Local Scrap Yards in Milton Keynes

Local scrap yards in Milton Keynes have been part of 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, and not just a part of the Milton Keynes economy.

Various local scrap yards in places like Milton Keynes have become international companies trading metal on a global basis. Years ago the price of scrap metal would have been determined in the Milton Keynes locality, 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 in areas such as Milton Keynes have become multi million pound businesses and are trading with countries all over the world, either directly or indirectly.

Approved Metal Recyclers in Milton Keynes

Local scrap metal yards in Milton Keynes 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.

Local Scrap Yard in Milton Keynes

Fighting Metal Crime in Milton Keynes

At Approved Metal Recyclers we are working with various bodies in the fight against metal crime in Milton Keynes, as elsewhere. 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, such as those in Milton Keynes.

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 Milton Keynes 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.

Milton Keynes sometimes abbreviated MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, about 45 miles (72 km) south-east of Leicester and 49 miles (79 km) north-west of London. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Milton Keynes. It was formally designated as a new town on 23 January 1967, with the design brief to become a 'city' in scale. At designation, its 89 km2 (34 sq mi) area incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between. It took its name from the existing village of Milton Keynes, a few miles east of the planned centre. At the 2001 census the population of the Milton Keynes urban area, including the adjacent Newport Pagnell, was 184,506, and that of the wider borough, which has been a unitary authority independent of Buckinghamshire County Council since 1997, was 207,063 (compared with a population of around 53,000 for the same area in 1961). The Borough’s population in 2009 is estimated to be nearly 241,000, with almost all the increase arising in the urban area.