Steel and aluminium are incredibly practical resources, and can be found in a range of applications including drink cans, buildings, cars, airplanes and more.
The production of new aluminium and steel products is draining on our natural resources and contributes to increased greenhouse gases.
Aluminium and steel products are 100% recyclable and require less energy to produce than virgin products.
Metals can be classified as ‘ferrous’ and ‘non-ferrous’.
Common ferrous metals include carbon steel, alloy steel, wrought iron, and cast iron.
Non- ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and tin.
What goes in the metal or co-mingled recycling bin?
Acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories.
Metal gets put in dedicated metal waste or co-mingled recycling bins with grey or yellow lids and signage.