Maxilead’s Christmas Round-up

Maxilead’s Christmas Round-up

It’s been an exciting year for Maxilead Metals. Drawing to a close at the end of December, we can sit back* and look at everything we’ve achieved.

We’ve successfully continued our Maxilead Membership scheme, which was established in response to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act and deters any illegal scrap dealers from darkening our door!

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Five years on… How has the Scrap Metal Dealers Act changed our industry?

Five years on… How has the Scrap Metal Dealers Act changed our industry?

Maxilead Metals were one of the first scrap yards in Manchester and the northwest to take the lead in reforming practices across the board. One of the biggest changes apart from not being able to pay cash was to implement our membership system to meet the criteria of the Act. The new rulings meant that it was illegal to not carry ID when selling scrap metal. Our membership cards provide all the relevant information, which means scrap sellers, can carry out problem-free transactions at our scrap metal yard in Tyldesley.

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How do I recycle a Microwave?

How do I recycle a Microwave?

If you want to dispose of or recycle a microwave, you might be wondering what the best place for it is. Thanks to new legislation brought in over the past decade, there has been more of a focus on an individual’s responsibility when it comes to waste management.

A microwave isn’t simply a metal box. They fall under the WEEE directive, which is the rules that govern the recycling and disposal of waste of electrical and electronic equipment. Therefore, treatment of them needs to follow set methods set by the European Community. Read more

We’re Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro!

We’re Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro!

In October this year 2 Maxilead employees will be climbing the world’s highest freestanding mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro!  Part of a team of 43, their going the whole way up, planning to sleep in tents and walk for up to eight hours per day to the summit of 19,341 feet – that’s a tad higher than Ben Nevis (4412 feet).

For more information on our challenge, as well as how you can donate to a fantastic cause, click here.

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Scrap Metal Recycling for Farmers

Scrap Metal Recycling for Farmers

Why should you sell your farm scrap metal?

You could be surprised at the amount of value the scrap metal you have stored away holds.

Chances are, some of the scrap farm machine parts that are just sitting there were made decades ago in the 1950s and 1960s, prior to the modernisation of farming equipment in the 21st century.

It wasn’t unheard of for farming equipment years ago to weigh several tonnes. Nowadays, machinery used on farms tends to be much more lightweight. That’s why it’s the old machines that are worth a lot of money as scrap, possibly even more than you might think!

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