making metal matter.

The voice of metal recycling in New Zealand


Welcome to the 

New Zealand Association of Metal Recyclers

NZAMR is the national professional association of New Zealand's metal recycling industry. Metal is a resource - not a waste - and our members provide New Zealand recycling services and a multi-million dollar export industry. We promote the interests of this important sector whilst informing and educating the public and government about the importance of metal recycling.


The NZ Association of Metal Recyclers is the national association for metals recycling.  Membership in the Association is voluntary and  shows the commitment of the member to professional practice and our Code of Conduct.  Our varied membership ranges from individual metal recyclers through to large-scale processors and end-users of recycled metals. The majority of our members deal primarily or exclusively in metals.


Recycling Metals

Metals are separated into one of two basic grades, which are referred to in the industry as ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Once a metal has been identified as one of these types, it is then further categorized into more specific grades for processing. 

All of our members grade and process their metals according to international specifications, which determine the price of the metal at the time of purchase. Prices are regularly subject to change as dictated by the fluctuations in the world market, and prices are likely to vary slightly nationwide because of transport costs.