Hi Erin

Thank you for your recycling question.

Metal hooks are not recyclable in your home recycling bin because they are too small and will slip through the gaps in collection and sorting equipment. Also, the kerbside recycling system is designed to handle your everyday packaging waste like food cans, so other metal household items are unable to be processed.

There is a finite amount of metal in the earth so recycling scrap metals preserves natural resources and makes the best possible use of available resources. It requires less energy to recycle metal than manufacture new products using virgin raw materials and it can be recycled again and again.

Collected with other household scrap metal items your metal hook can be recycled at Cessnock Waste Management Centre.

Otherwise, please dispose of your metal hook in your household general waste bin.

Thank you for your recycling enquiry. Every question helps us build a stronger platform for providing better recycling solutions in Australia.

Please reach out to us again at Recycle Mate any time with your recycling questions.