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Reasons to Recycle Your Scrap Metal

It’s easy to throw your rubbish away, and that includes metal waste. But this is why you should recycle it. Recycling metal saves valuable resources, reduces waste going to landfills and prevents the destruction of habitats from mining new ore. Everybody knows to recycle cardboard and paper, but you can recycle metal too, and you can recycle it with us! Here’s why it’s important.


Beneficial for business and individuals, as it is the best way to get rid of unwanted materials without paying for their disposal. In fact, here at Norfolk Recycling LTD, we pay you for your unwanted metal.

Reduce scrap metal waste in rural areas. By recycling your metal waste, you are reducing the risk of fly-tipping.

Reusing and recycling unwanted metal can help reduce carbon emissions, as further mining for metal ores is not needed. Precious natural resources are not used to create new metal compounds. Virtually all metals can be recycled into high-quality new metal.

Rather than putting your metal waste into landfill, you can get paid to recycle your metal. This is a great reason to take your waste somewhere that recycles, as you can make money from it!

90 percent of scrap metal from the UK is exported as we produce too much for domestic markets – meaning other countries buy our scrap metal and transform it into new metal items. Manufacturing of metals continues to contribute significant value to the UK economy. As the national demand slows, export markets are growing.

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