Other steel items can be recycled at the Household Waste and Recycling Sites such as scrap metal.
Where does it go
We sell the steel cans we collect from the kerbside to a reprocessor called Clearpoint based in Harrogate. They send it to a company called Celsa based in Barcelona Spain. They process the steel into reinforcing steels which is used in the construction industry.
More on steel recycling
Producing steel from recycled material saves 75% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin material.
For every tonne of steel cans recycled 1.5 tonnes of iron ore, 0.5 tonnes of coal and 40% of water required in the production process is saved.
For more on recycling steel visit the Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau (SCRIB).
Last updated: Tue 16 July, 2019 @ 13:01