Leading Kent metal recycler Reclamet Limited is meeting the increased demand for metal recycling head-on!
They create more space, invest in more efficient material handling and machinery, and recruit specific operational expertise.
The global focus on protecting the environment and being ‘green’ means recycling centres are in greater demand. They need to be visible, accessible, and capable.
Reclamet has been upgrading its metal recycling facility for the last three years and moving large parts of its auto-part recycling and body shop to a new 35,000-square-foot warehouse.
Long established as a licensed waste carrier and waste management company, Reclamet is an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) licenced and regulated by the Environment Agency and a member of the Vehicle Recycling Association. Embracing a circular economy in the reuse of high-quality graded car parts, Reclamet works for major insurers collecting, processing, and auctioning off salvage vehicles. They currently run two salvage car auctions every week.
Reclamet also buys unwanted vehicles, including MOT failures and end-of-life vehicles – repairing as much as possible to sell quality car parts back to end users and authorised repair shops.
The new warehouse is well on the way to housing 100,000 ‘green’ recycled parts and a state-of-the-art dismantling facility, enabling them to massively increase their auto recycling capacity and creating over 20 new jobs for the area.
Fitted out with industry-leading racking systems, the facility will also comprise four dismantling rigs, imaging bays, panel storage and more suitable premises for the newly established Repair and Refinish accident repair body shop. When complete, it will provide a highly accessible, multi-use and well-stocked auto centre.
Back at the ‘Yard’, Reclamet have experienced increased scrap metal recycling domestically and through industrial business waste contacts. With more metal being handled and processed and limited space to store, there’s a need to find new end-user markets and be capable of effective fulfilment.
The recent acquisition of a container inverter gives Reclamet access to domestic and foreign markets to export materials worldwide directly to the end-user.
The container inverter can lift containers to an inclination of 90°, which enables the materials to be evenly distributed throughout the container by the force of gravity. This process ensures that even small spaces fill naturally, allowing the container to achieve maximum capacity. As a result, heavier weights and more materials are processed, and adding material with a slowly increasing angle avoids piercing the container. A restraining container cradle is also on hand to restrict overloading and swelling. The potential piercing and container swelling are causes for cargo shipping to reject them.
Most traffic through the busy yard is skips, roll-on, roll-off bins and articulated bulkers. Reclamet has built a strong reputation locally because of its guaranteed prices, excellent customer service and drive to be the best in the market.
This has created opportunities throughout Kent and further afield, and they have adapted accordingly, widening their catchment for vehicle collection, fine-tuning the logistics of the increased coverage, and investing in their car carrier fleet – ordering new Euro 6 lorries to improve their green footprint.
Many salvaged and privately bought scrap vehicles require storing and holding for periods of time to extract the best recycling value from them. Some of these vehicles will be scrapped with a certificate of destruction (COD) via Reclamet’s links to the DVLA database, some vehicles will have their original manufacturer parts removed, and others will be suitable for resell or auction. New 4-high vehicle racking is replacing the 2-high to increase capacity within the limited space, and a newly acquired Multi Directional Forklift makes it easier to access selected vehicles when needed.
The aim is to speed up the auto-recycling and processing of end-of-life vehicles.
Managing Director of Reclamet Stuart Mann explains: “Long established in metal recycling, we have repositioned to provide a more effective ‘green’ auto part recycling centre, ensuring that any reusable and undamaged original manufacturer parts are salvaged through the vehicle recycling processes.
“For traditional industrial and domestic metal recycling at the yard, we have invested in new machinery to expedite scrap metal turnaround, increasing our green activities and lowering our carbon footprint”.
“With all our recycling, from vehicle-related to metal disposal, our focus is on the speed and professionalism of buying in, processing, and selling on. We take great pride in how we do this.”
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