Metals are split into two different categories, ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals refer to materials that contain significant amount of iron such as scrap metals, while non-ferrous metals refer to materials like aluminium, copper and lead.
What is Veolia’s offering?
Veolia offers collection, transfer and disposal services for this stream, and the details around which equipment would be best suited to your needs can be found here.
Veolia advises all clients to undergo a site waste assessment prior to their selection of equipment and schedules to receive best value for our services.
Why should you separate metals from your general waste?
Approximately 50% of steel producers use recycled scrap metals in their manufacturing processes, while non-ferrous metals have financial value in the marketplace for numerous industries.
Recycling enables manufacturing, mining and metal industries to not use virgin materials in their production processes, which is more sustainable for our economy and environment.
Why choose Veolia for your metals waste management?
Veolia has a network of sorting and recycling centres that we use to ensure your metals are properly transported, smelted and reused. We have strong experience in helping our industrial clients recover their metal waste in decommissioning projects to reuse this material in new manufacturing processes.
For one of our clients, Veolia undertook the dismantling works of their pot rooms that consisted of alumina, copper bars, steel stubs and other metal products. Vacuum loaders and excavators (some with magnets) were used to separate the materials and once separated, the materials were treated through a filtration system. A substantial amount in rebates were issued to the client in line with market commodity prices once the materials were sold to our relevant partners for reuse.
Want to learn more about how your metal waste can enable the circular economy?
Learn more about how your metal waste can be recycled by visiting our sorting and recycling page.