Metal Recycling FAQ’s

Your Metal Recycling Questions Answered by Mainland Metals.

We understand that recycling can come with its own set of queries, whether you’re a first-time customer or a seasoned recycler. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of questions that we frequently encounter, aiming to provide you with clear, concise, and useful information.

Whether you’re curious about the types of metals we recycle, our service areas, pricing, or environmental practices, we’re here to offer insights and transparency into our operations. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make informed decisions about your recycling needs.

Streamlined Metal Recycling Process.

At Mainland Metals, we've refined our metal recycling process to ensure it's straightforward, transparent, and tailored to meet your needs. Here's a step-by-step overview of how we transform your scrap metal into valuable resources, from the initial contact to payment.

Your journey with us begins with a phone consultation. We discuss your recycling needs, answer any questions, and provide expert advice to maximise the value of your scrap metal.

We schedule a collection at a time that’s convenient for you. Our flexible scheduling ensures that the recycling process fits seamlessly into your routine.

Our professional team arrives at your location to collect the scrap metal. We handle the heavy lifting and transportation, making the process hassle-free for you.

Once your scrap metal arrives at our facility, it’s meticulously weighed and graded. This step determines the metal’s value, ensuring you receive a fair and transparent price

We provide a detailed docket that includes the identification and classification of your scrap metal. This documentation ensures clarity and provides a record of the transaction.

Prompt payment is a cornerstone of our service. Choose between cash or electronic payment options, whichever suits you best, to complete the transaction efficiently.Accordion Content

Metal Recycling FAQ's.

If your question isn't addressed below, please don't hesitate to contact us directly by calling us at 03 338 7000. We're committed to assisting you and providing the highest level of service.

We recycle a wide range of metals including copper, brass, aluminium, stainless steel, and more. For a detailed list, please visit our Metals We Recycle page.

Yes, we recycle a variety of items such as batteries, vehicles, whiteware, and farm equipment. For more information, check out our Items We Recycle page.

Yes, we provide convenient pick-up services for large quantities. Contact us to arrange a pick-up.
Pricing and Payment:

Metal prices vary based on market conditions. We offer competitive pricing based on the type and quality of the metal. Contact us for current pricing.

We provide payments via cash or electronic methods, ensuring a smooth transaction process for our clients.

Our process includes a phone consultation, scheduling a collection time, metal collection, weighing and grading, and issuing payment along with a detailed docket.

Ensure that all items are free from non-metallic attachments and contaminants. For appliances and similar items, please remove any hazardous substances.

We adhere to strict environmental regulations and engage in responsible recycling practices to minimise environmental impact.

We recycle certain electronic components, particularly those containing valuable metals. Please contact us to confirm if your electronic items are eligible.

We serve various areas in and around North Canterbury, Christchurch and South canterbury. Visit our Areas We Service page for more details.

Remove any non-metallic parts, liquids, or hazardous materials before recycl

Pre-sorting is not mandatory but can facilitate a more efficient process and potentially better pricing.

Yes, we accept metal furniture. Ensure any non-metal components are removed.

It’s processed and melted down to create new metal products, promoting the circular economy.

We cannot accept materials with hazardous substances, radioactive materials, or non-recyclable components.

Provide us with details about your metal, and we’ll give you a competitive quote.

We handle all sizes of jobs. For small quantities, contact us to discuss the best approach.

It conserves natural resources, reduces energy consumption, and minimises waste in landfills.

Yes, we can handle large-scale industrial and commercial recycling projects.

Our goal is to make metal recycling easy, rewarding, and environmentally responsible. With Mainland Metals, you're choosing a partner who values your time and contribution to sustainable practices.

Contact us today to start the process and turn your scrap metal into a valuable asset.

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Service Areas:

North Canterbury
South Canterbury

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