Recycling Guide

Today I am going to be writing about all of the different ways that people can recycle on any given day, many people are frightened or scared of this concept and as a result they don’t do anything to start. However, I’m keen to end this dangerous cycle and am hoping that this post will do something to kick start people into thinking about what they are doing to our beautiful planet and all of the organisms that inhabit it. Firstly, I’m going to come out and say that recycling is a crucial factor that looks at conserving natural resources and ultimately it contributes massively towards helping the environment and the species that live within it too. Here you can find some of the most useful methods to recycle in and around your home, these tips have been sanctioned by the recycling guide in the United Kingdom.

Recycling Scrap Metal

Firstly, I’m going to tackle household recycling, it’s essential that you realise that recycling in and around the home is very easy and by thinking about what items you purchase on a regular basis you will easily realise that they can all, pretty much, be recycled in one way or another. Firstly, you should be looking at the packaging on each of the items, it is a UK standard to have recycling notes on any consumable product and this varies considerably based upon what type of product you have – such as paper, metal, glass, plastic or a range of other material types too. Other items can also be recycled but this may be more difficult, examples of this include furniture, building materials of any form, a range of electronic equipment and also vehicles too.

Scrap metal is one thing that is often overlooked but can actually provide a benefit to you if you choose to recycle it, this is because scrap metal can sometimes be very valuable, the key is to know what type of scrap metal that you have and ultimately how much it is worth to a scrap metal yard. You should also be ensuring that you are purchasing products that can be recycled, this is something that is regularly overlooked, however it is easily done – you can simply do some reading before you buy any item and then put it into the appropriate recycling bin that your house has to have by law.

Once again, I would love to thank all of you for reading this individual post on my website, I hope that all of these tips do help you in your mission to become more careful in how you personally pollute the environment. Remember, don’t live in denial, anything that you purchase should be, in an ideal sense, recycled and therefore you won’t have this hanging over your head in the future. Please continue reading my environmental blog posts and of course if you want to get into contact to discuss any of the topics here in more detail, comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Scrap Metal Prices

One thing that people have been asking me since my last post is how they can value their pieces of scrap metal. Scrap metal prices are notoriously temperamental. Ultimately though, in Australia it is difficult to pin down a particular price of a particular piece of scrap metal because they vary so much across the entirety of the country. Generally people say that scrap metal prices are higher in the eastern regions of the country, however there are pockets in the west where prices of scrap metal are high too. We’ve taken a look at the prices in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and in Victoria too. Adelaide can also have really high prices of copper. I think that there is a diverse range of prices because of the demand in different regions, I think that this is likely to change in the future as metals become increasingly rare in the regions listed above.

Scrap Metal Prices

I think it’s essential for people to check what metal they have before they take it to the scrap yards, they should separate their metal pieces out and weigh them up, then take them to the scrap metal yards for valuation. It’s also pretty important to see the prices before taking them there to stop yourself from getting ripped off on prices. The most popular types of scrap metal to sell are scrap copper, scrap aluminium, scrap steel, scrap brass, scrap lead, scrap iron and of course for the lucky few who have some, scrap gold. Many people will be happy with the prices that they will receive for their metal. However materials are traded in a very similar way to stocks are and so prices of them are very volatile. One day you might go down to the scrap metal yard and receive 10 pounds for a piece and the following day only 5, it really does vary that much.

The most important consideration that scrap yards have to make about individual sales is the grade of metal that is being offered. The most popular types of grades are grade 1, grade 2 and a variety of sub grades too. If you have grade 1 metal then you are in luck, this is by far the most valuable type of metal and can be sold for a far higher price than grades 2, 3 and 4. If you are keen to learn some more about all of the different types of metal then please continue reading my future blog posts, I will be posting back here every week with updates about how to recycle, how to keep the environment clean and also how to make some money from ridding your home of any unsightly scrap metal that may be lying around. We will also be identifying the best scrap yards throughout Australia so that our readers can get the most value out of their various materials too.