Energy Sector Services — Phoenix Recycling Group | Scrap Metal Dealers & Recyclers (2024)

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We specialise in the recycling of redundant energy assets and infrastructure within NZ; including project management, decommissioning, de-construction and recycling of the assets and their materials with end-to-end supply chain solutions.

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Phoenix offers the following energy services:

Nationwide Solutions

We are here to work with you every step of the way throughout the process of your decommissioning projects. We make the removal of redundant material simple and easy, with safety, transparency and a professional attitude throughout the process. At Phoenix our service can be as simple as pickups from your depots around the country. Or contact us early on to scope and price the entire substation decommissioning works, including bulk removal of cables, transformers and switchgear. We have thorough procedures in place for identifying and managing hazards and disposing of decommissioned assets in an environmentally responsible manner..

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Our hub and spoke model for our metal recycling is also applied to methodology to support resource recovery on any given energy project in any location. Working with our closest metal branch and working in with local circular economy recycling businesses (glass, timber, concrete, plastics, horticulture etc) - closest to the site we ensure carbon emissions from transportation are kept to a minimum. This also supports local businesses within the area working in the resource recovery/ circular economy space.

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We have a combined site area of over 100,000+ sqm of land area across our branch network with which we process and store our recyclables and support our energy projects.

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We use a combination of EROAD and My Trucking GPS technology to track all our transport plus CCTV recording, SCRAPIT and our independently certified weigh-bridges and platform scales at our branches to ensure the highest level of transparency for our clients in our product sorting system.

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sustainability & emissions data

On completion of each energy project, Phoenix will issue a Recycling Certificate recording total volume of materials recycled correlating to SDG12 – Circular Economy. Phoenix can issue a destruction certificate if required. All the operational, processing, recycling and transportation emissions to deliver the energy project are being offset within our Toitu Envirocare Net carbon zero programme. We can also provide GHG Protocol Scope 3 emissions base data for those with mandatory climate related disclosures reporting..

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Smooth decommissioning projects depend on safety first. Prior to commencing the removal of any assets, all removed equipment is identified and proven to be de-energised and disconnected from any supply sources. We ensure that all identified hazardous waste is handled by an approved or correctly trained person. Where applicable, traffic management is provided, to ensure public and staff safety.

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We offer the safe and efficient removal of all redundant equipment, and wecan project manage your entire decommissioning project.

Our service includes pricing the removal of all associated redundant equipment, physically dismantling it and loading assets onto transporters on site. We provide full methodologies, JSA's and engage approved third party contractors, alongside NZQA qualified staff, where needed.

With over 30 years in the energy industry, our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of substation environments around the country. They understand the local conditions, hazards and industry compliance requirements.

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Complete Transparency

All salvageable scrap materials are weighed and the docket is forwarded to the client within days of the asset being removed.


All waste material is removed from site and the site is swept clean. Where required, our service can include the reinstatement of floors or access ways.

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Upon completion of works at each site, a report is provided with photos and details on the new current condition of the substation. We can manage the full project for you and dispose of the whole network associated with the particular piece of equipment that you need decommissioning, from the overheads to the underground cables.

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We provide written statements of compliance and destruction certificates to prove your assets have been disposed of in the correct manner.



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Different organisations typically follow specific procedures for managing their unique environmental risks. We incorporate each organisation’s own environmental risk procedures into our own stringent risk management procedures.


We begin any project by first identifying hazards through a Risk Register Assessment. This is developed in conjunction with our client to ensure any additional health and safety procedures at an organisation level are also included in the Register. Daily Hazard ID forms are produced every day and we have an onsite diary.

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Job Safety Analysis & Reporting

Paperwork is produced around methodologies, along with Job Safety Analysis Sheets. All risks associated with a project are listed in detail, along with any associated risks relating to the actual work being undertaken.

Environmental Risk

We take environmental risk extremely seriously, from the initial onsite work, to post-decommission and disposal of materials. We make sure decommissioned products are disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.

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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSD forms) also form part of our extensive job packs. Every day we have a site meeting before we start the job, where we list all hazards and tick every box. We make sure that JSAs have been read by every person in the work party and that every person involved in the project has a full and clear understanding of all health and safety requirements.

