Scrap Metal

Hello and welcome to Blackpool Skip Hire Scrap metal blog post, we receive scrap metal from commercial companies as well as household scrap via our weighbridge here on site. Blackpool Scrap Metal Ltd is an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) affiliated and fully licensed by the Environment Agency, Wyre Borough Council and the DVLA.

We recycle a broad assortment of metals. The more frequently recycled metals are scrap steel, iron (ISS), lead, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and brass. There are lots of sorts of scrap metal, so when you’re thinking about selling your very own, you might find yourself wondering exactly what metal you’re dealing with. Here at Blackpool Skip Hire we promise a fast and professional service to help you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

The metals that we recycle are as follows: Ferrous, dry bright wire, heavy copper/greasy bright, braziery/lead rads/tanks, cats, pyro, greasy bright wire, No2 copper wire, alloy copper rads, mixed brass, brass and copper rads, household cable, low grade cable, rolled aluminium, irony aluminium, alloy wheels, lead, batteries, stainless steel, computers/ laptops, motors & No2 motors. 

Taking apart and separating metals is important to making more money on scrap, for tips like using a magnet to determine ferrous and non-ferrous materials, that can help recyclers make more money on their metal recycling. When a magnet sticks to the metal, it will be a ferrous material, like steel or iron. This is usually a less expensive item that is recycled but usually is recycled in larger quantities of thousands of pounds.

Ferrous Metals mostly contain Iron. They have small amounts of other metals or elements added, to give the required properties. Ferrous Metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion. Some examples of the ferrous metals we deal with:

Metals for recycling

Vehicle scrap metal
Demolition Site scrap metal
Metal from manufacturing industries

Non-ferrous metals like copper, aluminum, and brass do not stick to a magnet. Some cheaper grades of stainless steel are magnetic, other grades are not. These items are higher priced commodities for metal recycling and are important to separate when recycling them. The prices of non-ferrous metals also tend to fluctuate more than ferrous metals so it is important for recyclers to pay attention to these sources and the overall markets.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Scrap metal blog. If you are unsure of the metal you would like to recycle here at Blackpool Skip Hire, our friendly team are always on hand for help and advise. Please call 01253 892020.

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