What are the benefits of recycling Lead?

Not only is lead a recyclable metal, but it also possesses some of the highest recycling rates of all materials commonly used today.  More lead is produced through recycling than mining. With natural properties such as malleability and softness, lead is valuable and usable in a wide range of applications. Recycled lead has no difference from newly-sourced metal in terms of quality and can often be reused without limits.  Additionally, lead-based products can be easily identified, allowing for a relatively simple collection and recycling process. As a result, the rising demand for second-hand lead has supported the growth of the healthy recycling industry in the U.K..

Can lead batteries be recycled?

An estimated 85% of the lead used today is in batteries (mainly lead-acid batteries). All lead found in batteries can be recycled and recovered for the production of new products. The disposal of batteries is a highly regulated area, with tight controls stipulating their separation from the household waste stream and landfill sites.  When batteries are burned or left to decay with other waste, harmful chemicals (such as mercury, cadmium, and lead) can leak into the environment.

Why recycle batteries?

Recycling batteries reduces pollution, which can harm people, animals, and the wider environment; there are numerous commercial benefits to recycling batteries. Lead is a limited resource, a naturally occurring material that can only be mined at substantial cost – financially and environmentally.  Burying or burning such valuable resources is highly uneconomical.

An estimated 74% of all lead used in the U.S. and Europe is produced through recycling processes.

U.K. legislation also requires distributors, manufacturers and distributors to ensure batteries are reused, recycled and collected. Failure to comply with the law can result in a financial penalty.

Where can I sell and recycle my scrap lead?

Scrap lead metal and batteries should be taken to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) or Approved Battery Treatment Operator (ABTO).  Only these businesses are licensed to treat, recover and recycle waste electronics.

U.K. law also states that cash payments for scrap metal are illegal – any money transfer of scrap metal should be paid off through cheque or electronic bank transfer only.

As a fully licensed AATF, Reclamet specialises in the collection and recycling of lead and is fully licensed to recycle lead and batteries.

Scrap lead prices

The price of scrap lead can fluctuate day by day, depending on a range of factors.  These can include local demand and locality from manufacturers, as well as worldwide trade.  Scrap lead prices you will receive will also depend on the metal’s quality being traded.  In most cases, scrap metal is typically priced per kilogram or ton/tonne.

At Reclamet, we ensure our customers get a great deal for their scrap metal by using the latest prices and up-to-date weighing technologies to ensure accuracy and fairness when trading.

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

Call: 01843 823554 / 01843 823224
Email: enquiries@reclamet.co.uk

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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