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What Happens To Scrap Metal After It Is Recycled?

For anyone who has traded in scrap metal, the process typically stops at the point of collecting the cash from the merchant. Behind the scenes, however, your pieces of junk metal go on a journey that stretches far beyond the scrap yard. Craddock Metal Recycling walk you through the entire process from when scrap metal is brought to the yard and how it ends up back in circulation.

Recycling Scrap Metal

Once you have handed your pieces of scrap metal over to the merchant, the usual process is to send the metal off to be recycled. This consists of the metal being delivered to a furnace, where the materials can be melted down into ingots so they can be sold to manufacturers and production companies. This business is why scrap metal trading is typically lucrative, with some of the most sought after metals, such as Copper, Steel and Bronze, being bought for increasing rates.

After the ingots have been delivered to the manufacturer’s, the scrap metal can be shaped and moulded into a variety of products. One of the most common uses for recycled metals is packaging; cans are more often than not made out of recycled metals. As the world becomes increasingly environmentally aware, scrap metal products are becoming more and more popular as production companies look to reduce their carbon footprint.

Away from the commercial side of scrap metal trading, the recycled products can also be used for unconventional and creative purposes. Scrap metal can be used to decorate your home or to satisfy your creative urges, just take a look at our list of the many uses for scrap metal.

If you have any pieces of scrap metal which you wish to dispose of quickly and in an environmentally friendly manner, bring your excess materials down to our scrap yard in Icknield Street in Redditch, Worcestershire today. For more information on all of our services, feel free to contact our team on 01527 668 66 or leave us a message via our online form.

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