Metal Recycling: An Endless Process

A fascinating fact about metals is they can be recycled almost indefinitely; it is especially true for steel, iron and aluminium. Nearly all kinds of metal can be recycled again and again without the degradation of its properties.

So, why don’t we recycle more metal? Recycling is essential since we generate hundreds of millions of tons of waste metal in junk, trash, and consumer goods made with various metals. An important reason for the low recycling rate has to do with the design of different metal products. The increasing complexity of numerous modern products and their material mix makes recycling increasingly difficult. For example, a mobile phone can contain many different elements. So, when extracting every kind of material from a mobile phone and reusing them in new products makes it difficult.

Metal Recycling Facts:

  • Nearly 40 per cent of global steel production uses recycled steel.
  • Iron and steel are the most recycled metals in the world.
  • An estimated 400 million tons of metal are recycled worldwide each year.

A Closer Look at Metal Recycling

Metals can either be ferrous or non-ferrous metals. For recycling purposes, aluminium, although it is technically a non-ferrous metal, is practically in a class by itself.

Ferrous Metals

All ferrous metals contain iron, and a magnet will stick to has a ferrous metal in it. And steel is probably the most well-known combination of iron and carbon. The most common ferrous metals include stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, wrought iron, and cast iron.

Non-Ferrous Metals

The most common non-ferrous metals include copper, lead, zinc, and tin. And aluminium, of course. In addition, all precious metals are non-ferrous. That would consist of gold, platinum, silver, titanium, iridium, and palladium.

Nearly all Metals can be recycled infinitely without affecting their properties. Steel is the most recycled material on the planet; after steel comes aluminium, copper, silver, brass, and gold.

How Well Do You Know Your Metals?

Aluminium
Silvery and lightweight metal. They are extensively used for packaging, beverage cans, and aerospace.

Brass and Bronze
Copper alloys using either zinc or tin. They are commonly used for ornamental objects.

Copper
A reddish metal that tarnishes green and is used to make pennies, wire, and pipes.

Cast Iron
Iron combined with carbon and silicon and used for frying pans and kitchen tools.

Steel
A silver-coloured metal made primarily of carbon and iron: used in tools, appliances, and cans.

Stainless Steel
Steel alloy uses chromium that doesn’t rust like untreated steel.

Tin
A silvery metal is used to make pewter. “Tin” cans are tin-coated steel cans.

Rare Metals
Rare metals include elements such as titanium, lithium, molybdenum, and tantalum.

Environmentally-Friendly Choice for Metal Recycling

Reclamet is not one of those impersonal scrap metal merchants that use nice-sounding slogans about environmental responsibility. At Reclamet, we are wholly committed to recycling as much of the metal we pick up as possible. Reclamet’s goal is to be efficient in our operations and keep our landfills free of unnecessary items.

Call Reclamet, The scrap metal specialists you can rely on:
Call: 01843 800800 / 01843 823554
Email: enquiries@reclamet.co.uk

Scrap Bronze
Stainless Steel Scrap
Recycle Brass Pipes
Aluminium Scrap
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The Service was amazing from start to finish, the best price was given for my car, was picked up the next day and the money was in my account that day. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend

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Chris Watkins08-11-2021
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Excellent customer service. They assisted me in finding a motor and springs for my granddaughters drivers side door mirror. Would definitely use again and would recommend to anyone else that needs help. Thank you guys!

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Excellent customer service!

Odette Askew
Odette Askew01-11-2021
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The Team at Reclamet are exceptional and I am so happy with their work. I had a vehicle recycled as it was involved in an accident. Still shaken- the team were care and compassionate. The collection was completely stress free and the staff looked after me all the way. Thanks to all of you ! Brilliant customer service from start to finish!

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Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
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Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

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Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani31-07-2021
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A good experience, we needed two part warm tyres for the wife, we turned up, the tyres fitted and we drove away 30 minutes late job done. 🙂

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John Gregory30-06-2021
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Really helpful

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eddie fisher30-06-2021
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Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

Excellent customer service and communication. Prompt pick up of old car and all personnel were friendly and professional.

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg31-05-2021
Google

Good price for scrap metal.

Was unsure where to begin with locating a certain part, was recommended to Reclamet and now wouldn't go anywhere else, easy and quick process to buy what I was looking for.

Leon W
Leon W30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic business to trade with. Stuart and the team are all extremely helpful, would highly recommend

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service from start to finish. A special mention to Sacha and Gus for their professional and helpful approach.

luke stevens
luke stevens30-04-2021
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Fantastic service. Recommended.

skweeble
skweeble30-04-2021
Google

Fabulous service and very straight forward. I found Stuart to be immensely helpful and knowledgeable.

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison30-04-2021
Google

Booked in for my car to be collected. very efficient, well organized with no issues, money paid straight into my account the same day. The driver was very helpful and polite. Would happily use this company again.

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Top service

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alex milham30-04-2021
Google

Found the experience very easy and all staff i dealt with were very helpfull

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie30-04-2021
Google

Brought my car in to be scrapped and was offered a fair price, much more than i expected to get for my mini. The owner of the business - Stuart was very helpful along with the girls in the office and the weighbridge. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

Verity Smith
Verity Smith30-04-2021
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Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
Google

Great place found the staff very helpful and pleasant would definitely recommend them

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chris obrien30-04-2021
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Needed a few parts for my van a week ago kieran was very helpful and knowledgeable part fits and works thanks for the help highly recommended extremely professional and outstanding customer service

Adam Burkett
Adam Burkett18-03-2021
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Very happy with the service I received. Helpful and friendly, even changed the battery for me. Would try them for parts fist before anywhere else.

