Stainless Steel Recycling

Stainless Steel Recycling

Scrappys are the experts in stainless steel recycling and will gladly accept all of your unwanted stainless steel items for money.

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. Scrappys 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 is dependent 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 the scrap

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 the scrap is then loaded into containers for export to overseas mills.

Types of Stainless Steel:

  • General Stainless Steel
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • 400 Series Chrome Steel
  • Turnings – Swarf
  • Sinks
  • Sheeting
  • Pipes
  • Appliances
  • Urinals
  • Benches
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Benchtops

We accept the following items for our stainless steel recycling facility:

At Scrappys 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.

Along with aluminum, Scrappys buys the full range of scrap for recycling including copper, lead, scrap whitegoods, 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 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.

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