Farming and the agricultural sector require heavy-duty equipment and machinery to carry out necessary strenuous labour. When everyone is looking for a little extra money, if you own a farm and have some old equipment lying around, scrapping it for cash could provide additional funds to purchase newer equipment that may offer more efficient labour.
Recycling metal is vital to the future of the planet. With the limited resources available from mining and the efforts industries are taking to preserve what’s left of the diminishing resources, recycling scrap metal has never been more critical. In fact, nearly 40% of the materials used in manufacturing and the construction trade are recycled steel.
When it comes to recycling metal, it initially gets separated into two categories, ferrous and non ferrous. Being a ferrous metal means the material is made up of a percentage of iron. However, whilst many metals will contain small traces of iron, ferrous metals will have a significant addition of iron to deem it ferrous. At Morecambe Metals, we specialise in ferrous metal recycling and processing.
The scrap metal industry is an imperative component of many manufacturing, construction, and even electrical sectors. Much of the materials used within these industries are recycled from scrap metal at recycling facilities like ours at Morecambe Metals.
The effort to obtain raw materials is a struggle felt worldwide. While the demand for resources is growing, the globe is looking at alternative solutions to provide for manufacturing and construction without diminishing the world’s resources even further. It has been suggested that if the population continues to grow at its current rate, our natural materials could be exhausted within the next 20 years.
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. A catchphrase we have heard for that many years, it has now become a clique. But despite its status, it gains more importance every year. No longer is it a political movement, but an issue that has become a worldwide concern, with many leaders of the globe coming together to discuss the matter of resources diminishing and how we can combat the rise in pollution and greenhouse gases.
Scrap metal buying and selling is a fickle industry, with prices fluctuating regularly. The cost is primarily influenced by the worldwide market for supply and demand. However, the prices can also vary with the quantity and quality of the scrap metal you may be looking to sell. This blog will cover the value of the different types of scrap metal, the importance of scrap metal recycling and the impacts that make the prices fluctuate.
With over 30 years of experience in scrap metal recycling and as a large part of the local industry, we pride ourselves on our efforts to support the local economy and the environment. At Morecambe Metals, we ensure that all the scrap metal collected or delivered to our yards is disposed of correctly and in an environmentally conscious manner. This blog will explain the journey our scrap metal takes from reclaiming the metals to the melting process.
Factories, or sections of a factory, may often reach a point where their intended use is no longer valid. Therefore, they will need to be decommissioned to allow the building to be demolished, dismantled, or repurposed. It can be a highly complex procedure and means following the correct guidance and finding a business that deals with commercial metal recycling. At Morecambe Metals, we pride ourselves on our industrial dismantling and commercial metal recycling services. We can carry this out for you and your business with a safe and efficient approach. We can work with everyone from small trading estate sites to large warehouses and heavy-duty utility sites, which means no job is too big for our specialist team.
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The scrap metal industry has been our area of expertise for over 35 years. We specialise in the recycling of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, this can vary from end of life vehicles to demolition scrap. Even though we have been in the business of scrap metal for a long time, we are no stranger to a challenge and the ability to solve problems when faced with them. The world is rapidly adapting, and as a business whose values lie heavily with sustainability in mind, we have learned to evolve with it.
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