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Our Responsibility.

Environmental Responsibility 


100 years ago, long before environmentalists promoted recycling, the family originating this company pioneered certain types of metal recovery in Australia, keeping thousands of tonnes of lead and tin out of land-fill and in circulation by recovering and refining metal from batteries, gas meters, solder dross and other tin and lead waste products.

Secondary metal is seen as inferior to "virgin" metal, but with proper refining and quality control, it is possible to remove impurities – not just dilute them – before adding new metal as necessary to formulate to specification. All metals recycled by Northern Smelters are tested by an independent NATA approved laboratory. Always our priority is maintaining our uncompromising high standards of quality.


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