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Aluminium Recycling

We deal with bulk Aluminium scraps across The North Coast!

We specialize in large quantity industrial and commercial scrap or residential scrap from renovation activities. 

Enquire now on how we can become your reliable scrap metal recycling partner on 0415 540 055.


What is aluminium recycling?

Aluminium recycling is the repurposing of used aluminium. Since it is a metal, it can be melted and used again by the industries that needed aluminium in the first place, mainly food and beverage packaging, infrastructure, manufacture and construction. Recycling aluminium is cheaper and consumes lesser energy than making it new from raw materials.


Why is aluminium recycling great for the environment?

Aluminium recycling is great for the environment because it takes and uses aluminium which would otherwise ends up in trash mountains that many countries in the world have. Trash mountains are huge dump sites open to the air, with metals and everything all mixed up in them and are unsightly and hazardous to health.

Recycling aluminium simply means using aluminium that is already there and that leads to less mining of the sources of those metal will take place.

Mining, especially in third world country involves procedures and chemicals hazardous to human health, both to those who are directly involved-miners, and those who live around the area. Chemicals used for and the byproducts of mining are inevitable consequences of mining and when not properly disposed of, contaminate local ecological systems,

These systems relied on by populations for water, food and dwelling.

When did aluminium recycling start?

Recycling aluminium started when it was discovered that melting and reshaping this metal does not effect it structural integrity. The Industrial Revolution of the late 1800s has seen some significant recycling of aluminium but it was the start of the 1900s that has really started massive recycling of aluminium in many countries,

Especially those involved in manufacturing things related to war and food industries.

In the 1960s, environmental consciousness took off and recycling of aluminium became one of the most successful and established metal recycling practicers around the world.

Why choose The Scrap Metal Man for aluminium recycling?

For all aluminium recycling needs and purposes,choose The Scrap Metal Man in Coffs Harbour.

The Scrap Metal Man is a local Family Business  and is staffed by good people who care about the environment and the community.

Our recycling practicers support general environmental sustainability and we help the community by providing jobs.

We aim to expand and this will create more jobs.

We are all interconnected and supporting local business is good for the community and in the bigger perspective of things, good for the country.

What are common sources of aluminium for recycling?

Common sources of aluminium for recycling are new scrap metal and used or obsolete scrap metal.

New scrap metal is metal left over when lids and cans are punched out of new aluminium sheets. Other than manufacturing industries, building construction also provides scrap aluminium.

Obsolete scrap metal comes from all used aluminium,usually from items found in everyday life such as food & beverage cans, products of disuse or demolition such as sidings of buildings, transportation both big and small such as bikes, boats, ships, cars and aircraft.

Aluminium Recycling thoughts

Metals are not only made just to end up in the dumps.Perhaps if some amazing facts about aluminium will be sited here, then you would change the way how you perceive it.

Aluminium is 100% recyclable. It means that aluminium recycling can be repeated to be processed unlimitedly. Therefore, it is concluded that this metal is the most recyclable and inexhaustible in nature among the metals existing in this world. Another fact is that it takes about four centuries before it will be naturally decomposed and the decays can impose threat to the environment and to the health of the human beings. Landfills in the United States contain more than 100 millions of cans in a day. Lastly, every part of it, old or new, is reusable hence it is still precious.



With the facts given above, think about the many benefits of aluminium recycling. It can be found from beer and beverage cans, gutter and aluminium foils to name a few. The repercussions of it will be of great affects to Mother Earth, to human beings and other living organisms in our planet. Because it is inexhaustible itself, industries and other manufacturers do not have to spend an enormous amount of energy thus saving electricity that can support a city with the size of Pittsburgh for about six years or more. Plus, that single metal of this kind you reuse can also save the energy needed to operate a functional television for about three hours.  And by doubling or tripling the recycling, we reduce the harmful emissions from factories and industries. Imagine how much energy can be saved with just one individual knowing its worth and thinking about saving the Earth for the next generations to come.

You can do many ways to take that aluminium recycling on high gear. Search for it in your trash, in your homes or in your neighbourhood. You can send them to your local recycling centres. You can also give these metals to centres of Boys Scouts and Habitat for Humanity because they earn money by recycling scrap metals. Definitely, there are no disadvantages of doing this simple act. Noble as it seems, think about the energy and lives that are can save. These simple acts of environmental consciousness can lead to greater affects to whole world.

Why choose The Scrap Metal Man for aluminium recycling?

For all aluminium recycling needs and purposes, choose The Scrap Metal Man. The Scrap Metal Man is local Coffs Harbour Family Owned & Operated Business and is staffed by good people who care about the environment and the community. Locals serving Locals.

Our recycling practicers support general environmental sustainability and we help the community by providing jobs.

We aim to expand and this will create more jobs in the future.

We are all interconnected and supporting local businesses.

This is good for the community and in the bigger perspective of things good for the country.

What are common sources of Aluminium for recycling?

