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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

History of Scrap: When did Metal Start to be Recycled?

Scrap metal recycling is the process by which old products and structures are recovered and repurposed. It can also be the activity of manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of metal goods. It’d be easy to believe that recycling is a modern phenomenon. However in reality,… Read More

Scrap Metal Dealers Act Under Review – Lack of Enforcement

Implemented in 2013, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) was brought in with a view to eradicate unlicensed metal trading with a cash ban and enhanced ID checks. Seemingly, the SMDA worked: between 2012 and 2016, metal theft in the UK decreased by 74%. More specifically, there were 44,885 unique incidents of metal theft between… Read More

Top 5 Strongest Metals in the World

In modern society, we rely on different metals for all sorts of things, particularly in construction and technology. They form the foundations and frameworks of our buildings, the bodies of our vehicles, and the intricate mechanisms in our beloved mobile phones. In short – they’re indispensible. Although metals tend to have a variety of useful… Read More

7 of the Most Amazing Scrapyard Finds

Scrapyards only house junk, or so the theory goes. Old machines, vehicles and other miscellaneous cast-offs are sent to the scrapyard and eventually end up as recycled goods. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, amongst all the clutter, we can unearth some hidden gems. From treasured vehicles to precious jewelry, there are plenty… Read More

Aluminium Scrap and Recycling Rates Hit Milestone in UK

With the recycling agenda being pushed further every year, we are finally starting to see the results that various campaigns such as MetalMatters and Every Can Counts set out to achieve. Aluminium in particular, has seen a boost in recycling rates with a variety of milestones being met across a number of sectors. So, in… Read More

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