Ferrous metals are able to be recycled with steel being one of the most recycled materials in the world.
Ferrous metals contain an appreciable percentage of iron and the addition of carbon and other substances creates steel. In New Zealand, steel containers, car-bodies, whiteware, and construction materials contribute the greatest weight of recycled steel.
In addition to steel, Phoenix Metal Recyclers specialises in nonferrous scrap grades including copper, brass, aluminium, lead, stainless steel amongst other grades. Our Export page details our leading grades we sell to international markets.
The steel industry has been actively recycling for more than 150 years, in large part because it is economically advantageous to do so. It is cheaper to recycle steel than to mine iron ore and manipulate it through the production process to form new steel. Steel does not lose any of its inherent physical properties during the recycling process, and has drastically reduced energy and material requirements compared with refinement from iron ore.
Visit our What We Recycle page.