Education on Recycling

Peninsula Metal Recycling are dedicated to helping educate and inform on the benefits of metal recycling.

We can cover everything from what can be recycled and how to set up a recycling system at your school through to providing educational resources on the benefits of recycling.

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Have one of our recycling experts come in and speak to your school, childcare centre or a group.

Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals contain Iron and are known for their strength. Due to their magnetic properties, ferrous metals are also used in appliances and engines.

Types of Ferrous Metals
  • Steel: Iron plus carbon; widely used in construction and industrial metal fabrication
  • Carbon steel: Even higher carbon content added to iron; exceptionally hard metal
  • Stainless steel: An alloy steel made with added chromium which protects against rust
  • Other alloy steels: Lightweight metals such as chromium, nickel, titanium added to strengthen other metals without adding weight

Non Ferrous Metals

These are metals that do not contain Iron. They tend to be more corrosion resistant than ferrous metals and are used for items such as roofing and gutters.

Types of Non Ferrous Metals
  • Aluminium: Lightweight & easily shaped
  • Copper: Highly flexible with high electrical conductivity
  • Lead: Heavy, soft, supple metal; low melting point, low strength
  • Tin: Soft, malleable, often used to coat steel to prevent corrosion
  • Zinc: medium-strength metal with low melting point widely used in galvanizing to prevent rust on iron or steel

Steps of recycling

& Sorting

Crushing &


Melting &

What can you recycle

  • Aluminium e.g drink cans
  • Copper

  • Stainless steel
  • Brass

  • Iron

  • Lead

  • Zinc

  • Nickel

Benefits of Recycling

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