your return when you turn your scrap copper into cash.
  • metal recycling 6 Tools & Tricks of the Scrap Metal Trade 7/2/2017 - Selling scrap metal can be a great way to earn some extra cash but if you have never done it before you may be a bit unsure about how to get started. Here are a few popular tools and tips which can help you make money from scrap metal. A magnet will come in handy …
  • scrap iron Looking for Scrap? Here are 4 Places to Find Scrap Iron around the Home 18/1/2017 - When we think of household scrap metal, our minds often turn to things like old car shells, huge collections of aluminium cans, steel fencing, and copper wiring, however iron is also a great source of scrap metal and can be found in many furnishings and appliances around the home. Whether you’re having a big cleanout, …
  • garage conversion Fun Garage Conversion Ideas 12/1/2017 - In our last blog we told you how to salvage scrap metal from your cluttered garage, so now that you have a freshly cleaned garage, it’s time to explore how you can turn it into an extension of your existing living space. Read on for four fun garage conversion ideas.           …
  • garage scrap metal How to harvest scrap metal from your garage 10/1/2017 - It’s very easy for the home garage to become a place of clutter, especially if it’s not where you usually park your car. While the garage seems like the perfect place to store electronics and appliances in need of repairs, handy items like wiring, an onslaught of tools, and old batteries, it’s unlikely that you’ll …
  • shutterstock_192102263 8 Impressive Metal Detector Finds 15/12/2016 - If you’re a regular scrap metal collecting enthusiast, you’ll know the thrill of finding something of value which someone else has cast away as trash. Whilst scrap metal collecting is a quick and easy way to make a little extra cash, there are plenty of other ways to treasure hunt and one of the most …
  • scrap metal car A Guide to Harvesting Scrap Metal From Your Car 12/12/2016 - If you’re looking to make some extra cash over the summer, why not scour your house for some unwanted scrap metal. Trading in your scrap for cash is a quick and easy way to earn some extra money and is also a great way to start decluttering your house. If you have an old rusty …
  • shutterstock_524928673 7 Interesting Facts About Lead 30/11/2016 - This week, we take a look at one of the lesser known and recycled metals that we work with. Once used widely in everything from cosmetics to plumbing, lead has fallen out of fashion due to it’s high toxicity, but it’s still a valuable limited resource which can be used for a wide variety of …
  • aluminium scrap Where to Find Aluminium Scrap Around the Home 24/11/2016 - Aluminium is a non-ferrous metal with a huge number of applications. It is used in everything from construction to transportation to everyday household items. One of the great things about aluminium is how easily it can be recycled: it is able to be recycled endlessly without deteriorating in quality. Here are a few places that …
  • scrap metal A Beginners Guide to Cash for Scrap Metal 18/11/2016 - It’s that time of year where the summer holidays are just around the corner and everyone is scrambling for extra cash to use forChristmas presents. Trading in your scrap metal is not only a great way to earn some extra money, it’s also beneficial to the environment. Here are some awesome ideas of how you …
  • shutterstock_470225048 4 Ways Scrap Metal Recycling Benefits the Environment 14/11/2016 - Whilst it’s great to earn a little bit of extra cash by exchanging your scrap metal for cash, recycling metal plays an important role in preserving environmental resources and minimising the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry. This week, we take a look at four key ways metal recycling benefits the environment.   Energy conservation …
  • farming cash for scrap metal Trade In Your Old Farming Machinery For Cash 3/11/2016 - If you’re an Australian farmer gearing up for harvest season, it may be a good time to think about recycling your old farming machinery. Not only will you be decluttering your farm in preparation for the busy harvest season, you can also earn a significant amount of cash from the scrap metal present in your …
  • shutterstock_341324915 Scrap Metal Recycling Myths 3/11/2016 - In our previous blog, we looked at some of the most common misconceptions surrounding household recycling and how even participating in programs on this small scale can make a major difference to both the environment and the economy. This week, we thought we’d take a look at some of the myths often applied to scrap …
  • shutterstock_143437201 Recycling Myths 3/11/2016 - Although environmental consciousness and sustainability is a near constant discussion topic in 2016, there are still plenty of misconceptions surrounding what we can do to reduce the impact our lifestyles have on the environment. Some of the best examples of this confusion are the myths that surround recycling. This week, we take a look at …
