Today, luckily, individuals and businesses are a lot more conscious of the ethical importance of recycling and thus are more inclined to do it. Here at Maxilead, recycling is in our blood and we are ever advocates of how important it is to recycle your scrap metal (alongside other materials).
Ever wondered what happens to your scrap metal after you send it to us for recycling? Here’s some insight into what we do here at Maxilead Metals and where your scrap metals may end up. We are world leaders in exporting scrap metals and it may very well be the case that your scrap metal ends up somewhere completely different in the world!
Identifying the difference between metals can be tricky, especially when you are trying to recycle your scrap metal quickly and efficiently. This guide aims to make it easier for you to differentiate between ferrous and non ferrous metals.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act came into force back in 2012, but there are still several parts of it that are lesser known. Perhaps the most prominent clause of the Act is that it forbids anyone from buying scrap metal with cash – even if they are a regular customer at that particular scrap yard.
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!
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.
Copper is a valuable commodity in the scrap metal world and prices for scrap, while they fluctuate throughout the year, normally go between £3-£4 per kilo.
You may have heard that we held a golf charity event in August. The event was a blinding success, with a great turnout and just over £8,000 raised. This fantastic amount exceeded our expectations, and we’re delighted and honoured to be able to make a difference in the community.
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
If you have spare plates and girders (P&G) that you need to get rid of, you should look into taking them to a scrap metal dealer like ourselves. We will be able to take them off your hands, but they also give you the scrap value in return. Depending on the amount you have, the recycling of them could prove to be quite lucrative for you or your business!