Why Recycle Metal and Aluminium?

Virtually all metal can be recycled and is classified into ferrous and non-ferrous metals, determined by the content of iron; therefore ferrous metals have a magnetic attraction. The scrap recycling process the metals into commodity grade material. Steel is one of the most recycled materials from the manufacturing industrials but Aluminium reuse has been common practice since the early 1900’s and extensively practiced during World War II. This increased dramatically after the 1960’s with the popularity of beverage cans being made. Today Aluminium Cans can be recycled and ready to use in just six weeks.

Recycling metal protects the environment and saves energy. Using secondary raw materials means less use of natural resources which would otherwise be needed to make new metal compounds – such as iron ore in steel making; nickel in stainless steel; or alumina and bauxite in aluminium smelting. 24 million tonnes of aluminium is produced annually, 51,000 tonnes of which ends up as packaging in the UK.

There are also considerable savings in energy, and reduced Co2 emissions, in production methods using recycled materials. Over the long term there are addition savings when there is capital cost savings associated to landfills. It is no surprise to anyone these days that Metal and Aluminium is a valuable commodity to recycle.  £36,000,000 worth of aluminium is thrown away each year. If all cans in the UK were recycled, we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.

How to Maximise your Metal and Aluminium Recycling?

RTS offer a free collection service for metal recycling and will monitor the grade of the commodity  against the markets for Recycle prices to ensure that partnership with our clients is beneficial.

Commercial and Construction sites will order separate containers for metal either, Roll On Roll Off, Skips, Wait and Load Caged Lorries and  Wheeled Bins.

Call our Technical Sales Team or further information – 0207 232 1711