Local Scrap Yards
Local scrap yards have been in the community for many years, but the face of scrap metal is changing. Nowadays, local scrap yards are part of a global metal recycling industry, which is geared to preserving the planets dwindling natural resources.
Various local scrap yards have become international companies trading metal on a global basis. Years ago the price of scrap metal would have been determined locally, but nowadays the scrap metal values are influenced by economic forces around the world.
Demand in another country, say Russia, for example, will have an effect on the price that a local scrap yard will pay for scrap metal as the price would have been determined on the international markets.
Some local scrap yards have become multi million pound businesses and are trading with countries all over the world, either directly or indirectly.
Approved Metal Recyclers
Local scrap metal yards have the opportunity to become Approved Metal Recyclers if they fit the criteria.
The scrap metal market is changing and the back street image of the metal merchant is changing. Today your local scrap yard dealer is part of a multi-national industry that is worth billions of pounds.
As metal is unique for recycling in as much as it loses none of its vital properties, and is 100% reusable, its importance to the ecological movement is paramount.
Fighting Metal Crime
At Approved Metal Recyclers we are working with various bodies in the fight against metal crime. It is an unfortunate fact that when scrap metal prices are high criminals will look for easy pickings. The fight against metal crime starts at the local scrap yards.
None of our local scrap yard dealers want to be involved with criminal activity with regards to the theft of scrap metal. The disruption caused by police investigations takes it toll on legitimate businesses, and the public do not want to see the police in a scrap yard where they are looking to sell their scrap metal.
By working with the metal recyclers and bodies fighting metal crime we hope to stamp out this problem no matter what scrap metal prices are. Together we can reduce the theft of metal and stop some of the abhorrent crime, such as the desecration of war memorials, that have taken place.