What kind of Scrap Metal can be recycled?

You can recycle many types of scrap metal at all SA Scout Recycling Centres. Please check the individual depot pages to determine what your local Scout Recycling Depot in your state can accept. Some scrap metal is worth money, so if you are cleaning up your shed or garden keep an eye out for items that might put money in your pocket. Not only are we so we are happy to buy it off of you but it means we also keep it out of landfill. The money we make from recyclables goes back into the community and helps build Scout Halls for the leaders of tomorrow.

About Scrap Metal

Non-Ferrous Metals recycle copper

Lead batteries from cars and trucks (remove the torch etc.)

Copper-plastic coated wire, piping, tanks

Lead- roof flashings

Aluminium- pots and pans

Brass- taps, borings, and ornaments

Lead- roof flashingsiron recycling

Cast Iron

Stainless steel- sinks

Radiators- car, air conditioning units


Ferrous Metals

Light Steel – sheet iron, rainwater tanks, etc.

Heavy Steel- Car motors, thick steel poles or beams, etc.

Cars – Any type of vehicle. Must be free of fuel, all oils, radiator fluid, and battery must be removed. No gas cylinders are to be left in the vehicle.


How do you know if you have ferrous or non-ferrous metal?

Do you have a magnet handy? Even a fridge magnet will do, if the magnet sticks to the metal it’s most likely common steel or iron which is ferrous metal. Ferrous metals are not very valuable however, they may be worth something and can be recycled, which means we can keep them out of landfill.
If the magnet does not stick, it’s possible you have non-ferrous metal on your hands, which in some cases can be quite valuable. Non-ferrous metal includes copper, aluminium, brass, stainless steel, bronze and cast iron.

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We will also take but won’t pay a deposit on:

Gas Cylinders – these are to be handled by Scout Recycling employees and kept separate from other recyclables.
Computers – steel hard drives/towers only (we don’t accept monitors, printers or TVs)


Scrap Metal Prices

Our prices change on a daily basis depending on the market. For the most accurate and up to date pricing phone our friendly depot manager on 08 8285 8500 for the best price possible.


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In some cases, we will be more than happy to pick up the metal so you don’t have to worry about it. Just give us a call and we will let you know.

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