Why is it better to recycle copper?

For nearly 5,000 years, we believed copper was the only available metal on planet Earth, copper was first used by humans over 10,000 years ago, its estimated that global resources are around 5.8 trillion pounds. Almost all copper is still in circulation today, a big factor of this is copper’s recycling rate is higher than many other metals used for engineering. The demand for copper is huge and comes with many benefits by recycling, including financial and environmental, recycled copper is almost the same amount as all new copper mined yearly.

We do not need to use landfill sites

With waste from commercial and residential increasing every year, there is an increased demand for landfill sites in the UK. Landfill sites are quickly filling up and the cost of maintaining and filling a landfill is rising. We believe in recycling copper rather than adding to the problem, your recycled copper can be re-used without any loss of quality in another new product

Recycling copper uses less energy than refining new

Recycled copper uses only 10-15% of energy needed to extract and mine new copper from its raw source. An estimated 12-13% of copper has so far been mined, but it is common sense to conserve the resources that remain for future generations to come.

Conserving copper ore

Conservation of copper core is very important, although we have copper reserves we can mine, it is a finite resource meaning when it’s gone, it’s gone. With high demand in copper we need to recycle as much as we can so we have enough copper in circulation to meet current needs.

Recycling is cheaper than extracting and mining new copper

Even though mining copper costs are getting cheaper, it is far more economical to recycle copper than it is to extract and mine new copper ore. Recycled copper value is worth up to 90% of the cost of raw copper.

Great for local economies

The recycling of scrap copper is also incredibly important to local economies across the country; it creates local jobs throughout the entire recycling chain – from collecting, recycling and processing copper scrap to manufacturing into a new reusable product. At Reclamet, our experienced, fully accredited local team are employed to use only the latest processing technology for recycling both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Minimise toxins released into the wider environment

Copper refining of new copper is toxic because of polluntants into the atmosphere which are harmful to the environment, in contrast copper recycling is a relatively safe process being a more environmentally friendly choice by minimising harmful gases and toxins. Copper is certainly one of the scrap metals that we recycle regularly at Reclamet.

Give us a call today on 01843 823554 / 01843 823224, we’ll be happy to help.

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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

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

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading2021-06-30

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

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg2021-05-31

Good price for scrap metal.

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant2020-08-11

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

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley2020-08-11

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

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger2019-12-11

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden2019-12-11

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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