Photographic Evidence Provided

Photos are taken before and after site decommissioning and included in the job folder.

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MOBILE: 021 498 971

GMR Metal Recyclers company founder and managing director has spent over 30 years in the scrap metal industry.

After selling GMR to Phoenix Metalman in February 2022, Julian decided to continue his focus within the industry on delivering core de-commissioning services to the energy and infrastructure sectors, assisted by Phoenix Metalman's nationwide footprint.

Phoenix Metalman are honoured to be given the opportunity to respectfully continue the ground work laid in the region to recycle 99% of everything received, from sub stations, to factory/plant/equipment removal and more.

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MOBILE: 022 807 0505

Simon has been working in the metal recycling industry for 27 years.

He is passionate about recycling and has honed his knowledge servicing his loyal customers delivering successful outcomes time and time again. His extensive experience covers:

  • Operations

  • Trading

  • Exports

  • Senior Management

  • Health & Safety

A decommissioning project accumulates an extensive amount of documented information because everything related to health and safety and site compliance is recorded. The contents of the project folder are readily available to our clients any time they wish to see it. Upon completion of the project, a full copy of all documentation is provided to ensure our client is fully compliant and covered for audit.

We continually invest in the only the best specialist equipment, ensuring safety and compliance at all times.

We can handle any scale of decommission required, from 2-250 ton transformers.


Case Studies


Transpower Substation

AUGUST 2023 | Gore

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Tiwai Smelter

MAY 2023 | Bluff

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Wellington Trolley Bus Network


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Gisborne Substation


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I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Phoenix for the professional approach from the team, demonstrated when arranging the disassembly, collection, and removal of our redundant transformer units at Gore Substation. I was most impressed with the attention given towards detailed planning which ensured that the lift and removal went seamlessly and in-line with Transpower regulations and standards. The lift plan provided and the allocation of tasks to those working onsite, was thorough and included all necessary detail to ensure safety throughout. Well done! Feedback from my Service Provider onsite, reiterates my comments above. Your contractors worked well alongside mine and raised queries and sought confirmation when needed. This displayed excellent situational awareness and a willing to do the job to the highest possible standard. Thank you again for you and your teams professionalism displayed. I look forward to working alongside again on future projects.

- Brett Preston Project Delivery Manager Transpower NZ, August 2023

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In our opinion these guys are the best in the business.

- Chief Executive, R H Freeman & Co Ltd, Wellington, Leading engineering company in Wellington

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GMR have a very professional can do attitude approach with Safety being their number one priority, nothing is too hard and if you have any challenges around scrap they will work to achieve your desired outcome, best in the business and recommend to anyone.

- Wayne Field, Manager, Downer Power & Gas Western

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GMR provided quality, comprehensive documentation, such as Job Safety Analysis and Lifting Plans, showing the job was being well planned. On site, GMR staff all cooperated and engaged to get the job done safely.

- Luke van Pomeren, Project Manager, Transpower NZ Ltd

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GMR provides an outstanding service to us, respecting our various requirements including strict onsite H&S rules. We have complete faith in their ability to service our needs no matter the size of the job, including the commendable coordination of a large substation transformer removal. On top of all that we enjoy working with their always friendly and accommodating staff.

- Supply Manager, Fourth largest electricity and power lines company in New Zealand

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We have been dealing with GMR for years. Top service and top guys to work with makes our life easier when getting rid of transformers and scrap metal.

- Wayne Watkins, Maintenance Planner, Wellington Electricity – IISC

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GMR provided an excellent service to our company, their staff carried out the job safely and efficiently, a pleasure to work with.

- Adam Burns, Project Supervisor, Transfield Services (Transpower's Service Provider)

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What are the latest scrap metal prices? ›

  • STEEL. $180/NT.
  • Scrap Car. $180/NT.
  • Prices Updated: 5/22/2024.
  • Aluminum Siding. $0.60/LB.
  • Aluminum Breakage. $0.13/LB.
  • Aluminum Wheels. $0.75/LB.
  • Batteries. $0.12/LB.
  • #1 Copper. $3.25/LB.

Who owns Phoenix recycling? ›

Mark Thompson - Owner/Manager - Phoenix Recycling | LinkedIn.

