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  1. The Many Uses of Copper

    Whether we’re aware of it or not, copper plays a huge role in the day to day lives of most people. From everyday household objects to the very structure of our homes and workplaces, copper has a huge presence in our lives. In this article, Hill Metal Recycling will detail some of the many ways […]

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  2. Why Recycle Electric Motors?

    The electric motor has been around in various forms for almost 200 years; in 1825, British scientist William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet, and in 1833 he created the first ‘commutated rotating electric machine’. Today, electric motors are ubiquitous, used for everything from cars to garage doors, playing invaluable roles in our daily lives. However, they […]

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  3. How to Store Scrap Metal Safely

    Whether it’s some old sheeting or there’s some discarded treasure in your scrap metal collection, it’s important that it’s stored properly. In this article, Hill Metal Recycling is here to talk you through the best ways to safely store your scrap metal. Things to Avoid There are a few risks associated with scrap metal, and […]

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  4. 8 Interesting Facts about Aluminium Recycling

    Aluminium is truly extraordinary. Remaining undiscovered for much of human civilisation, it forms around 8% of the Earth’s crust and is used in numerous industries across the world – thanks to its lightweight, ductile properties that still boast superb corrosion resistance and conductivity.  It is also very easily recyclable, and the same piece of metal […]

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  5. Scrap Metal Laws in the UK

    Following a string of scrap metal thefts, the UK Government clamped down on scrap metal recycling laws. This ensured that dealing was fair both for the customer and the merchant. This article will detail the legal acts introduced by the government and how they impact scrap metal dealing. Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013) The scrap […]

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  6. Why Do Scrap Metal Prices Change?

    Learn why scrap metal prices fluctuate and get more from your investments. We are often told that the value of an item is determined by demand. The greater the demand, the higher the price; the lower the demand, the lower the price. Though largely true, this is a simplified explanation. There are many factors that affect scrap […]

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  7. 6 Scrap Metal Items To Collect Around Christmas

    The Christmas period can be a great time to collect scrap metal items. Hill Metal Recycling has put together a useful infographic about scrap metal items you can collect around the Christmas period.

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  8. Ways To Make Money With Scrap Metal

    Scrap metal dealerships offer money in exchange for metal parts. With a little ingenuity and drive, you too can make a hefty profit from collecting and selling scrap metal.  What to use The only tools you need for successfully collecting and selling scrap metal are as follows: – A magnet – A container for holding […]

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  9. Can You Scrap clothes Hangers?

    Clothes hangers are ubiquitous household items, yet the rules on how to properly dispose of them remain unclear. The rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t recycle clothes hangers by putting them in your standard recycling bin, as the curved end can get stuck on recycling machinery further down the line. In this article, we’ll […]

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