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Stainless Steel

Scrappy’s buys & sells domestic & industrial stainless steel.

Stainless steel recycling industries have become a vital player in providing a stable supply of quality secondary raw material. The demand for stainless steel has doubled in the last ten years, with production increasing to more than 25 million tonnes a year. Scrappy’s has formed unique relationships with exporters and exporting companies involved with the processing and exporting of scrap stainless steel. This enables us to offer up to date scrap stainless steel prices and be at the leading edge of trends in the market that directly effect scrap stainless steel prices.

The use of stainless steel scrap is fundamental to the steelmaking process. There are two types of scrap – reclaimed scrap (old scrap) and industrial scrap (new scrap).

Reclaimed scrap includes industrial equipment, tanks, washing machines and refrigerators that have reached the end of their service life.

Industrial scrap includes industrial returns or production offcuts from manufacturing by industrial engineering and fabrication sources.

Today, stainless steel is made up of approximately 60% recycled content including:

25% reclaimed scrap
35% industrial scrap
40% new raw materials

The useful service life of stainless steel products is long, so the availability of scrap depends on levels of production from decades ago. With an average content of 25% of old scrap, stainless steel is close to the theoretical maximum content of material from end-of-life products.

Recycling stainless steel

Specialised expertise and sophisticated technology is needed in recycling to separate and prepare each type of alloy for remelting. A recycling processor feeds the scrap into a large shredder to break it into smaller pieces and it is then chemically analysed and stored by type. This process may include ‘blending’ the scrap into chrome steels, nickel alloys and other types of stainless steels. After blending into piles for specific customer requirements, we then load the scrap into containers for export to overseas mills.

Stainless Steel we buy:
  • General Stainless Steel
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Turnings – Swarf
  • Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Stainless Steel Sheeting
  • Stainless Steel Pipes
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Stainless Steel Urinals
  • Stainless Steel Benches
  • Stainless Steel Appliances

At Scrappy’s Metal Recycling Pty Ltd it is our 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.

Along with aluminum, Scrappy’s buys the full range of scrap for recycling including copper, lead, scrap white-goods, brass, nickel, steel, aluminium, PVC and wire. Plus scrap cars, machinery, radiators, batteries, pipes, off-cuts, extrusion, pressings and more.

Our scrap metal recycling centre is conveniently located in Albion (near Sunshine), the heart of Melbournes Western suburbs. We offer a wide range of scrap metal and stainless steel 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.