What is Landfill Mining for Scrap Metal?

When we discuss recycling, we often focus on diverting materials away from landfills to be taken to recycling plants and turned into new materials. This is incredibly important and should be encouraged through good recycling practices by individuals and businesses – but what about the recyclable material that has already been sent to landfills? Is there any way to recover what has previously been condemned as waste? Today we’re going to take a look at landfill mining and reclamation, the benefits and what happens to the material that is reclaimed from landfills.

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Scrap Metal Recycling Brings Life to Local Port

Here at Morecambe Metals, we’ve been recycling scrap metal for over 35 years. Scrap metal recycling forms the basis for a sustainable and renewable future, and one of our primary responsibilities is ensuring the scrap metal we take in doesn’t just sit on a scrap heap for years but completes its journey through the recycling process and emerges from the other side as a usable material, negating the need for virgin metal and preserving the planet’s resources. A key part of this process is exporting the scrap metal overseas to be recycled effectively. Continue reading “Scrap Metal Recycling Brings Life to Local Port”

End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling – What Happens to Scrapped Cars?

We deal with all kinds of scrap metal recycling here at Morecambe Metals, with one of the bulkier domestic items being End-of-Life vehicles. The days of scrapped cars sitting around and leaking toxic fluids everywhere before being crushed into cubes and thrown onto landfills are long gone. These days, up to 95% of the material in scrapped vehicles is reused, recovered, or recycled by authorised treatment facilities. Continue reading “End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling – What Happens to Scrapped Cars?”

The Role of Scrap Metal Recycling in a Sustainable Future

Metal has always held great economic weight, but as we move towards a sustainable future, there is a growing appreciation for the ecological benefits of scrap metal recycling. Until recently, businesses dealing with scrap metal for a long time, like Morecambe Metals, were not at the forefront of people’s minds when discussing recycling and sustainability, often perceived as merely a part of the waste collection and disposal process. Continue reading “The Role of Scrap Metal Recycling in a Sustainable Future”

We made the Family Business Heroes List!

Here at Morecambe Metals, we’re thrilled to announce that we have been selected by the Lancashire Business View as one of their Family Business Heroes! From a wide range of candidates nominated by the Lancashire Business Review readers, Morecambe Metals was then chosen by a specially invited panel to sit alongside other fantastic Lancashire-based family-run businesses.

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The Environmentally Friendly Properties of Aluminium

Aluminium is a widely used metal across many industries. It is also one of the most commonly recycled metals globally – and for a good reason. Aluminium is a great candidate for scrap metal recycling because 100% of scrap aluminium can be recycled without losing quality. This blog will look at what aluminium is and why it’s essential in scrap metal recycling.

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