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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Swinton Lions Sponsorship Deal

Swinton Lions Sponsorship Deal

We’re delighted to be the fifth sponsor to appear on the new home and away shirts for next season’s Kingstone Press Championship. You’ll be able to see the Maxilead Metals logo on the upper reverse of the shirts during each match, so keep your eyes peeled! We’re looking forward to the new season, especially since Rob Parker has been appointed as the general manager of the club. 

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Top Four Reasons to WEEE Recycle

Top Four Reasons to WEEE Recycle

Reduce, reuse and recycle – the three R’s of recycling are pivotal in ensuring we look after our planet. We only have one Earth after all! But what about WEEE recycling? WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and with more households than ever before using electrical items at an increasing rate, it’s important that we all know what WEEE recycling is and the benefits of it.
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