Local Scrap Yards in Telford

Local scrap yards in Telford 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 Telford economy.

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

Approved Metal Recyclers in Telford

Local scrap metal yards in Telford 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 Telford

Fighting Metal Crime in Telford

At Approved Metal Recyclers we are working with various bodies in the fight against metal crime in Sutton Coldfield, 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 Telford.

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 Telford 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.

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 miles (21 km) east of Shrewsbury, and 30 miles (48 km) west of Birmingham. With an estimated population of 162,300 in 2009, Telford is by far the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest growing towns in the United Kingdom. It is named after Thomas Telford, the famous civil engineer. The town was built in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town on previously industrial and agricultural land. Like other planned towns of the era, Telford was created from the merger of other, smaller settlements, most notably the towns of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley. Telford Shopping Centre, a modern shopping mall, was constructed at the new town's geographical centre, along with an extensive Town Park. The M54 motorway was completed in 1983, connecting the town with the West Midlands conurbation. Telford now includes Ironbridge Gorge, a scenic tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town advertises itself as "The Birthplace of Industry", due to its proximity to Coalbrookdale and other places in the Ironbridge Gorge area, which are internationally recognised as being important to the Industrial Revolution, and being to a large extent constructed on the Shropshire Coalfield. The River Severn flows along its southernmost boundary.