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Forest of Dean District

Metals - Aluminium & Steel

Where it is taken?

Metals collected at the kerbside are split into aluminium and steel before being sent to various locations in the UK for recycling. 

Aluminium cans are sent to:

  • Novelis in Warrington
  • Biffa in Derby

Steel cans are sent to:

  • Tata Steel in Port Talbot
  • Morris & Co Handlers Ltd in Doncaster
  • Wast2Resources in Shropshire

What happens to it?

The aluminium cans are smelted down and turned into new alloy ingots (metal bars) ready to be made into more recycled metal products.

The steel cans are processed and turned back into steel sheets and ingots (metal bars) ready to be made into more recycled metal products.

End market

UK.

End products

Ingots (metal bars) or steel sheeting.

Page updated: 09/02/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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