Other steel items can be recycled at the Household Waste and Recycling Sites such as scrap metal.
Where does it go
Once the steel has been baled at our recycling depot, it is sold to Newport Recycling who fragmentise the steel into ‘billets’ at a facility in Doncaster.
The steel billets are then sent to a number of companies such as Liberty Steel (multiple UK based facilities), Celsa in Spain, and Tata in London. At these facilities, the steel is melted and rolled ready to be made into lots of different products for use in the construction, automotive and aerospace industries.
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: Fri 15 November, 2019 @ 16:50