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander27-11-2020
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Honest, great communication, great prices. Friendly. I had a damaged catalytic converter from an attempted theft and Reclamet was the only company that had adequate communication and was not dodgy as most of the other scrap metal dealers seemed. So it was well-worth my drive from central London to Kent to get the £784 they paid me for the catalytic converter. Impressive :-)

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson27-11-2020
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Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small20-11-2020
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Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger20-11-2020
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Needed my car scrapped and used Scrap My Car, great service and fast turn around and got a good price too.

Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser15-11-2020
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Absolutely brilliant, needed some steel re-bar for a project, super friendly staff, let me pick out what I needed. Excellent, highly recommended. Will come back!

Bambi Sham
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Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox11-11-2020
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I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

Justin Evans
Justin Evans11-11-2020
Google

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green11-10-2020
Google

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.

Connor
Connor11-09-2020
Google

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley11-08-2020
Google

Got new wheel for my fiat 500 less than third of price as another dealer, highly recommend

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant11-08-2020
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Bought a car from them no problems at all highly recommend to all.

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly11-03-2020
Google

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

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Vicky xxx11-02-2020
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Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger11-12-2019
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Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden11-12-2019
Google

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

Davina Holness
Davina Holness11-12-2018
Google

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer01-04-2018
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Google Reviews

The Service was amazing from start to finish, the best price was given for my car, was picked up the next day and the money was in my account that day. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend

Chris Watkins
Chris Watkins08-11-2021
Google

Excellent customer service. They assisted me in finding a motor and springs for my granddaughters drivers side door mirror. Would definitely use again and would recommend to anyone else that needs help. Thank you guys!

john dinnage
john dinnage08-11-2021
Google

Excellent customer service!

Odette Askew
Odette Askew01-11-2021
Google

The Team at Reclamet are exceptional and I am so happy with their work. I had a vehicle recycled as it was involved in an accident. Still shaken- the team were care and compassionate. The collection was completely stress free and the staff looked after me all the way. Thanks to all of you ! Brilliant customer service from start to finish!

C Roch
C Roch25-10-2021
Google

Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
Albert Snelson31-07-2021
Google

Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

adrian burford
adrian burford31-07-2021
Google

Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani31-07-2021
Google

A good experience, we needed two part warm tyres for the wife, we turned up, the tyres fitted and we drove away 30 minutes late job done. 🙂

John Gregory
John Gregory30-06-2021
Google

Really helpful

eddie fisher
eddie fisher30-06-2021
Google

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

Excellent customer service and communication. Prompt pick up of old car and all personnel were friendly and professional.

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg31-05-2021
Google

Good price for scrap metal.

Was unsure where to begin with locating a certain part, was recommended to Reclamet and now wouldn't go anywhere else, easy and quick process to buy what I was looking for.

Leon W
Leon W30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic business to trade with. Stuart and the team are all extremely helpful, would highly recommend

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service from start to finish. A special mention to Sacha and Gus for their professional and helpful approach.

luke stevens
luke stevens30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic service. Recommended.

skweeble
skweeble30-04-2021
Google

Fabulous service and very straight forward. I found Stuart to be immensely helpful and knowledgeable.

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison30-04-2021
Google

Booked in for my car to be collected. very efficient, well organized with no issues, money paid straight into my account the same day. The driver was very helpful and polite. Would happily use this company again.

Margate Missy
Margate Missy30-04-2021
Google

Top service

alex milham
alex milham30-04-2021
Google

Found the experience very easy and all staff i dealt with were very helpfull

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie30-04-2021
Google

Brought my car in to be scrapped and was offered a fair price, much more than i expected to get for my mini. The owner of the business - Stuart was very helpful along with the girls in the office and the weighbridge. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

Verity Smith
Verity Smith30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
Google

Great place found the staff very helpful and pleasant would definitely recommend them

chris obrien
chris obrien30-04-2021
Google

Needed a few parts for my van a week ago kieran was very helpful and knowledgeable part fits and works thanks for the help highly recommended extremely professional and outstanding customer service

Adam Burkett
Adam Burkett18-03-2021
Google

Very happy with the service I received. Helpful and friendly, even changed the battery for me. Would try them for parts fist before anywhere else.

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander27-11-2020
Google

Honest, great communication, great prices. Friendly. I had a damaged catalytic converter from an attempted theft and Reclamet was the only company that had adequate communication and was not dodgy as most of the other scrap metal dealers seemed. So it was well-worth my drive from central London to Kent to get the £784 they paid me for the catalytic converter. Impressive :-)

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson27-11-2020
Google

Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small20-11-2020
Google

Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger20-11-2020
Google

Needed my car scrapped and used Scrap My Car, great service and fast turn around and got a good price too.

Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser15-11-2020
Google

Absolutely brilliant, needed some steel re-bar for a project, super friendly staff, let me pick out what I needed. Excellent, highly recommended. Will come back!

Bambi Sham
Bambi Sham11-11-2020
Google

Always go for puncture repairs, £10. Also do new and part worn tyres

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox11-11-2020
Google

I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

Justin Evans
Justin Evans11-11-2020
Google

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green11-10-2020
Google

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.

Connor
Connor11-09-2020
Google

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley11-08-2020
Google

Got new wheel for my fiat 500 less than third of price as another dealer, highly recommend

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant11-08-2020
Google

Bought a car from them no problems at all highly recommend to all.

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly11-03-2020
Google

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

Vicky xxx
Vicky xxx11-02-2020
Google

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger11-12-2019
Google

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden11-12-2019
Google

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

Davina Holness
Davina Holness11-12-2018
Google

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer01-04-2018
Google

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