Which metal can be recycled

Metals

Metals differ in ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals. Ferrous metals are usually magnetic. Non-ferrous metals include non-ferrous metals (copper and copper alloys), gray metals (lead, zinc, tin, aluminum) and precious metals (gold, silver).

Separate collection

To be collected:

  • scrap metal
  • Sheets
  • Barrels
  • Chairs
  • Etc.

This group does not include:

  • Bicycles - both disused and roadworthy bicycles can be returned free of charge to over 500 collection points of the Velos for Africa project. You can see where these are here
  • Aluminum packaging and sheet steel cans (aluminum / white or sheet steel)
  • Containers with oils and fats
  • Electronic components (EE devices)

Where is collected

Discarded metallic objects from household and trade are mostly collected by the municipalities, which forward them to disposal companies.

Use the recycling map to find the nearest collection point that takes back metals.

Benefits of recycling

Metals are important raw materials for industry and can always be returned to the economic cycle with little loss. Melting down scrap saves resources and energy compared to reprocessing ores.

Separate collection of scrap metal is a traditional industry. Rising raw material prices have led to the fact that the processes for recovering metals from objects or devices with complex assemblies are constantly improving.