Why Should You Recycle Your Scrap Metal?

At Morecambe Metals, we have been recycling, processing, and distributing scrap metal for over 35 years. Today, we recycle up to 2000 tonnes of ferrous scrap metal in a week, so can you imagine how much scrap metal we have recycled and processed over the years?

It is an incredibly important process, and we have decided to take you on a journey as to why you should recycle your scrap metal, instead of throwing it in the general waste.

It Preserves Natural Resources

Whether it be ferrous or non-ferrous metals, it all comes from ores; some examples include magnetite for iron, malachite for copper, and bauxite for aluminium.

By recycling scrap metal, you can always ensure that the metal will be processed into a brand new form of the metal. For example, aluminium cans can be processed into aluminium sheets.

scrap metal in a truck

It Reduces Carbon Emissions

Processing metallic ores to extract the actual material is a painstaking job, and it requires a lot of energy to do. With this, the extraction of metals from ores release a lot of carbon emissions, which affects the environment with global warming.

By preserving natural resources, it means that fewer ores will be processed, resulting in reduced carbon emissions.

It Can Save You Money in the Long Run

Recycling and processing scrap metals take a lot of time and effort; therefore, it costs a lot of money to extract metals from their initial ores.

If everyone recycled their scrap metal, the cost of producing metal items will actually be reduced, since you will be preserving natural resources, meaning that it could also the cost of purchasing metal goods that we use in everyday life.


Scrap metal recycling can be as small as putting your aluminium cans into the recycling, or you could be a tradesman that is replacing piping in a client’s home, but it impacts the world that we live in drastically.

At Morecambe Metals, we specialise in recycling and processing ferrous and non-ferrous metals, whether it is from a factory clearance or a vehicle depollution. If you want to know more about the services we can provide, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Simply give us a call today on 01524 69191 and we will be more than happy to help.