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 days like our Clean Up Australia Day
  • Steel is the world’s most recycled material, and can be recycled again and again without reducing the quality of the end product, that means we preserve more of our precious resources for our future generations
  • Making steel from recycled material uses only 25% of the energy needed to make steel from raw materials, not only does this save on harmful greenhouse emissions
  • Every tonne of recycled steel saves 1131kg of iron ore, 633kg of coal and 54 kg of limestone

In Australian capital cities scrap metal is collected by businesses and local government, broken down with larger shredders, sorted by type and melted down to become a renewable resource equal in standard to the original product – at Southern Cross Metal Recyclers we play vital part in this process by ensuring the steel we collect is processed to the highest standard. So if you have any steel you need recycled and your want to ensure it is done right give us a call now. We can help with both commercial and domestic recycling needs. We provide pick-up services, on-site bins if the job in big enough and can help clear large commercial sites with minimal effort and fuss.

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