  • 300 3 Effortless Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly 19/10/2016 - The conversation about global warming is becoming more and more prominent with the latest scientific research suggesting that it will be next to impossible to prevent a 1.5C temperature rise. Although much of the pollution in the world comes from heavy industry, efforts on the micro (individual) level are important to promote environmental consciousness and …
  • shutterstock_77204368 3 Chance Discoveries that Made People Rich 19/10/2016 - When you go out scrap metal picking, there’s no knowing what treasures you might uncover. Whilst a stash of forgotten copper wire or an abandoned stainless steel kitchen sink might seem like the best you can hope for, there are some stories of junk pickers coming across valuable finds beyond their wildest dreams. This week, …
  • Picture200 5 Kinds of Tradespeople That Scrap Metal Collectors Should Befriend 19/10/2016 - If you’re serious about making cash from scrap, then it pays to network. Whilst it’s relatively easy to find odd bits of scrap metal around your home, neighbourhood, and workplace, it can be hard to consistently make money by sourcing scrap in this way. Most scrappers who want to turn a profit, tend to build …
  • Texas+Longhorn+(2) 4 Artists Who Work with Scrap Metal 26/9/2016 - Abundant, varied, and almost always free, there are a lot of characteristics of scrap metal which lend it credence as an artistic medium. Although artists have long used ‘found objects’ in their work, scrap metal sculpting is a relatively new and niche concept. This week, we take a look at four artists who are doing …
  • shutterstock_441080923 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rust 22/9/2016 - If you are new to the world of scrap metal collecting, it can take a while to learn about the various factors which affect the value of your haul. This week, we address the most common cause of metal deterioration, rust. What is Rust? Also known as iron oxide, rust is formed as a result …
  • shutterstock_319092797 How to Breathe New Life into Your Metal Tools 8/9/2016 -   If you’re thinking of dabbling in a little bit of garage spring cleaning this weekend, then you should definitely read this article before you decide to throw anything away. Whilst it can be incredibly satisfying to purge your home of old things and embrace the new, this mentality is wasteful and ultimately unsustainable. Although …
  • shutterstock_416266033 The Hazards of Scrap Metal Collecting 31/8/2016 - Although scrap metal collecting can be a very lucrative pastime, it does have its drawbacks. Working with older metal parts can be a hazardous occupation and if you’re serious about turning a profit from your scrapping habit, it’s imperative that you are thoroughly versed in the various hazards and safety precautions. This week, we take …
  • shutterstock_114059437 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle with Metal Men 24/8/2016 -   Now that spring is less than a week away, you’ve probably turned your thoughts to getting your home or business ready for the busy summer months, and that means spring cleaning. Make spring 2016 the year you finally get rid of that bulky junk cluttering up your garage or backyard by getting proactive and …
  • shutterstock_206332657 How to Earn Serious Cash Through Scrap Metal Collecting 20/8/2016 -   It’s always a bonus to make a few extra dollars by trading in your old metal scrap, but if you want to get serious about turning a profit on a semi regular basis in this way, you need to develop a strategy that extends beyond collecting up your household’s metal waste. This week, we …
  • shutterstock_128824216 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Steel and Iron 12/8/2016 - One of the most common elements in the universe and used in every industry on earth, it’s little wonder that steel is one of the most abundant metals in our Pakenham scrap yard. This week, to celebrate the importance of steel in our modern world, we’ve come up with 10 interesting things we guarantee you …
  • shutterstock_124906121 Exploring the History of Barbed Wire 4/8/2016 - Metal inventions have played a fundamental role in shaping the modern world that we live in today. This week, we look at the history of one of the simplest, yet most influential metal inventions of the 19th century, barbed wire. The modern barbed wire design was first patented by Joseph Glidden in 1873. Legend has …
  • shutterstock_115634935 4 Iconic Steel Structures and Their Scrap Value 26/7/2016 - Once you take an interest in the value of scrap metal, you’ll find yourself assessing all sorts of things for their scrap value. This week, we take a hypothetical approach to the business of scrap metal collecting, by assessing four iconic steel and iron structures for their scrap value. Eiffel Tower Known to locals as …
  • shutterstock_395403595 7 Unusual Facts About Copper 20/7/2016 - This week we continue our examination of common scrap metals by uncovering seven unusual facts about copper. Copper plays a key role in the human body An adult human body contains between 1.4 and 2.1mg of copper per kg. Copper is a trace dietary mineral that can be found in the muscle, liver and bone. …
