Recycling aluminium is important because it is the second most widely used metal in the world. In fact, our world is filled with aluminium products. Whether you are talking about your tinned food, kitchen utensils, park benches or car parts, almost everything we use on a daily basis has some form of aluminium in it.
At the end of the day, what happens to aluminium once it has served its purpose?
Why is recycling aluminium so important?
How does recycling your aluminium in Brisbane help you?
All forms of recycling, aluminium included, benefit the environment. In fact, recycling one aluminium can could save enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours. (You could watch three full episodes on Netflix!)
Recycling aluminium does not just save valuable energy, it also reduces the amount of scrap metal that gets sent to the landfill each year. In 2010, Australians only recycled 67.4% of their aluminium cans despite 93% of Australians having access to kerbside recycling services.
Some aluminium products can take up to 500 years to decompose. The more aluminium we recycle, the more usable land we save for ourselves and future generations.
Aluminium, which does not degrade or deteriorate while being recycled, can be recycled an infinite number of times, so there is no reason not to recycle it.
Recycling aluminium saves the environment in other ways too. For each tonne of aluminium that is recycled, five tonnes of bauxite (raw materials) are conserved.
Safe, hassle free recycling
What is the best way to recycle your aluminium in Brisbane?
For smaller amounts of aluminium waste (such as aluminium foil and drink cans) you can use the local collection bins. The Brisbane City Council collects these once every two weeks for free. Be sure to put your bin out on the kerb before 5:30am though.
Recycling aluminium is easy with Industrial Metal Services.
At Industrial Metal Services, we pay cash for premium scrap metal. Everybody wins when you recycle your aluminium with our professional team.
Our scrap yard is located just south of Brisbane. You can either bring your recyclable aluminium to our location or schedule a pickup time by calling one of our friendly customer service representatives. We can even come and pick up a car.
We provide accredited weighbridges and platform scales so you can quickly drop off your recyclables and get on with the rest of your day. Give us a call today to get started.
The higher the demand for a metal such as aluminium, the higher the price we pay you. Our expert team will make sure you get every dollar you deserve based on what you bring down to the last kilogramme. Give us a call or stop by today to learn more.
Aluminium buyer near Brisbane
Best prices in the area
We offer the best prices on aluminium scrap in the area. While aluminium prices may vary depending on several factors, you can rest assured that you are getting your money’s worth at Industrial Metal Services. We carefully weigh each batch of aluminium using our state-of-the-art equipment and give you the best price based on supply and demand.