Metal Balers – What Are They and How Do They Work?

Here at Morecambe Metals, we use a variety of industrial machinery to process scrap metal in preparation for recycling. We have designed our processes to be as efficient as possible, and metals balers help us achieve this. As part of our ongoing series exploring the machinery and tools that keep Morecambe Metals running, today we’re going to talk about metal balers, what they are, how they work and why they’re crucial to scrap metal recycling processes.
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Defining Home and Prompt Scrap, Industrial Scrap and Obsolete Scrap

The scrap metal recycling industry relies on incoming scrap metal to process and turn into new metal. Scrap comes from several different streams; the average consumer may not even realise how many recourses are utilised to reclaim metal. When some people think of scrap metal, they picture the crushed aluminium drinks cans in their domestic recycling boxes. Others might think of old cars stacked on top of one another in a scrapyard. The truth is, scrap metal is everywhere, but not all scrap is created equal. Today, we will explore the different types of scrap metal, where they typically come from, and how they’re processed.
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The History of Scrap Metal Recycling

Morecambe Metals has been recycling scrap metal for almost 40 years, but the history of scrap metal spans back for centuries. Most people consider recycling to be a modern practice born from concerns surrounding the environment and humanity’s rapid consumption of depleting raw material supplies. However,  metal recycling is an ancient practice that manufacturers have been utilising as far back as 700 BC. So today, we will explore scrap metal recycling through the ages and figure out how we got where we are today.
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Metal Shredders – What Are They and How Do They Work?

For scrap metal to be efficiently recycled and prepared for reuse, it had to be processed first. Here at Morecambe Metals, we use a range of industrial metal processing equipment to do this, including metal shredders. Our ability to shred metal on-site allows us to process a multitude of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in preparation for exportation to steel mills to be recycled into new metal. It also gives us the capability to destroy material beyond recognisability for industries where this is a requirement. Our metal shredders are integral to our operations, but what are they, and how do they work?
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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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