SCRAP METAL RECYCLING FAQs

METAL FAQs

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How does scrap metal recycling work?

Metal recycling companies buy scrap metal from businesses and the public. They separate it using machinery and then sell it as sorted metals to processors who turn it into new products. Future Recycling is paid for the scrap metal, so we can pay you for the metals you bring us.

How do I get paid?

The price we pay for your scrap metal is based on the ‘market rate’ that Future Recycling gets when selling the scrap metal. The higher the volume of metal you have, the better the price Future Recycling may pay. We can arrange direct transfer (EFT) to Account customers with an ABN or reverse EFT straight into your bank account.

How do you work out what to pay me for my scrap metal?

We weigh your vehicle when you arrive (or the full bin if you have a collection). Then after unloading, we weigh your vehicle again (or the empty bin) and pay you based on the weight and the type of material.

I have too much scrap metal to fit into a trailer or ute. What do I do?

For commercial customers, depending on the volumes generated, Future Recycling can provide a free on-site bin for metals, including a pick up. We provide this service on a regular basis under contract or as a once off. If you are interested in bins for your metals » click here

What types of scrap metals can I sell?

Future Recycling will buy any scrap metal from you. Ferrous Metals – metals which have a component of iron (ie they will rust if left in contact with water). Non Ferrous Metals – metals which have no iron component. Go to our ‘Scrap Metal Finder’ for a full list and pictures of all the metals we buy » click here

Do I need to have an ABN to sell my metal?

No, but if you don’t have an ABN you will need to present your drivers license to deliver scrap. You will require an ABN if you are delivering a commercial quantity.

Where are your depots?

We have depots at Dandenong, Hallam, Pakenham and Shepparton. To find a metal recycling depot near you » click here