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  1. What Can Scrap Metal Be Used For?

    Just because metal is ‘scrap’ doesn’t make it useless. On the contrary, scrap metal is highly sought after by scrap merchants for their wide range of usable applications. The team at Hill Metal recycling have put together this article to highlight the many different uses of scrap metal.   All The Different Uses Of Scrap […]

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  2. What Happens To Your Car After It Is Scrapped?

    Turning your car into cash is an extremely simple process. You simply call up, describe your vehicle, have someone pick up your car (or drive it to a scrapyard yourself if you wish), and instantly receive payment. Voila. Little do people know, however, that once your car is scrapped, it goes through a regimented process […]

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  3. How To Maximise Profits When Scrapping Your Car

    It’s always tough to part ways with your trusty car, but selling it at the scrapyard for a hefty amount of cash can certainly help soften the blow (it’s what he would’ve wanted). Scrapping is becoming an increasingly popular method to dispose of your old car quickly, whilst also pocketing a fair chunk of money. […]

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  4. What Are The Most Valuable Scrap Metals?

    Do you have a bit of metal lying around the house? Perhaps a lead battery? Some copper wire? Maybe even a brass trumpet? Local scrap yards allow you to make a bit of money by trading in your unneeded metal. Take a magnet and place it on a piece of metal. Does it stick? If […]

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  5. Scrap Copper: Gradings Explained

    With an infinitely recyclable life, copper is among the most valuable metals available to scrap collectors. Used and reused in motors, computers construction and industrial machinery, copper is truly one of the most versatile metals out there. So, if you’re a scrap dealer of any kind, being able to source this highly recyclable metal is […]

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  6. UK Beats Target for End of Life Vehicle Recycling

    Recently, the news broke that the UK has seen a jump of over 6% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery performance. This means that it has exceeded the target of 95% set by the European Union. The most recent figures which have been released by the European Commission demonstrate that the […]

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  7. Scrapper Safety: How to Safely Work with Scrap Metal

    Scrappers have an interesting and varied job; you never quite know what you will be dealing with from day to day. However, unfortunately, it can be a dangerous job too. Metal can be sharp, heavy and even poisonous in the case of lead, which means that metal scrappers need to be extremely careful when they […]

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  8. Home Office Decides Not to Strengthen Scrap Metal Dealers Act

    Towards the end of last year, the Hill Metal Recycling team highlighted an important development in the scrap metal recycling industry. That is, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) – which was brought in to help eliminate unlicensed metal trading – was under review due to a lack of enforcement. Why the Act was under […]

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  9. Imports of Foreign Waste Subject to Tighter Restrictions in China

    China has tightened restrictions on the import of foreign waste, meaning anything crossing the border must now meet stricter impurity thresholds. When waste is imported, it contains recyclable material, but also rubbish which needs to be disposed of. The disposal of the waste products created in the recycling process is having a detrimental effect on […]

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  10. Most Interesting Scrap Metal Recycling Facts

    Here at Hill Metal Recycling, with our blog we aim to educate our readers on the importance of scrap metal recycling, what’s going on in the scrap metal industry and – last but not least – get our readers excited about scrap metal recycling. Since the scrap metal industry is such a huge industry in […]

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