Common sources of aluminium for recycling are new scrap metal and used or obsolete scrap metal.

New scrap metal is metal left over when lids and cans are punched out of new aluminium sheets.Other than manufacturing industries,building construction also provides scrap aluminium.

Obsolete scrap metal comes from all used aluminium,usually from items found in everyday life such as food and beverage cans,products of disuse or demolition such as sidings of buildings,transportation both big and small such as bikes,boats,ships,cars trucks and aircraft.

Aluminium Recycling thoughts

Metals are not only made just to end in the land fill.

Perhaps if some amazing facts about aluminium will be sited here,then you would change the way how you perceive it. Aluminium is 100% recyclable.

It means that Aluminium recycling can be repeated to be processed unlimitedly.

Therefore, it is ended that this metal is the most recyclable and inexhaustible in nature between the metals existing in this world.

Another fact is that it takes about four centuries before it will be naturally decomposed and the decays can impose threat to the environment and to the health of the human beings.

Landfills in the United States contain more than 100 millions of cans in a day. Lastly, every part of it, old or new, is reusable hence it is still precious.



aluminium recycling coffs harbour the scrap metal man

With the facts given above, think about the many benefits of aluminium recycling. It can be found from beer and beverage cans,gutter and aluminium foils to name a few.

The repercussions of it will be of great affects to Mother Earth, to human beings and other living organisms in our planet. Because it is inexhaustible itself,industries and other manufacturers do not have to spend an enormous amount of energy thus saving electricity that can support a city with the size of Pittsburgh for about six years or more.

Plus, that single metal of this kind you reuse can also save the energy needed to operate a functional television for about three hours.  And by doubling or tripling the recycling, we reduce the harmful emissions from factories and industries. Imagine how much energy can be saved with just one individual knowing its worth and thinking about saving the Earth for the next generations to come.

You can do many ways to take that aluminium recycling on high gear. Search for it in your trash, in your homes or in your neighbourhood. You can send them to your local recycling centres. You can also give these metals to centres of Boys Scouts and Habitat for Humanity because they earn money by recycling scrap metals. Definitely, there are no disadvantages of doing this simple act. Noble as it seems, think about the energy and lives that are can save. These simple acts of environmental consciousness can lead to greater affects to whole world.


Copper Recycling

We are trusted Copper recycling specialists in Coffs Harbour!

We have vast experience with both Industrial and Commercial customers with fast service and removal turnaround. 

Enquire now on how we can become your reliable copper recycling partner on 0415 540 055

  • What is Copper Recycling?

Copper recycling is the re-using of existing copper into new applications.

Copper is gathered and taken from unused or discarded items big and small,from communities and industries and are processed to render it usable once more.

the scrap metal man coffs harbour copper recycling

  • Why is Copper recycling great for the environment?

Copper recycling is great for the environment as it removes this metal from our landfills or prevents used copper metal from ending in dumps in the first place.

Unsightly scrap metal piles,of which copper is often a major component,can also be potentially dangerous.

Discarded copper is usually sharp and can cause fatal injuries. Not only do rodents and pests take shelter in piles of discarded copper,hazardous chemicals used in the manufacture of copper items can leach to groundwater as the metal breaks down slowly.

Copper is used in many things from thin electric wires to bulky machine parts to gigantic vessels such as ships.

Copper recycling effectively prevents more retired boats,trains and aircraft from being left in massive graveyards around the world.

Copper recycling saves tremendous human effort and fuel energy that is spent on mining the ore from which this conductive metal comes from.

Producing huge quantities of copper from smelting and finally putting the metal through various processes to render it ready for industrial applications once again uses a lot of energy that could be put to better use- like sustaining renewable resources or processing alternative fuels to make them available to the fuel consuming masses.

  • When did Copper recycling start?

Copper first came into use after the Stone Age and its use persists well into modern times. Copper recycling has been around since when man first made it into weapons, vessels and idols. Copper was deemed precious as it required tremendous heat to smelt it and thus copper recycling from old, used, melted sources was preferable to starting the process of acquiring copper (mining copper ore) all over again.

Modern copper recycling started around the Industrial Revolution and blossomed further when fossil fuels were discovered that made consistent heating of copper furnaces possible.

  • Why choose The Scrap Metal Man for copper recycling?

For copper recycling, choose Scrap Metal Sydney. We are a local company whose business is to recycle copper from old and new copper scrap to provide quality copper metal for our clients. We buy scrap copper at the best prices, to see today’s scrap copper please visit our Website or call us, our price list is regularly updated to provide you with accurate scrap copper prices.

Copper Recycling – Some thoughts

Copper recycling has been existing for over 10,000 years to date now. Ancient crafts persons participated with such activity to produce new ornaments. Copper’s recyclable can be taken more of its advantage, if one so desires that to happen just to contribute to the welfare of the world. Certainly this kind of metal is also 100% recyclable. Literally, all the materials made from it, weather raw or not, can be recycled over and over again. Ever heard of the Colossus of Rhodes? It was claimed to be made out from copper; however, there are no remains or traces of it since it was again, processed few centuries ago to give birth to new products and artefacts. Moreover, war cannons utilised during the middle ages were also remelted, refined and processed to make new useful materials.

