Scrap metal come in two forms; ferrous - steel and iron - which includes steel packaging such as food cans, and non-ferrous - such as copper, brass, aluminium and zinc - which includes the majority of drinks cans.
Ferrous metals are able to be recycled with steel being one of the most recycled materials in the world.
Ferrous metals contain an appreciable percentage of iron and the addition of carbon and other substances creates steel.
The most commonly recycled items are containers, cans, automobiles, appliances, and construction materials.
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