The ‘scrap metal dealers act’ was revised in 2013 to create the current legislation we have today. The act applies to all scrap metal dealers in the UK. Therefore, if you’re in the scrap metal trade (as we are) it’s important to know the ins and outs of the regulations.
Here at Maxilead Metals, we’re ever the advocates of metal recycling and its many benefits. To both you, the environment and the economy – it’s a practice that benefits all. Recycling has become increasingly common practice as businesses have become more environmentally aware and have been set targets by the government that they need to adhere to. These efforts are helping to meet international goals of cost reduction, sufficient management of limited resources and effective environmental responsibility.
Here at Maxilead, we love some good old facts & figures, especially concerning what we’re most passionate about: metal recycling. The metal recycling industry is booming and the number of metals that are recycled year on year is dumbfounding.
Commercial work is an intricate process and requires the utmost pre-planning to ensure smooth runnings. Luckily, Maxilead are on hand to assist you with the process. Read on to discover our 5 tips for planning out your commercial work.
Construction sites are prominent in the UK, yet can be a haven for potential accidents if not properly manned. With heavy machinery and large quantities of cargo and scrap being transported to and from the sites, they can become dangerous. There’s a lot to be mindful of in construction sites. Chances are, there will already be a health & safety member of staff (or team) on hand to ensure that risks are kept to a minimum. Just in case, however, here’s a few major health & safety concerns for construction sites, and how to prevent issues from arising.
Skips first appeared in the early 1920’s and have been widely used ever since. They are ideal for storing your waste metal ready to recycling, or for disposing of commercial waste.
The North West is a vibrant area full of many famed cities and brilliant opportunities. Here at Maxilead, we love the North West (not because we’re biased) and are so pleased to be based and operating within this renowned region. But, amidst all its many benefits, what options are there for recycling in the North West?
Whilst recycling is crucial and always important for businesses who throw away a lot of waste, some materials can be turned away depending on the condition they are in. Wet paper and broken glass are just a few examples of common items that are often declined by recyclers. But, what about rusted metal?
If you have a lot of waste which needs disposing, you’ll probably be wanting to hire a skip in order to store and dispose of it. The type of skip you’ll want will depend on what you want out of it (as well as what kind of business you are and how much waste you have on your hands. Here at Maxilead, we have a wide variety of skip services available, all of which boast different benefits.