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!
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.
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!