There could be a veritable treasure trove in your home. Kitchen goods, old cars, fencing… if it’s metal than its bound to be worth something. Today, we look at exactly what you should be looking for around the house for maximum cashback. Read more
Disposing of scrap metal is still a good way of making money. If you find yourself with an amount of metal that has no value to you, we will be more than happy to exchange it for some money. How much money you receive depends on a few factors – namely, the types of metal and the amounts.
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.
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.
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.