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Recycling metal

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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.

Latest News

Convention 2023
25 Jul 2023
Convention 2023 is sold out for both exhibitors and delegates. We look forward to seeing all registered delegates and exhibitors on Thursday, 3rd August at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport. A link is provided here with a copy of the convention programme

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.

NZ Association of Metal Recyclers releases its proposal for a container refund scheme
28 Sep 2020
The NZ Association of Metal Recyclers (AMR) has today released its version of a how a container refund scheme should look to maximise recycling of aluminium beverage cans.


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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