What Metals Can Be Recycled?

What Metals Can Be Recycled?

Virtually all metals can be recycled into high quality new metals, as the properties do not diminish during the recycling process. The most frequently recycled metals are aluminum, brass, bronze, cast iron, copper, steel and tin.

Metal recycling of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals has many benefits. It is beneficial for the environment, when recycling it means less extraction of raw materials is required which helps to reduce carbon emissions.

You can also make money for scrap metal; many companies will buy and recycle your unwanted metal, including GP Metals who offer the best possible prices for metal recycling.

Non-recyclable Metals

There aren’t many non-recyclable metals, however when you recycle your unwanted metal you should be aware of the restrictions.

The most common types of metal which cannot be recycled are those which have radioactive properties such as uranium and plutonium, but these aren’t commonly found in household items so this should not be a huge concern. Additionally, metals containing mercury and lead are also non-recyclable.

Whilst precious metals are recyclable; you will most likely want to keep items your items made from gold, silver or platinum. Our advice is to be careful not to accidentally disregard any precious metal items.

Browse our website to learn which scrap metal GP Metals and Spares recycle, including the current market estimates and where you might find such metals.

What Can Metal Be Recycled Into?

After scrap metal is recycled there are many different potential uses. Much of the scrap metal recycled in the UK is manufactured into completely new items such as automobiles, aircraft, home appliances and industrial building materials.

Because the properties of metal do not change when recycled it is common to find recycled metals within household products, packaging and architectural structures. Who knows, the metal you recycle may return to your house as a home furnishing, fixtures or contemporary artwork.

If you have scrap metal, or a scrap car at the end of its life, recycle it to allow a new lifecycle to begin.

Scrap My Car

One of the most frequent sources of scrap metal comes from vehicles and cars. Do you have a scrap car or written off vehicle? You can receive a cash payment from GP Metals and Spares.

To find out how much your scrap car is worth simply use our quotation tool which provides you a real-time price based on your registration number.

We always pay cash for your unwanted scrap metal and cars. Following our simple 4-step process you can make money hassle free. Simply get in touch with a friendly team member, providing the vehicle details and pick-up location and we will take care of the rest.

For any general questions please visit our FAQ section or contact us with any questions and requirements. We are proud to provide a service tailored to your needs.