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Recycling aluminium is a crucial aspect of resource management around the globe as producing recycled aluminum requires less then 5% of the energy required to produce the material from mining.
That’s why WasteManaged have made efforts to offer sustainable, licensed aluminium recycling at competitive rates.
We have proudly been offering can recycling to over 24,000 customers throughout the UK for over 12 years.
We only use fully licensed and sustainable waste treatment facilities and ensure that all stages of the recycling lifecycle follow sustainability guidelines.
Get in touch today to order a free bin and get a quote.
Is aluminium recyclable?
Yes, aluminum is highly recyclable. In fact, it is one of the most recycled materials in the world. Recycling aluminum requires significantly less energy than producing new aluminum from raw materials.
According to the Aluminum Federation, recycling aluminum saves 90% of the energy needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.
Aluminum can be recycled over and over again without losing its quality, making it a sustainable material.
Additionally, recycling aluminum helps to conserve natural resources, reduce energy consumption, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
To recycle aluminum, it can be collected through our recycling programs or taken to a recycling center.
The aluminum is then sorted, cleaned, melted, and reformed into new products, such as beverage cans, car parts, and construction materials.
How do you dispose of aluminium?
WasteManaged provide flexible plans regarding recycling aluminium for both commercial and domestic sites of all shapes and sizes.
Our bin rentals are completely free! Just pay for the amount of collections you need as often as required.
Can aluminium be 100% recycled?
Aluminum can be recycled through a process that involves several steps:
- Collection: The first step in aluminum recycling is collecting the used aluminum products. These can include cans, foil, siding, and other scrap materials.
- Sorting: Once collected, the aluminum is sorted into different types based on the alloy and the form of the material. This is important because different types of aluminum require different recycling processes.
- Shredding: After sorting, the aluminum is shredded into small pieces or chips to prepare it for melting.
- Melting: The shredded aluminum is then melted in a furnace at high temperatures, typically around 660°C (1220°F). This process is known as “remelting.”
- Purification: To remove any impurities in the melted aluminum, a process called “fluxing” is used. This involves adding chemicals to the melted metal to separate any unwanted materials.
- Casting: Once the aluminum is pure and molten, it can be cast into different shapes and forms, such as ingots or billets. These can then be used to make new aluminum products.
By recycling aluminum, energy and resources are conserved, and it is more environmentally friendly than producing new aluminum from raw materials.
In fact, recycling aluminum uses only 5% of the energy required to make new aluminum from bauxite ore.
How much do WasteManaged charge for recycling aluminium?
We don’t charge our customers for 240l, 660l and 1100l bins.
You only need to pay for collections as they are required.
Factors that will affect your rate include the volume of waste, weight of waste, waste type (if not only aluminium) and frequency of collections.
You can receive a quote by completing this short question field.
After that you will receive several options which you may choose from to meet your expectations.
How to dispose of an aluminium box
When it comes to disposing of an aluminum box, the first thing to consider is whether it can be recycled.
Aluminum is a valuable material that can be recycled indefinitely, so it’s important to try and recycle it whenever possible.
If the aluminum box is clean and free of any food or other contaminants, it can be recycled in most curbside recycling programs.
Simply place it in your aluminium recycling bin and it will be collected and sent to a treatment facility for sorting and smelting.
If the box is not clean, you can wash it with soap and water to remove any residue before recycling it. Alternatively, you can use it for storage or repurpose it for other uses.
If you are unable to recycle the aluminum box, it can be disposed of in your regular trash.
However, it’s important to note that aluminum takes a long time to decompose, so it’s always better to try and recycle it whenever possible to reduce waste and conserve resources.
Aluminium recycling facts
- Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for over four hours.
- Recycled aluminum can be used to make a wide range of new products, including cans, cars, airplanes, and construction materials.
- Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.
- Aluminum can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality.
Aluminum Waste Disposal:
- Aluminum waste can take hundreds of years to decompose in a landfill.
- Improper disposal of aluminum waste can lead to soil and water pollution.
- Burning aluminum waste releases toxic fumes and contributes to air pollution.
- Recycling aluminum waste reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and helps to conserve natural resources.
Aluminum Resource Facts
- Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.
- Bauxite, the primary ore used to produce aluminum, is found in tropical and subtropical areas around the world.
- Aluminum production requires a significant amount of energy and resources, including electricity and water.
- The use of aluminum in products like cars and airplanes can help to reduce their weight, improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- The demand for aluminum is expected to continue to grow as it is used in a wide range of products and applications, including renewable energy technologies like wind turbines and solar panels.
Recycling aluminium locations by WasteManaged
WasteManaged are proudly recycling aluminium throughout the UK.
We have a vast network of fully qualified and licensed collection professionals and we only use trusted registered waste treatment & recycling facilities.
Some of the locations where we are recycling aluminium include: Rotherham, Sheffield, Wkefield, Hull, York, Glasgow, Newcastle & Birmingham.
If you need aluminium recycling services for your business, get in touch today to order a free bin and see our low rates.
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