Household metal waste such as food, drink, aerosol, empty or dry oil and paint cans can be dispose of through kerbside recycling bins.
Councils offer hard waste collections by appointment or on a schedule. Contact your local council to find out about hard waste collection in your area. All other ferrous and non-ferrous scrap can be taken to scrap metal dealers listed in the Yellow Pages or visit Which Bin to locate your nearest depot.
The EPA requires that operators receiving more than 100 tonnes of scrap metal in a year may be subject to licensing as a waste or recycling depot. Those receiving more than 500 lead acid batteries in a year may also require licensing. Contact the EPA to obtain further details.
An EPA licence is required for commercial operators who treat scrap metal in any type of fuel-burning equipment or electrically heated furnaces, or disintegration by mechanical means for recovery of metal.