  • shutterstock_306580670 8 Facts About the History of Aluminium 20/7/2016 - This week, we take a closer look at one of the most common scrap metals to be found around our yard; aluminium. Used in everything from soft drink cans to aeroplane engines, aluminium has a versatility that few other metals can compete with and in this article, we uncover eight interesting facts hidden in the …
  • shutterstock_403642198 How to Get Rid of 4 Common Household Items You Can’t Throw in the Bin 13/7/2016 - If you live in Melbourne, then it might seem a bit ridiculous to you that you have three separate kinds of waste collection (and three separate bins to match) and yet there are still some things you can’t just roll out onto the front of your curb and be done with. Unfortunately, the reality of …
  • The Best Places to Find Scrap Brass The Best Places to Find Scrap Brass 17/6/2016 - One of the higher paying scrap metals, brass can actually be more profitable to hunt down than copper, as it is often used to create heavy fittings, pipes and casings whilst copper typically is used sparingly and therefore often takes a lot of time to collect a sellable amount. In this article, we take a …
  • Peak Metal Thinking About Peak Metal 10/6/2016 - Metal is a vital resource to the progression and survival of humanity, but the earth contains a finite number of the raw materials needed to make these and at some point, we are going to run out. In this article, we take a look at exactly what peak metal is, and what that means for …
  • Best Place to find Scrap Copper The Best Places to Find Scrap Copper 3/6/2016 - Even those with a rudimentary understanding of metal value know that copper is the holy grail of scrap finds. Although the scrap price of copper far outstrips all of the other metals, it’s one of the hardest to find and in this article, we uncover some of the best places to (legally) source scrap copper. …
  • unconventional-places-scrap-metal 5 Unconventional Places to Hunt For Scrap Metal 29/5/2016 - By now you probably know about common places you can look to find scrap metal around your home and business. Appliances, cars, renovation projects and electronics are all great places to find metal but at some point, your personal scrap sources are going to run dry and if you’ve caught the scrapping bug, chances are …
  • secret-history-of-scrap-metal The Secret History of Scrap Metal 27/5/2016 - Contrary to popular belief, scrap metal is a fascinating subject and no one knows this better than the team at Metal Men Recycling. This week, we’ve dug deep into the archives to find three unconventional stories about scrapping and recycling which are guaranteed to fascinate even the most jaded of readers. Scrap metal played a …
  • 10facts-scrap-metal 10 Facts About Scrap Metal Recycling That Will Make You Think 20/5/2016 - We all know recycling is important, but often the message of just how important it is, and how big a difference an individual contribution can make is underplayed. To help you get a better idea of just how much recycling (even on a small scale) can benefit the planet, we’ve put together a list of …
  • upcycling-projects 5 Upcycling Projects to Transform your Home 12/5/2016 - At Metal Men Recycling, we’re all about helping our clients get rid of their unwanted scrap in an environmentally conscious way. Although we specialise in recycling metal, we recognise that there are plenty of other recyclable objects lying around the average Australian household that more often than not, go to waste. In this article, we …
  • scrap-metal-collecting Tips for Scrap Metal Collecting 5/5/2016 - Scrap metal collecting is a fantastic way to clean up your home or business, make a little extra money, and do your bit for the environment. If you’re thinking of dabbling in a little scrap metal collecting, then here are four handy tips to keep in mind. Know your metals One of the best pieces …
  • Copper and Brass Copper and Brass FAQS 18/4/2016 - Copper and brass are probably the two the most commonly confused metals. Although they are formed from the same base element, brass and copper have significantly different uses and properties. In this article, we answer some of the most common queries about copper and brass. What’s the difference? Copper is a base metal and chemical …
  • Scrap Metal Safety Tips Safety Tips For Scrap Metal Collecting 14/4/2016 - Collecting scrap can be a great way to earn a little bit of extra cash but there are risks involved that need to be considered. Scrap metal is often rusted, has sharp edges, or is located situated alongside other potentially hazardous materials. In this article, we discuss four simple ways to can safely collect scrap. …
  • Metal Men Bin 5 Ways Metal Men Makes Scrapping Easy 8/4/2016 - If you happen to have scrap metal lying around your home and business, going through the scrapping process can seem like a chore, and an exhausting one at that. Metal Men Recycling is dedicated to dispelling the idea that scrap metal recycling is a complicated process by providing simple, streamlined, and cost effective services that …
