With the help of Antons Recycling, you could transform that huge pile of valuable metals in your home or business into cold hard cash. Our Alice Springs scrap metal merchants mainly trade in non-ferrous materials as they are high-value for their weight.
Not sure if your metal items are ferrous or non-ferrous? Refer to our handy guide on the FAQs page. Alternatively, speak to the friendly metal merchants at our Alice Springs recycling facility.


Despite being an abundant material, copper is highly valuable to all manufacturing industries. You can can make good money for trading in high-grade copper, as demand is always high. The easiest way to identify recyclable copper is to look for bright orange/red-coloured metal with a good shine. Here are some common items that usually contain good amounts of copper:

  • Household plumbing
  • Insulated wire
  • Copper statues & décor
  • Copper gutters & roof accents
  • Electrical appliances
  • Pots & pans


While brass is often used in similar places to copper, it is much rarer, especially in modern manufacturing. The most important factor to look for is a shiny surface free of corrosion. You may have to do some hunting to collect a sellable amount, but these are a few starting places:

  • Household plumbing
  • Music instruments
  • Op shops & antiques
  • Statues
  • Central heating & air conditioning units
  • Bullet casings


One of the most commonly recycled items in the world, aluminium is light, malleable and used in almost every modern manufacturing process. As aluminium doesn’t rust, you’ll be able to uncover a lot of it still in recyclable condition. Below are a some source ideas to get you started:

  • Insulated wire
  • Wheel rims
  • Door & window frames
  • Natural gas & plumbing piping
  • Central heating & air conditioning units
  • Pots & pans
  • Roofing & guttering

Stainless Steel

Although this metal isn’t worth as much as softer metals, it is usually found in large quantities. It’s important to remember that quality stainless steel should not be magnetic, due to the nickel that has been mixed in. If it is magnetic, then it’s a lower grade and will be worth a lot less. The following are some examples of sources of high-grade stainless steel:

  • Restaurant kitchen counters & appliances
  • Food shelving racks
  • Sinks & laundries
  • Knives
  • Railings, benches & doors
  • Fabrication shop shavings