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Everything You Need to Know about Recycling Scrap Metal

To some people, the world of recycling scrap metal is completely foreign, with no idea of the laws behind scrap metal recycling, what can be recycled and how to recycle. With that in mind, Craddock Metal Recycling explore the world of recycling scrap metal and tell you everything you need to know about their industry.

No More Cash for Scrap

Previously, scrap dealers were able to offer clients cash for their scrap metal, but following reforms to the legislation in 2013, this is no longer the case. Amendments made to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 meant that scrap dealers must transfer funds directly to a clients bank account, or offer them a cheque, so that every transaction can be traced if needs be. Therefore, if you have spare metal laying around and are looking to trade it in, do not be expecting cash for your scrap metal.

It Helps the Environment

Like other recycling industries, recycling scrap metal goes a long way in reducing the effects of global warming on the planet. From reusing old materials, manufacturers no longer have to source natural elements from organic ores; a process that is extremely damaging to the environment. Now, however, manufacturers can use recycled metal to produce everyday items, such as tin cans and other routine products.

You can find out more about how recycling scrap metal benefits the environment by reading our previous blog post: How Does Metal Recycling Benefit the Planet.

How to Scrap Your Car

Although most people will be unfamiliar with the industry of recycling scrap metal, they are likely to be familiar with the industry of car scrapping. Despite the familiarity of this industry, the process of scrapping a car features a number of important steps that just be considered. Firstly, you must book to have you car scrapped with a DVLA authorised scrap dealer (such as Craddock Metal Recycling), before finalising all the intricate details with the dealer themselves. Once you have made arrangements with the dealer, be sure to leave your car in an accessible place so that the dealer can collect the car easily, and then you can await to receive your cheque for the pre-arrange price of your car.

You can find out more about how to scrap your car in our blog post: How to Scrap Your Car.

Craddock Metal Recycling

To find out more about the industry of recycling scrap metal, get in touch with Craddock Metal Recycling Limited today and speak to a member of our friendly and professional team. Contact us on 01527 66866 or leave us a message via our online contact form.

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