Here are some photos of the types of copper we buy and sell Dry Bright Wire
This type of copper be found inside insulated cable, It is well worth removing this copper from large armoured cables as the Dry Bright Wire is of high value and can be sold at a better rate that copper pipes.
Clean Copper Tubes
Clean copper tubes is basically Clean Copper Pipes that have no paint solder of plastic attachments it is the second most valuable common type of copper, other clean types of copper can be sold along side clean tubes.
Heavy Copper also know as Copper 98%
As you can see in the picture below Heavy Copper has paint and solder attachments and is not as good as clean copper so the price is usually slightly less.
Copper Braziery is basically copper pipes with some attachments as brass has a lesser value than Copper Braziery prices are usually 50p - £1 less than copper 98%
Copper Cylinders are usually priced at the same price as braziery although weight can be taken off for insulation and limescale, clean tanks with brass elements and insulation removed can be sold as copper 98%.
We are offering our Scrap Metal Collection Service from all the listed areas.
London, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Our Mobile Scrap Metal Weigh and Pay Mobile Service is available in all these areas.
We are buying Lead, Copper, Brass and all types of cable. Please call us on 07802780631 if you would like a collection, if we have not mentioned your area don't worry if it is not too far away from the areas mentioned it should still be ok.
The future of the Port Talbot steelworks in South Wales is thrown into question again as Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp part ways.
The Indian company and Germany's Thyssenkrupp had wanted to create the second-largest steelmaker in Europe through a 50-50 partnership - a deal that unions said would safeguard investment and the 4,000 jobs in South Wales.
But the firms announced on Friday they had decided to part ways because remedies demanded by the EU competition regulator went beyond the "logic" of the deal - agreed last June following two years of talks.
Tata made it clear that it planned to operate its European operations as normal, for now at least, saying Port Talbot was cash positive and it would look for strategic opportunities.
Its statement said: "While the proposed joint venture was an important strategic initiative for Tata Steel to create a sustainable portfolio in Europe that would have also helped to de-consolidate the European business and de-leverage its balance sheet, Tata Steel remains committed to the above strategy and would explore all options to achieve similar outcomes in the future."
Port Talbot became a symbol of the struggles facing UK steel ahead of the tie-up talks in 2016 as the sector battled to restore its competitiveness in the face of high energy costs and the threat posed by cheap Chinese imports.
Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of the steelworkers' trade union Community, said of the failed merger: "This is obviously a major development that raises as many questions as answers.
Nearly £6 million in funding was secured for a fridge recycling plant in Gateshead,
Gap Waste Management, which is part of the family firm, the Gap Group, has said it secured £5.7 million in funding from private equity firms SQN Capital Management UK, Bridge and York Capital Partners, as well as through a mixture of other loans.
The plant can process up to 100 fridges per hour
The Gap Group, based in Gateshead, said the plant will be capable of processing up to 100 fridges per hour, and is “strategically located”.
Managing director of the Gap Group, Peter Moody, explained he is pleased to be moving forward with the plans after a long planning process.
He said: “After spending what has felt like a long time putting the necessary plans together, we are thrilled to see the funding come through to facilitate what will be a fantastic project and beneficial to so many. This will allow local waste to be treated by local people which is not only fantastic in terms of generating employment opportunities but also great from an environmental perspective”.
Gap Waste noted that it collects more than 100,000 fridges every year, collecting bulk shipments from across the UK and transporting them to the North East. Each collection weighs on average between five and six tonnes. Its largest source of waste arrives from CA sites.
The plant will follow on from a fully automated WEEE plant which the Gap Group built in 2016, as well as expanding an in house CRT recycling facility and reuse plant.
The video below shows GAP Waste collecting large domestic appliances and providing a “complete recycling service” with the recyclate being sold within the material recovery chain.
GAP Waste collects over 100,000 waste fridges per annum and collects bulk shipments and transport across the UK in its fleet, which average around five or six tonnes per load.
LONDON (Reuters) - Industrial metal markets are taking a breather as they await tangible evidence that China’s latest stimulus package is feeding through to a flagging manufacturing sector.
April’s purchasing managers indices, weaker than expected but still just in expansion territory, mean the collective guessing game continues.
More certain is the strength of the country’s imports in the first quarter of this year.
Copper imports almost matched last year’s record pace, while China continues to soak up refined zinc and lead to fill domestic market shortfalls.
Refined nickel imports have been slower than last year but inbound shipments of nickel raw materials continue to boom.
China’s exports of aluminium semi-manufactured products tend to grab the headlines but equally significant are shifts in the country’s trade in bauxite and alumina.
The tin trade picture is different, with China consolidating its position as a consistent net exporter even though imports of raw materials are falling.
COPPER - MIND THE SCRAP GAP
Refined copper imports slowed over February and March but the first-quarter total of 839,000 tonnes was down by only a marginal 1.6 percent on 2018, when imports hit a record 3.8 million tonnes.
Robust imports may in part just be the normal restocking as the country gears up after winter and the Lunar New Year holidays. Shanghai exchange stocks are mirroring this seasonal pattern, falling by 41,733 tonnes over the last month.
An extra element to the mix this year, however, might be the continuing disruption to scrap flows as Beijing steadily tightens the purity threshold for imports.
Scrap imports slumped by 32 percent last year and they fell another 38 percent to 343,000 tonnes in the first quarter of 2019.
The gross tonnage declines overstate the copper content impact as the quality of scrap shipments steadily rises but the continuing turmoil in this segment of the market is generating increased demand for both refined metal and mine concentrates.
Domestic Fridge and Freezer disposal has become a bit of a problem since new environmental laws put a ban on fridge and freezers going into scrap yards as standard frag feed, The reason behind the ban was breaking up fridges and freezers causes harmful gasses to be released into the atmosphere.
We often get calls from people who are not aware of the change in the law and still think scrap collectors collect old fridges but this is no longer the case.
Since the ban there has been a spike in fridges and freezers being flytipped, This has also lead to an increase in the same problem the new law was trying to prevent, Fridges that are dumped in the street usually have their compressors cut and removed by unlicensed illegal scrap collectors, cutting the compressors from fridges and freezers leads to harmful gasses being released so we end up back to the same problem.
If you are a householder you would be able to take your fridge or freezers to your local Council Tip and dispose it free of charge, this might not be case for all councils but most of them.
You could also arrange a fridge collection by the council however this might not be free with all councils each borough has a different charging system, today I was informed that someone in Milton Keynes was quoted £60 for a fridge collection by their local council, that is the highest charge I've seen so far.
We can offer fridge freezer disposal at a fair price, let us know what you have been quoted by your council and we will see if it's possible to offer a better deal.
My personal view on solving the problem of flytipped fridges is for government and councils to work together on creating state owned fridge treatment plants which can safely de-gas and remove the metals from the fridges and freezers at a profit, If people were offered even a small credit token of even £2 for each fridge they took along to a treatment site, I believe these fridges would no longer be flytipped and I'm sure people would be willing to collect them off the street and run them in if the incentive was there.