Metal Recycling

Almost all metals can be melted down and re-used in some fashion, many without reducing their quality in the slightest. Two of the most popular metals — aluminium and steel — are leading the way in the UK for the rates at which we’re recycling them. Recycling aluminium requires just 5% of the energy needed to make it from scratch, making it one of the most energy efficient materials to recycle. In fact, recycled aluminium is one of the big successes of modern eco-friendliness; 75% of all the aluminium that has ever been produced is still in circulation.

And the best part is that at Skip and Waste, we’re helping out in a big way. We’ll recycle any aluminium, steel, or other metals that you send our way for you, and we’re partnered with the most reliable recycling plants in the UK to ensure we get the very most out of your waste metals.

Both steel and aluminium are melted down and reformed into large ‘ingots’. Recycled aluminium cans can be melted down, reformed into new cans, filled and put back on the shelves in just 6 weeks time and recycled . Aluminium is also cast into engine components, which help make vehicles more fuel efficient. Steel is so versatile it can be used for just about anything; bike frames, cars, bridges, ship hulls, paper clips and even train tracks.