The Many Uses For Recycled Scrap Metal

Here at Morecambe Metals, we specialise in scrap metal recycling, processing and collection. 

We’re a forward-thinking scrap metal dealer and so we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our recycling process.

A large amount of energy is used to extract metals, so we believe in using recycling methods to use and re-use what we already have.

In this blog, we’ll focus on metal as a resource and discuss the various ways in which you can re-use recycled parts.

Strengthening Metal Properties 

There are many uses for recycled metal, from non-ferrous metals such as brass, copper, stainless steel, aluminium and lead, as well as ferrous metals like carbon steel, mild steel, wrought iron and cast iron.

By using specialised equipment such as an Electric Arc Furnace, we can strengthen and increase the durability of scrap metal for use in products such as structural beams.

Car Recycling

If vehicles are left to rust, rot or leak they can become an environmental health hazard. Just like electrical goods in your home, cars are machines that are filled with oil, coolants, battery acids and refrigerants, so it’s vital to scrap your car safely and sustainably.

When we depollute a car, we remove the battery, windshield glass, tyres, airbags, seatbelts, mats and catalytic converter. Once we have safely removed these components, the car can be crushed, and the metals, plastics and other materials can be sorted and recycled.

Car parts are widely recycled across the UK and each component can be used to create new products, including car frames, metal trolleys, metal cans and new tires. Even liquids from your vehicle such as gas and oil can be filtered and reused.

Reuse in the Transport Industry

Recycled metals are used widely throughout the transport industry, including building roads and train tracks. Train tracks are made from reused steel, which is particularly useful due to its strength and heat resistance.

According to Recycle-More, 75% of the aluminium ever made is still in productive use today. Tin cans made from aluminium make up a huge percentage of recycled metals and some of this material is used for aeroplanes which need to be lightweight.

Making one aluminium drink can from raw materials uses approximately the same amount of energy that it takes to recycle 20, which highlights the importance of recycling and sustainable living.

Home Furnishings 

Nowadays, many metal furnishings in your home are made from recycled metals. Various types of metal can be melted, moulded and reused as if they were new. A great benefit of metal is that the strong and durable properties make it suitable to be used almost indefinitely.  

Furniture and decor made of scrap metal are becoming increasingly popular, and can definitely make for eye-catching and memorable pieces.

Large clock face table tops, chairs made from car bonnets, and reformed aeroplane door chests are among some of the most interesting examples of recycled metal furniture. 

Artwork Scrap Metal 

Scrap metal isn’t always used for manufacturing or industrial purposes, many people love to get arty with scrap metal, creating ornaments, garden furniture and even lifesize metal sculptures. 

Metal is a very versatile material to work with and so artists or hobby crafters will often use recycled metal to create valuable items to sell or use as decoration. 

If you’re looking to sell scrap metal, please get in touch with us today on 01524 69191 or send us a message at We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about scrap metal recycling or our other services.

You can also visit our FAQ page to learn more about Morecambe Metals and our scrap metal solutions.