Cable Processing

Maxilead Metals has over 20 years’ experience as recycling specialists with an extensive choice of recycling solutions, including Cable Processing.

As one of the largest family-owned and operated scrap metal recycling companies in the North West, we cover Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Preston, St Helens, Stockport, Warrington, Wigan and Tyldesley.

We boast an impressive, newly built, 7-acre scrap metal recycling centre that delivers an effective range of services that allow us to maintain and surpass environmental and sustainability targets – and help our clients do the same.

One of the services Maxilead Metals focuses on is a complete cable recycling and cable processing facility that handles all grades of cable.

What types of cable can Maxilead Metals recycle?

  • Low Grade Cable
  • High Grade Cable
  • Household Cable
  • Copper Cable
  • Aluminium Cable
  • Lead Cable
  • Copper & Aluminium Cable
  • Bus Looms
  • Tinned Cable
  • Bright Cable
  • SWA Bright Cable
  • Greasy Cable

What happens at the Maxilead Metals recycling centre?

Maxilead Metals use the latest cable processing technology and equipment to sample, strip, shred and separate all grades of cables and wire at our high-tech recycling centre in Manchester.

Our aim is so the cables can eventually be used to create new materials. This is done through cable granulation, we remove any steel or plastic coverings and reduce the metal to granules that can be recycled into high quality metals.

We endeavour to recover and recycle the highest possible percentage of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from our cable and wire processing operations.

We also pride ourselves on being accredited for our ability to meet and surpass international quality, health, environmental and safety standards within the recycling and waste management industry.


Maxilead Metals are affiliated with and accredited by:

  • Environment Agency
  • Local Council
  • The British Safety Council
  • ISO Quality Management Systems
  • Freight Transport Association
  • The British Metals Recycling Association
  • Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme

Maxilead Metals will not buy/recycle:

As a licensed processing centre and a member of the British Metals Federation, Maxilead Metals will not buy from the public any;

  • BT/Railway and Utility Cable
  • Telecommunication/Signalling Cable
  • Any item carrying a Smartwater Forensic Liquid Mark

Any items found in these categories will be reported to the relevant police force/authority.

For further details on our cable processing services please feel free to get in touch on 0161 790 5105 or contact us