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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.

Latest News

Convention 2023
31 Jan 2023
AMR's annual convention will be held over 3-4 August 2023 in Auckland at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport. Details for exhibitors, sponsors and delegates will be released in due course

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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