Who owns Phoenix metal? ›

We asked Phoenix Metal Recyclers owner and Commercial Manager Hilary West-Reeve about the work they're doing.

How much is copper scrap in Phoenix? ›

Priced as U.S. dollars per pound, the current rates show that for AL/CU (Aluminum/Copper) radiator scrap goes for an average price of $1.50 per pound in Phoenix. Red brass scrap goes for a whopping $2.45 per pound. Copper scrap, coming in at number 1, goes for $3.55 per pound.

How much is 100 pounds of copper wire worth? ›

250mcm-750mcm wire has 90% copper recovery, so let's use same 100 lbs. if you were to sell it the way it is in today's market you would get average $1.50 per pound so it would get you $150.00 without doing a thing to it, just bring it to a recycling yard and sell it.

What is the highest paying scrap metal? ›

While copper is the highest paying scrap metal, there are other base metals that are worth your time to have recycled. Brass and aluminum are two scrap metals that people often discard.

Why did Arizona stop recycling? ›

Many communities in Arizona lack recycling services. A big factor in the decline of programs was that most recycled waste was being purchased by China, and when the country banned imports on foreign recyclable waste in 2018, the prices dropped. It affected recycling profitability throughout the country.

What happens to Phoenix recycling? ›

Collected recyclables are brought to the city-owned Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they are sorted and processed for repurposing. The Zero Waste team handles all recycling education.

Can you get money for recycling in AZ? ›

Your local municipality may not pay you for recyclable materials, so be sure to contact them to verify what programs they offer or find a local recycling company that has a good reputation. Scrap metal recycling pays more than other types of scrap, but it's not the only thing that has value.

Who is the founder of Phoenix Metals? ›

Greg Carter. Founder at Phoenix Metals Ltd.

Who are Phoenix metals competitors? ›

Phoenix Metals main competitors are Southwestern Wire, Kloeckner Metals, and The Belden Brick Company. Competitor Summary.

Who is the CFO of Phoenix Metals? ›

Terri Holmgren - Chief Financial Officer - Phoenix Metals Company | LinkedIn.

How much can I get for 1 lb of copper? ›

Copper Prices Per KG/Pound [+ Historic Data] Today's copper market price is $4.59 per pound. Tip: Use the “Advanced” button above to access technical analysis charting features for copper spot prices over time. Read on to find out about how copper prices compare to precious metal prices like gold and silver.

Is it worth stripping copper wire? ›

It is no great fun stripping wire down, especially by hand, but consider the fact that “Clean Copper Wire” can bring 50 to 100 percent higher return when sold than insulated wire and you'll realize it is worth the investment in time or, even better, a Copper Wire Stripper.

How many aluminum cans make a pound? ›

How Many Aluminum Cans Per Pound? It takes about 32 empty aluminum cans to make a pound. The weight of a can fluctuates with various brand designs, but they tend to be around a half-ounce per can. At an average of 56 cents per pound, that makes a single can worth about 1.8 cents.

How much is scrap metal per pound in Ohio? ›

Tube and Projection TV's $. 30lb Fee
Copper Wire / CopperPrice / lb .
Aluminum Siding / Gutters Clean Dirty$0.50
Aluminum Radiators clean / Dirty$0.35 / $0.20
Extruded Aluminum (free of plastic/other metals)$0.40
Cast Aluminum$0.20
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What are the current prices of metals? ›

Live Metals Prices
Gold / $2330.190.24
Silver / $30.490.32
Platinum / $1046.050.96
Palladium / $916.780.37

What are current scrap metal prices in Pennsylvania? ›

Scrap Prices
  • #1 Bare Bright Wire. $4.00/lb.
  • Brass (Plumbing, Pipe) $2.35/lb.
  • Insulated Copper Wire (45-50% ICW) $1.30/lb.
  • #1 Copper Tubing / Flashing. $3.70/lb.
  • 500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) - 88-93% ICW. $2.90/lb.
  • THHN Cable (74-78% ICW) $2.50/lb.
Sep 5, 2020

What are current scrap metal prices in Texas today? ›

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices
  • #1 Unprepared 9.00/CWT.
  • #1 Prepared 10.75/CWT.
  • Cast Iron 12.00/CWT.
  • Shred/Tin 9.00/CWT.
Mar 15, 2024


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