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Lead Recycling

Scrappy’s buys lead.

Lead recycling is easy, as lead can be remelted many times and with little degradation during the process. The final product (termed as Secondary Lead) is indistinguishable in any way from primary lead produced from the orginal ore.

Lead is integral to our modern lifestyle. Whilst its malleability and corrosion resistance still make it useful for roof flashings and cladding, the main benefits are derived from harnessing lead’s chemical properties.

Lead is very dense and provides unrivalled protection from radiation and is essential to staff working in hospitals, dental surgeries, laboratories and nuclear installations. Lead stabilisers are added to some PVC products to improve durability, and the metal protects thousands of kilometres of underwater power and communications cables.

Common lead we buy:
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Lead Sheet
  • Lead Wheel Weights
  • Lead Castings
  • Lead Doors
  • Lead Pipe

The amount of lead recycling as a proportion of total production is already fairly high worldwide. Over 50% of lead consumed is derived from recycled or reused material. Lead recycling rates are estimated to be much higher than other materials.

Recovering scrap lead has the advantage that it is easier and much less energy intensive than producing primary lead from ore (the production of recycled lead requires 35-40% of the energy needed to produce lead from ore). Lead Recycling also reduces dispersal into the environment and conserves mineral resources for the future. It is estimated that at least 85% of lead consumed could potentially be recycled however, in practice the amount that is recovered is lower.

At Scrappy’s Metal Recycling Pty Ltd it is our first priority to provide the highest level of scrap metal recycling services to all of our domestic, commercial and industrial customers. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to customer service.

Our scrap metal recycling centre is conveniently located in Albion (near Sunshine), in the heart of Melbournes Western suburbs. We offer a wide range of scrap metal recycling resources to industrial, business, commercial, residential and domestic customers. This includes competitive scrap metal recycling prices for all metals and recycling programs tailored to suit our clients.