It’s not often we see a scrap metal sculpture that leaves us, here at Maxilead Metals, speechless. However, a fascinating sculpture down in Dorset has managed to do just that.
Our business is in giving our customers the best prices for their scrap metal. All sorts of items come through our gates every day, from old cars to cookers, beds and machinery parts.
Which got us thinking, what would the prices be of some of the world’s biggest structures?
Of the many various ferrous metals, copper is one of the most valuable. Wiring is a common form of copper, and you can find it in pretty much all domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
If you happen to stockpile even a small amount of copper wire, it could result in a nice payback. However, there are a couple of ways you can maximise the value of copper wire.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is a legal action by the EU that became European Law in 2003. The law sets targets for the collection, recovery and recycling for every type of electrical item in the UK. There are also restrictions as to what new electronic equipment on the market can be made from.
Here at Maxilead, we consider ourselves to be metal experts, but we think that’s it’s important that everyone knows how to identify some of the most common types of metal.
We’ve put together this handy guide, which looks at the five most common types of metal, and how to identify them.
Important information about car batteries
Remember, car batteries contain 2-3 litres of battery acid, plus lead, both of which are highly toxic. Battery acid can cause blindness if it gets into the eye area, and lead can cause lead poisoning if ingested.
On Saturday 17th September, a bronze statue of Leigh Centurions rugby legend John Woods was unveiled at the Leigh Sports Village stadium.
John Woods is a rugby veteran in Leigh and beyond. The people of Leigh have a huge amount of respect for him, so it’s little wonder that the unveiling was a huge success, with fans from all over the county showing up for the event.
Smartwater is a liquid that’s applied to items of value to trace criminals. The unique traceable components of Smartwater are invisible to the naked eye, unless placed under an ultraviolet light, so it’s perfect for deterring potential thieves in public areas.
Why use Smartwater?
Smartwater is made from a liquid that contains a unique code, which can only be seen under ultraviolet light. This allows the item to be traced back to wherever the thief has taken it. Smartwater can also be sprayed onto the criminal, which is especially useful if the item has been damaged but not removed.
Here at Maxilead Metals, we’re all about recycling. Not only does it make use of materials that would have ordinarily been wasted, but it’s also great for the environment.
In recent years, we’ve been delighted to see councils and the government take recycling more seriously – we are all living on the same planet after all – with fines being put in place to encourage the public to recycle their waste.