Yearly Archives: 2012

Metal recycling, act local think global

At Southern Cross Metal Recyclers, metal recycling is our life so we thought we would share a few facts on why metal recycling is such an important thing to do. Scrap metal composes 17.5% of litter collected across Australia on

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Remove barbeque scrap metal

Summer is a great time to start barbequing again and there is no better time to get BBQ ready than now. Unfortunately lot of barbecues at the cheaper end of the market have chrome-plated steel grills and once the chrome

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Save money replacing your old metal roof

Replacing your roof can be one of the most important as well one of the most expensive costs in maintaining a house. Fortunately there is a fairly simple way of getting an idea how much it will cost and saving

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10 Refrigerator Troubleshooting Tips

Refrigerators are one of the most essential white goods around in your home and unfortunately from time to time they do have a tendency to break down, especially ones that have seen many good years of service. The following is

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Hard waste collection when you need it

We recently stumbled upon an interesting report commissioned by the City of Melbourne on how the council could better manage hard rubbish collections. The report reviewed the hard waste policies and services or a number of councils including City of

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Time to do a spring clean with your scrap metal

Spring is a great time to get out into the garden and get the garden ready for summer, and there is no better time than now to get rid of some of those old bit and pieces that have been

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Common metals around the home

Common metals around the home Identifying the types of metal in your household plumbing is relatively simple once you understand the basics. Depending on the age of the property the plumbing systems will have metal or plastic pipes, although it

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Why your fridge is a potential environmental time bomb

Fridges are one of the most useful electrical appliances we have around our home. Few people could live without them but did you know your fridge is potentially a mini environmental time bomb? Prior to 1994 fridges contained a gas,

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Cash from scrap lying around your home

Now and then we all end up with some unwanted scrap in the backyard or around the house. Whether it’s an old or broken down washing machine, fridge, hot water system or leftovers from a home renovation, scrap is something

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Five step process to identify your scrap metal

The easiest way to see if an item can be recycled is generally by a quick inspection. If the item looks like metal, is heavy and has the characteristic tone of metal when tapped (think of the sound a bell makes) then

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