Copper has a long life span. The cables and water pipes one just purchased can still look and function as the same after a few decades. Architectural products such as the roofing can also exceed a life span of more than 100 years. It is therefore not a good idea to throw them and let them decay because landfills and dumpsites are more scattered and are piling up like a huge mountain of garbage due to the people who do not know its real worth. It is a valuable piece of metal. It cannot be regarded as scrap per se. It has many benefits to offer. Aside from reducing the wastes in landfills and dumpsites, copper recycling never amounts any loss of its quality, may be its physical or chemical properties. Manufacturers of metals do not have to step into high gears of extensive energy expenditures to make new copper sources since it can be renewed again. It saves energy and natural reserves for future use. This activity also enhances and improves one country’s economy since the economy of the copper industries are highly dependant on it. Copper recycling has been proving its valuable worth ever since. It just takes a little amount of effort to recycle these scrap metals and the consequences of it are far rewarding and excellent than imagined. Call THE SCRAP METAL MAN Today!




Computer Recycling

What is Computer Recycling?

Computer recycling is salvaging all usable metal parts of an old computer with the goal of reducing the need to mine, process or manufacture new metal. The recycled metal is usually used to make new computers or for the manufacturing, building and construction industries.

We are trusted and reliable computer recycling specialists in Coffs Harbour!

We have experience with both Industrial,Commercial and Residential customers

with fast service and removal turnaround. 

Nearly All Electronics and Large Appliances
We will Take Them All.

Call 0415 540 055 to have your old computers removed now.

Why is computer recycling cost effective?

Computer recycling is cost effective in the long and short run because, as with all recycling, it conserves resources which are limited or cost a lot to bring into usable stage and at the last, into the production line. Human and natural resources are used to make each part of a computer, weather a laptop or big home computer. The construction of a new computer from all new metals, minerals, plastics, labour and not to mention the transportation, costs a lot and the manufacturer, true to the nature of the business, passes on the cost to the end consumer with taxes and profit on top.

Why is Computer recycling great for the environment?

Since the invention of the computer, millions of it have been manufactured and eventually ended in landfills and dumpsites before efforts and practicers to recycle them became common. These machines are not built to last long. Their very nature, they become obsolete in a few years with new versions of both the hardware and software constantly coming out of the companies that made them. Old computers, with their many parts which are either hazardous or made from non-renewable sources end in our landfills.

Computer recycling is great for the environment as it prevents old computers from being littered everywhere. If a roomful of discarded old computers are an eyesore, then think how much more a whole city of it is! Discarded computers pose as health hazards as well as eating space unnecessarily (imagine millions of old bulky computers stacked up in great piles or strewn about!), space which could be used for life sustaining purposes.

When did Computer recycling start?

Computer recycling has been around ever since the invention of the first programmable computer in the 1930s and thereafter. Expensive parts and construction made recycling necessary. However, recycling of mass produced computers only became popular in the 80s after consumer electronics including computers, cameras and the like started becoming popular from the 1970s.

Computer recycling caught on subsequently as concerns about these electronics posing health and environmental hazards became widespread

Why choose The Scrap Metal Man for Computer recycling?

At The Scrap Metal Man, we have both the facilities and the dedicated and knowledgeable staff required in the business of computer recycling.

Our computer recycling facilities are compliant to all municipal and central government standards.

We use state of the art machinery and safe practicers to recycle computers from the dismantling stage, to sorting, storing, and repurposing and other such applications.

Computer Recycling @thescrapmetalman

The Scrap Metal Man can help turn your bulk scrap computer parts into some great investment in the future of our country stoping all the unwanted item in landfill.

We are recycling many types of scrap electronics including computers, circuit boards, telecommunication equipment, servers, phones etc.

What is Computer Recycling?

Computer Recycling is turning waste that comes from computers that may have been useful when they were considered fast or operable, but now are obsolete, broken or irreparable. Computers have dramatically enhanced the quality of our life but simultaneously produced millions of tonnes of electronic garbage over the years.

If not recycled properly, computers or electronics are a major source of toxins.Rapid technology change, low initial cost and even planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast growing problem around the globe.

You along with The Scrap Metal Man will be helping the environment by recycling these spare parts and you will obtain monetary incentives as well.

Computer Recycling Made Easy with The Scrap Metal Man!!

At The Scrap Metal Man in Coffs Harbour,We have the best computer recycling centre in the business! Fast and efficient, We get the job done by getting your old computers, television sets, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets, disassembling them, and turning them into precious scraps for recycling. Our cash incentives are the best offers in the market, we take away the hassle by letting our own garbos do the work for you, and all you have to do is to be that responsible Aussie who cares for the environment. At The Scrap Metal Man , We believe that it should never be a burden for anyone.