Aluminium is the second most widely used metal in the world today, so recycling it is important.
From tinned food to kitchen utensils, park benches, and car parts, almost everything we use in our day-to-day lives has some form of aluminium in it.
So what happens to aluminium after it has served its purpose? And what are the benefits of recycling your scrap aluminium in Brisbane?
Let’s take a look…
Why should we recycle aluminium?
Aluminium recycling is an important part of taking care of the environment. Did you know that the energy saved by recycling one aluminium can is enough to run a TV for 3 hours? That’s enough time to watch three episodes on Netflix!
Besides saving energy, scrap aluminium recycling also reduces the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill every year. In 2010, Australians only recycled 67.4% of their aluminium cans, despite 93% of Australians having access to kerbside recycling services. Reducing the amount of waste in our landfills is important because some aluminium products can take up to 500 years to decompose, rendering several acres of land virtually useless.
Recycling aluminium also reduces the need for raw materials. In fact, for every tonne of aluminium recycled, five tonnes of bauxite are conserved.
So what’s the best way to recycle your aluminium in Brisbane?
Aluminium does not degrade or deteriorate during the recycling process, which means that it can be recycled an infinite amount of times. At MetalBiz, we offer cash in hand for premium scrap metal and we take great pride in doing our part for the local environment. We have three scrap yards in Brisbane at Rocklea, Slacks Creek, and Geebung.
For smaller aluminium waste products, like aluminium foil or food/drink cans, you can use your local council collection bins (the yellow-top ones). The Brisbane City Council collects recycling waste once a fortnight for free. You can use their excellent online calendar or their Brisbane Bin and Recycling mobile app to find out when your next collection day will be. Just remember to put your bin out on the kerbside by 5.30am on your collection day!
Recycling scrap aluminium is easy!
Scrap metal recycling does not require much effort. Simply bring your old aluminium products into MetalBiz and we’ll do all of the hard work for you! We have accredited weighbridge and platform scales for your convenience and excellent customer service. Give us a call today on 1300 SCRAP CAR or send us an online enquiry to find out more.