Metal & Scrap Recycling
Metal & Scrap Recycling Services in the UK
These days, scrap metal is big business. This country’s scrap metal industry now amounts to some £5.6bn a year – and an industry of that size attracts both large companies and smaller family businesses all specialising in metal recycling.
Since scrap metal is such big business, it’s unsurprising that – these days – relatively little metal ends up in landfill.
And that’s a good thing as far as the environment is concerned. Recycling metals helps the environment in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in terms of energy conservation.
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Metal & Scrap Recycling Details
Metal & Scrap Recycling Services throughout the UK
Before October 2013, you could give that metal to any ‘Man in a Van’ service – including the euphemistically named ‘rag and bone men’. Then things changed – reflecting the increasing regulations and legislation relating to waste removal, especially where metals are concerned. One of the key results of this was the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
This law – which applies to England and Wales and aims to reduce metal thefts, which can have health and safety implications and also cost the UK economy millions of pounds a year – states that it’s illegal for scrap metal dealers to receive cash for any metal. Moreover, anyone collecting scrap metal needs to have a licence, issued by their local Council.
So, disposing of your scrap metal is not as simple as it once was.
If you want to get rid of scrap metal, it might be a good idea to contact a professional, reputable, licensed dealer, such as Waste King.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We remove waste, rubbish and unwanted items from commercial premises, construction sites and domestic houses and gardens. Our service includes a two man team who are insured and licensed to load the waste materials – from anywhere on the property – onto our trucks, sweep up after the job is complete and transport the waste to a registered transfer station.
Yes. Our employees are fully licensed and our trucks are fully insured including cover against any damage caused to a client’s property when removing waste from those premises.
We ask you to give us as much notice as possible and, most of the time, we can complete your collection at the time most convenient to you. If you need a job completed urgently, we can often arrange a collection within 24 hours from your call.
Yes. Our teams are supplied with safety boots and branded clothing. A spare set is always in the truck so they are clean and presentable for the next collection.
Most waste is recycled or reused. The items are sorted and disposed of in a way that is least damaging to the environment. We give items to charity shops, or it is taken to specialist recycling facilities.