Metals (scrap metal, knives, keys, metal bucket)

Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle metals.


Before thinking about reuse, recycling or disposal options for your metal item, have you considered whether it could be repaired?

There are several repair cafes and groups in Suffolk who offer free help to local communities. Please visit the repair cafes page to find out more.


Metal items in good condition could be offered to charity shops or through an online reuse network. Find your nearest charity shop.

You might also be able to sell some metal items through a car boot sale, jumble sale, or online market.

Offer unwanted items to friends, neighbours or relatives.

You may be able to sell some types of metal (such as cars) to your local scrap metal dealer.


You can recycle any metals item in the metal container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.

Find information on cans and aluminium foil.