Steel can be recycled repeatedly – and for households, it’s free to recycle steel.
Manufacturing steel products is a highly energy intensive process, while reworking recycled steel uses 75% less energy compared to working with raw materials. Apart from energy savings, recycling steel also preserves valuable minerals such as iron ore, coal and limestone. Keep in mind - for every kilogram of steel you recycle, you’re keeping two kg of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
Steel scrap like aerosol cans, food tins, bottle tops and jar lids can be recycled. You can place small steel waste in your yellow bin, but for larger items, simply bring them to the Albury Recycling Centre for free.
Before dropping of your steel waste, make sure it’s cleaned of any dirt or food scraps.