Friday, 31 January 2020

Coronavirus has effected metal markets especially the price of Copper

Coronavirus has effected the price of Copper, As well as other metal markets, here's a chart showing a substantial drop just in the last few days.

scrap copper price chart

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Most scrap companies don't want discarded skips

Had a strange call today from a land owner offering me some free metal and quite a lot of it, Ok sounds good what's the catch.

Well it was a skip that had not been paid for by the builder, so by the sounds of it skip company were refusing to collect it until they were paid, the land owner rather than take on the liabilty as this is his land and pay for the skip thought it would be wise to contact Scrap Metal companies and offer this skip (which was full of waste by the way) for free, obviously no scrap companies would take the skip as it would be classed as stolen goods and even if the skip company said "ok you can have the skip", the price to get rid of the waste inside the skip would cost triple if not 4 times more than the metal is actually worth.

The mind boggles at what lengths people will go to save parting with their money.    

Unfortunately this is not the first time we had a call like this, We also get a lot of calls from people living in some of the most exclusive postcodes in London asking for washing machines and white goods to be collected from their properties for free, When we have explained this is not viable and we need to charge as the price of iron is too low, These same people will try to turn the call into an argument and act like it's their given right to have it collected for free and also act as though the small charge of £30-£40 is like their parting with £1000's of pounds, We are very grateful to iphone which allows us to block these people and never hear from them again.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Burning Cable for Copper content is unsafe and illegal

Burning copper wire is not a safe way to extract the copper inside it. Burning copper wire releases carcinogens and toxins into the air and into the ground around the burn site, including “dioxins, furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, particulate matter, heavy metals (such as lead, arsenic, selenium and cadmium) and other pollutants.” plus doing this may lead to a large fine from the environment agency.

You might wonder how burning copper wire yourself is different from the industrial process used to reclaim copper from insulated wire. It’s true that heat is also used to strip copper wire in a commercial setting. There is a big difference between holding copper wire over a flame, as an amateur might do, and a factory that uses the intense heat of an industrial incinerator and appropriate venting procedures. Burning insulated copper wire yourself releases toxins that can damage your nervous system, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system, not to mention increasing your risk of cancer, It is much better to just to buy a cheap cable stripping machine than take all these heath risks. 

Although it is not illegal to sell burnt copper we strongly recommend not to burn it. 

Monday, 20 January 2020

Scrap Cars and Vans


Image result for scrap car

But we can recommend 2 good Scrap Yards that buy Scrap Cars & Scrap Vans.

If you are in London try London Auto Parts 0208 998 8045

Alperton Ln, Wembley HA01DX


If you are in a 20 mile radius of Milton Keynes try F W Cox Metals Ltd 01908 670669

Chesney Wold Bleak Hall Bletchley MK61LS

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Scrap Yard will be open again for Business from 3/1/2020

Scrap Yard will be open again for Business from 3/1/2020

You can now book a Scrap Metal Collection of your Lead, Copper, Brass and Cables.  

Or bring your Non-Ferrous Scrap Metals to

Wembley Recycling Ltd
560 Market Way Middlesex HA0 2BT