Rubbish Removal Sydney: Dealing with Scrap Metal

Scrap metal is one of the more common types of waste found on building and demolition sites. This includes small, domestic jobs, as well as larger commercial sites.

When so much metal waste is produced, you must ensure that the scrap is properly dealt with by a Sydney rubbish removal company.

Scrap metal repurposing and recycling is a huge industry, and there are no excuses for not handling it the right way.

In fact, the Australian scrap metal industry is currently worth about $2 billion and is only growing.

However, there is still plenty of scrap metal waste which ends up in landfill, or dumped in parks, rivers and oceans. There, it causes havoc to the eco-system.

Here are the best ways to ensure you are properly dealing with your scrap metal.


Know Your Metals

An important part of waste management is segregation of waste. Keeping different types of metal separate will help with the repurposing or recycling process.

However, firstly you must be able to identify different types of scrap metal.

We discussed the most common sorts recently in this article and you can find more information online.

Segregating waste will save you time and money when it comes to the disposal process, essential elements to running a successful business.

Moreover, it helps your Sydney rubbish removal to be even more effective when collecting your scrap metal, meaning a better impact on the environment.


Measure Your Waste

How much of each metal are you producing? Where is it coming from?

When you know the answer to these questions, you’ll be able to plan a more effective scrap metal management system.

Moreover, when you can manage your scrap metal better, you’ll be saving time, money and stress. As well as that, your impact on the environment will be more positive.

That’s because when you know what metal you are producing, you can more effectively reduce it, ensuring emissions, waste and other issues are addressed.


Reduce Your Waste

This one doesn’t apply for demolition projects.

However, on new building sites, reducing the amount of scrap metal waste you produce has great benefits.

For instance, your business will save money by being more efficient with use of materials. It’ll also be having a more positive impact on the environment when less waste is produced.

A Sydney rubbish removal can help you plan to reduce your waste, and enjoy the benefits that come with it.


Reuse and Repurpose Where Possible

If you can’t reduce scrap metal waste, the next best thing is to reuse or repurpose it.

A huge amount of scrap metal can actually be used again, on other building projects. If it cannot be, there are often other dynamic ways pieces can be put to use.

For example, plenty of old metal baths reappear in gardens, holding a variety of flowers, plants and vegetables.

Repurposing scrap metal waste like this is a great result for the environment and saves your business in the long run.


Hire a Sydney Rubbish Removal Company 

The most efficient and stress-free way to deal with your scrap metal is to hire a Sydney rubbish removal company.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we have plenty of experience in dealing with scrap metal, and ensuring it is correctly repurposed or recycled.

By handing over these duties to a professional rubbish removal company, you can focus on other, more important aspects of your business.

To discuss your scrap metal problem, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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