  • Scrap Metal Dump 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Dump Your Scrap Metal 1/4/2016 - Although there are scrap metal businesses like ours operating in every state around Australia, Australians don’t have a great record when it comes to scrap metal recycling. During the 2015 Clean Up Australia Day in Victoria, 3,135 tons of rubbish was removed and 16% (501.6 tonnes) of that was metal left in illegal dumping sites. …
  • hasan-novrozi 5 People Who Do Great Things with Scrap Metal 23/3/2016 - The phrase ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is something of an overused cliché in the scrap metal industry but there are some of people out there taking the concept of recycling to extraordinary new heights. Here are five of the best. Hasan Novrozi Iranian born Novrozi is an artist and sculptor who painstakingly …
  • Why Choose Metal Men Recycling Why You Should Choose Metal Men 15/3/2016 - There are plenty of scrap metal recycling businesses operating in Melbourne but not all are made equal. Plenty of operators who promise cash for scrap undercut their clients on metal prices, or slip in extra processing or transportation costs. At Metal Men Recycling, we are dedicated to using our experience and expertise in the scrap …
  • recycling-part2 Recycling and Repurposing Part 2; Brass, Tin and Iron 9/3/2016 - Last week we explored the recycling and repurposing which three common metals (aluminium, copper, and steel) undergo once you sell them to a scrap company like ours. In this article, we look at the recycling process of three more commonly scrapped metals and how they are repurposed. Brass Because brass is an alloy of copper …
  • how-3-common-metals-are-recycled-and-repurposed Scrap Recycling 101: How 3 Common Metals Are Recycled and Repurposed 3/3/2016 - So by now you know how to find scrap metal around your home and office, but what happens once you pass it on to the scrap dealers? Here is what happens to three common metals once you sell it on to us. Aluminium Aluminium is one of the most energy intensive metals to produce as …
  • metal-scraps How to Find Scrap Metal Around Your Business 23/2/2016 - All that glitters may not be gold, but you’d be mistaken to think that those other glittering metals are without worth. Making a few extra dollars from scrap metal around your business doesn’t require setting yourself exclusively to the task of doing so each day; more often, it’s as simple as remaining conscientious about how …
  • Why you should recycle your used car battery 5/2/2016 - Used car batteries, also known as lead acid batteries, are a commonly recycled item, as they contain valuable substances such as lead, lead compounds, plastic and sulphuric acids. Car batteries are 98% recyclable, and although many are recycled each year, hundreds of thousands are sent to landfill, or stored within the household. Because of their …
  • Recycling steel – cash for scrap 19/1/2016 - Steel is one of the most common metals found in the home and is incredibly important to the metal recycling industry. Steel is highly sought after because it is 100% recyclable and it contains valuable raw materials. Here’s some vital information about steel recycling for those new to the cash for scrap industry. End of …
  • 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling Scrap Metal 4/1/2016 - We all know where to go when we want to purchase a new car or fridge, but you may find yourself wondering where on earth you can take these items once they have reached the end of their lifespan. We often see people leaving whitegoods and other scrap metal out for hard rubbish collection, and …
  • How recycling your scrap metal can help save the environment 22/12/2015 - There is a wealth of cash for scrap to be made when it comes to metal recycling, but if you have any scrap metal lying around on your property, money is not the only good reason to recycle your metal-based junk. Most scrap metal does not biodegrade Abandoned vehicles and scrap metal from construction sites …
  • The history of scrap metal in Australia 16/12/2015 - Scrap metal recycling has been an important industry in Australia for more than a hundred years. In 1915, BHP Steel was the first Australian company to recycle its industrial steel scrap and other businesses soon followed suit. It is now a popular method of recycling Australia-wide, especially in big industries. Making money from scrap metal …
  • Scrap Metal: Does Size Matter? 18/11/2015 - Scrap metal in the ship breaking industry Around half the world’s obsolete ships are sent to be scrapped on the beaches of Alang, a town in the Indian state of Gujarat famous for its ship breaking industry. Huge vessels, ranging from bulk carriers and supertankers to old passenger liners, are transported to Alang to be …
  • Places to find scrap metal around your home 14/10/2015 - You might not think it, but scrap metal can be found all throughout your home, whether in the kitchen, garden, garage or attic. And with Metal Men Recycling providing cash for scrap and a 24-hour pick up service, knowing where to find it might (quite literally) pay off! Here we look at some places to …