Yennora is home to Australia’s largest aluminium recycling facility, and an aluminium flat rolled products facility. The Yennora plant has operated at its site in Western Sydney, NSW for more than 40 years and has been part of the Alcoa Australia Rolled Products business since 1996.
Approximately 55,000 tonnes of scrap aluminium – including more than half a billion cans - is recycled at the Yennora recycling facility each year. Aluminium is 100 per cent recyclable, and the recycling process uses only 5 per cent of the energy needed to make new metal from scratch providing significant greenhouse benefits and diverting waste from landfill.
The Yennora facility produces approximately 125,000 tonnes of rolled aluminium each year for use in aluminium food and beverage cans. Approximately 30 per cent of Yennora’s rolled aluminium is exported, mainly to the growing Asian markets.
Alcoa Australia Rolled Products also operates a flat rolled products facility at Point Henry in Geelong, Victoria and together the two facilities produce a combined 150,000 tonnes of rolled product each year. You can read more about the Point Henry operation here.
Alcoa Australia Rolled Products employs approximately 190 people at Yennora and spends more than $114 million in the Western Sydney and Geelong regions.