Walkden Metals are Scrap Metal Recyclers .
Scrap Metal Recycling
Walkden Metals, provide you with a high quality recycling service with a professional, and cost effective approach to recycling all you non-ferrous metals.
- Stainless Steel
As part of the this service we can provide the necessary container bins or skips for you to collect the waste materials.
These can then be easily collected by ourselves and replaced with replacement bins or skips. These collections will be coordinated with yourselves to meet your timescale's.
Some of our Handling Process.
Some of the local areas we serve:
Scrap Metal Bolton | Scrap Metal Farnworth | Scrap Metal Kearsley | Scrap Metal Little Hulton | Scrap Metal Little Lever | Scrap Metal Swinton | Scrap Metal Westhoughton | Scrap Metal Worsley |
History of Non-ferrous metal production.
Non-ferrous metal production in the United Kingdom pre-dates the Middle Ages; tin was extracted from Cornwall in the Roman times, while lead and copper have been mined in Wales, Derbyshire and Cornwall for Centuries.
The onset of the industrial revolution lead to a rapid increase in the consumption of non-ferrous metals and by the mid-19th Century it became necessary for the industry in the United Kingdom to seek supplies of non-ferrous ores from overseas.
As the industry gradually expanded within the United Kingdom, scrap metal became available for re-smelting and a secondary smelting technology developed.
Since the Second World War, ore-producing countries have tended to carry out primary smelting themselves and to export the product. These developments have led to the United Kingdom non-ferrous metal industry being less dependent on primary metals imports and using higher quality secondary metals. Today, primary smelting is only carried out to obtain aluminium and zinc.
In the last 20 years, while the overall quantity of metal produced and processed has not drastically changed, manufacture has been concentrated on fewer sites.
Trade Waste: duty of care advice
The Duty of Care is a law which says that you must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe. You must stop it escaping from your control. You must store it safely and securely. You must prevent it causing pollution or harming anyone.
The waste must be packed in suitable containers so that it cannot fall out, blow away or escape from the receptacle.
You must secure the waste against unauthorised removal as far as is reasonably practical. Security should be sufficient to prevent the breaking open of containers and removal of waste by vandals, thieves, animals, accident or weather.
You must ensure that the person/registered company removing your waste is either from a local authority or a licensed waste collection company. They will be authorised to remove your waste and dispose of it safely. You must provide a written description of your waste to the person who removes it. This is known as a waste transfer note and must be completed by both persons involved in the transfer.