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What Happens To Scrap Metal?

Scrap Metal

In today’s eco-minded society, we all have the responsibility to look after our planet. Ensuring scrap metal isn’t unnecessarily being sent to landfill is something we can help with.

Recycling is important to help reduce our negative impact on the environment. What’s more, the process helps to make new products and items that are of use. If you want to know more about what happens during metal recycling, here’s a brief overview of what happens to this material during the process.

Collecting Scrap Metal

The first step of the process is actually acquiring enough materials. This is where you come in! You can drop off or we can collect a range of metals, including both ferrous and non-ferrous. We accept many types, including steel, iron, aluminium, copper, brass and more. These are usually weighed and valued.

Sorting

Scrap metal needs to be sorted in piles of separate types of metal ready for recycling. Non-ferrous and ferrous need to be separated, which are usually distinguished by using a strong magnet. The materials need to be separated because they will each have different melting points.

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Recycling Scrap Metal

The next part of recycling involves the processing and melting down of the material. Once it has been sorted into piles, the material goes through various screening processes to ensure that nothing else is mixed up with it. There are various machines for this.

Once shredded into smaller ready for the furnace, the melting process can begin. This will help to remove any impurities as the temperature will be extremely high. Now it is ready to be repurposed.

Manufacturing

Once melted down, the blocks of scrap metal can then be sent on to manufacturers. They can use this to make a number of things. A lot of metals can be recycled numerous times too! This is better for the environment than producing new material or letting them get sent to a landfill site.

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Contact Us Today

For scrap metal recycling, get in touch with our team today. If you’re unsure about what you can and can’t recycle, then we can help. For competitive prices, contact us now.

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