Recycling Metal Help’s The Environment

We all know that recycling is vital to protect the environment and that we should recycle whenever possible, but how many of you know why we should recycle metal? And how is recycling good for the environment?

Here are some reasons why recycling metal helps the environment.

  • Metal recycling can help in the prevention of visual pollution.
  • Mining metal ores acquire metal, and most metal ores are found in untouched, desolate landscapes.
  • Recycling your metal can prevent mining and the destruction of landscapes, as recycling metal doesn’t involve extracting non-renewable metal ore.
  • Mining destroys a flawless landscape; it also eliminates the homes of wildlife who may never return.
  • Recycling metals also reduce chemical pollution as it cuts down on the amount of transport used.
  • If the metal is recycled, it doesn’t have to be imported from other countries via transportation, cutting emissions and fuel.
  • Metal recycling uses lower energy resources than smelting ore to create new metal items.
  • Nearly every kind of metal can be recycled repeatedly without degradation of properties. Currently, only 30 per cent of metal is recycled.

Types of metals recycled.

Metals are classified as non-ferrous or ferrous.

Non-ferrous metals include aluminium, copper, lead, tin and zinc. Precious are also non-ferrous. The most common precious metals include gold, iridium, platinum and silver.

Ferrous metals are a combination of iron with carbon. Some common ferrous metals include alloy steel, carbon steel, cast iron and wrought iron.

Some of the metals we accept:

As leading recyclers for Thanet and Kent, we know everyone needs to recycle and protect the environment. We have years of experience in the industry and can advise you on how best to manage your metal waste for ease of processing – we can also provide the required documentation you may need.

Why do we recycle metals?

Metals are materials that are recycled over and over without degrading their properties. Metal for scrap has value, which motivates people to collect it for sale to metal recycling operations.

Recycling metals also enables us to preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process than manufacturing new products using raw materials. Recycling metal emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses. Recycling also saves money and allows manufacturing businesses to reduce their production cost and creates local jobs in Kent.

Below are some additional facts:

  • Nearly 40 per cent of worldwide steel production uses recycled steel.
  • Iron and steel are the most recycled metals in the world.
  • The use of magnets helps in sorting ferrous from non-ferrous metals when separating from a mixed waste stream.
  • An estimated 400 million tons of metal are recycled worldwide every year.
  • Throwing away a single aluminium can waste energy equivalent to the same can filled with gasoline.
  • We are reducing greenhouse gasses for a brighter future.
  • Due to recycling, fewer Greenhouse gasses such as Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrous Oxide and Water Vapour are produced each year.
  • Recycling metals reduce the need for landfill sites. There are around 4,000 landfill sites in the UK alone.

Scrap metal recycling in Thanet, Kent

Metal is a valuable material, and much of it can be easily recycled and put back into use. At Reclamet, we never send waste to landfill sites. Instead, we provide scrap metal recycling at our dedicated facility in Birchington to promote a cleaner future.

Recycling helps to avoid using virgin materials, and we process your waste and sort metals for a new lease of life. Whether it’s metal from construction sites, office clearance, civic amenity sites or old cabling, Reclamet in Thanet, Kent can take and recycle unwanted cars or metal and arrange payment based on the value we can recover.

Contact our friendly expert team today to discuss your scrap metal recycling requirements or find out if we accept your metal waste.

Call Reclamet, The scrap metal specialists you can rely on:

Call: 01843 823554 / 01843 823224

Reclamet – The Recycling Centre
Woodchurch Road,
Woodchurch, Birchington,
Thanet, Kent,
England. CT7 0HL

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Reclamet reviews

Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

adrian burford
adrian burford2021-07-31

Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
Albert Snelson2021-07-31

Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani2021-07-31

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading2021-06-30

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 Gregory2021-06-30

Good price for scrap metal.

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

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg2021-05-31

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

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien2021-04-30

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

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie2021-04-30

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 Smith2021-04-30

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

chris obrien
chris obrien2021-04-30

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

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison2021-04-30

Fantastic service. Recommended.


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

luke stevens
luke stevens2021-04-30

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 Missy2021-04-30

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 W2021-04-30

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould2021-04-30

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 Burkett2021-03-18

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 Johnson2020-11-27

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 Alexander2020-11-27

Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small2020-11-20

Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger2020-11-20

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

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox2020-11-11

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 Sham2020-11-11

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 Evans2020-11-11

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green2020-10-11

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.


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

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley2020-08-11

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

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant2020-08-11

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

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly2020-03-11

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 xxx2020-02-11

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden2019-12-11

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger2019-12-11

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 Holness2018-12-11

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer2018-04-01

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