Recycling at Aurubis

Aurubis is a world leader in recycling copper, precious metals and other non-ferrous metals – which contributes to raw material security and environmental protection.

Europe has a high copper demand but limited natural resources. Metal recycling opens up the metal reserves bound to products and therefore makes a considerable contribution to the supply of copper and other metals. Recycling copper, silver, gold and other non-ferrous metals doesn’t detract from the quality of the metals and can be repeated as often as desired.

Metal recycling thus fulfills the criteria for sustainable development and is the foundation of modern recycling management. It conserves natural resources, reduces energy demand and prevents the loss of valuable materials.

Aurubis has state-of-the-art technologies to return highly complex materials to the economic cycle. High-quality products are thus produced from recycling raw materials of various qualities and compositions.

Metal Recycling

Non-ferrous metals and precious metals can usually be recycled over and over without a loss of quality. Aurubis processes a wide range of materials.

E-scrap & Complex Raw Materials

Aurubis purchases copper and copper alloy scrap, electronic scrap as well as industrial residues and produces high-quality products from them.


Aurubis has state-of-the-art technology to process highly complex raw materials.


Aurubis has a far-reaching network for sourcing recycling raw materials with central management, purchasing agents and subsidiaries.


Aurubis would like to offer you the best possible service. To do this, we store information about your visit in so-called cookies. You can find detailed information about the use of cookies on this website under “Show details.” You can check or uncheck the options in the following selection bar to choose which of the different cookies you want to accept. However, you cannot deselect necessary cookies. By clicking OK, you agree to the use of cookies.

Show details

Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Necessary Cookies

Name of Cookie Function Storage period

cookie-popup /

Stores whether (functional) cookies have been accepted. 24 months from setting / update

functional-cookies /

Stores whether (optional) cookies have been accepted. 24 months from setting / update


Amazon AWS: Used when distributing user requests to the servers.

Until the end of the session


Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that affects the way a website behaves or looks. This information includes e.g. B. Your preferred language or the region you are in.


Name of Cookie Function Storage period


Google Analytics: Used to differentiate between users and sessions

24 months from setting / update


Google Analytics: Used to determine new sessions & visits. Is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes from setting / update


Google Analytics: In the past, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Until the end of the session


Google Analytics: Stores where the user reached the page from.

6 months from setting / update


Google Analytics: Used to limit the request rate.

10 Minutes


Cookies are small text files that websites use to make users’ experience more efficient, to provide certain functions, or to enable certain analyses. This site uses different types of cookies . Some cookies are placed by third parties that appear on our sites. We have no technical influence on cookies placed by third parties.