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The voice of metal recycling in New Zealand

Recycling metal

Welcome to the

New Zealand Association of Metal Recyclers

NZAMR is the national professional association of New Zealand's metal recycling industry. Metal is a resource - not a waste - and our members provide New Zealand recycling services and a multi-million dollar export industry. We promote the interests of this important sector whilst informing and educating the public and government about the importance of metal recycling.

To reduce emissions and do our part for climate change, we operate our national organisation from a virtual office

Latest News

Register for Convention 2024
03 Apr 2024
Delegate registrations are now open for our annual convention on 8-9 August in Wellington

Exhibit at Convention 2024
14 Mar 2024
AMR delegates will convene in Wellington on 8 and 9 August 2024; we are now accepting bookings for exhibitors and sponsors

Send less metals to landfill not more
05 Feb 2024
The Association of Metal Recyclers (AMR) is concerned that the new standardised kerbside collection system which has been rolled out around the country excludes a range of valuable metals packaging from collection.

Metal Recycling Association Welcomes Arc Furnace Installation at NZ Steel
23 May 2023
The Association has released a media statement concerning the announcement of an arc furnace installation at NZ Steel

Ticking Bombs
25 Sep 2021
AMR President Suzanne Billsborough has been interviewed in The Listener discussing the hazards and challenges of recycling lithium-ion batteries.


The NZ Association of Metal Recyclers is the national association for metals recycling. Membership in the Association is voluntary and shows the commitment of the member to professional practice and our Code of Conduct. Our varied membership ranges from individual metal recyclers through to large-scale processors and end-users of recycled metals. The majority of our members deal primarily or exclusively in metals.




Recycling Metals

Metals are separated into one of two basic grades, which are referred to in the industry as ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Once a metal has been identified as one of these types, it is then further categorized into more specific grades for processing.




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