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Scrap Metal

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Catalytic Converter


Scrap Metal in Clacton-on-Sea | The Recycling Process

As a specialist scrap metal merchant covering Clacton-on-Sea, Essex Batteries Ltd use various techniques to sort and process all types of scrap metal. We are one of the biggest catalytic converter recyclers in the UK and have a state-of-the-art scrap yard in Colchester to manage large amounts of scrap metal.


Our fully qualified scrap metal experts analyse and grade scrap metal before buying or selling large and small quantities with Clacton-on-Sea clients. As a leading scrap metal merchant, Essex Batteries Ltd encourage everyone to dispose of scrap metal waste in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.


Our Scrap Metal Recycling Services


Essex Batteries Ltd is based in Colchester, within easy access to customers in Clacton-on-Sea. Upon arrival at our scrap yard facilities, an experienced scrap metal merchant will provide you with a warm welcome and helpful advice on recycling used catalytic converter systems, batteries and other forms of scrap metal.


All scrap metal is weighed and graded at our scrap yard, or on location, to calculate the metals’ worth. We pay by ton or by kilo, and offer Clacton-on-Sea customers competitive prices for their metal. Grading is carried out by professional scrap metal and cat graders with years of experience analysing catalytic converter parts, copper piping and other types of scrap metal.


How Does Scrap Metal Recycling Work?


As a professional scrap metal merchant, we use have the facilities to recycle large amounts of scrap metal. Some of the main methods we use for recycling scrap metal for Clacton-on-Sea clients include:


Sorting – Large amounts of scrap metal and used catalytic converter parts are weighed and sorted into different grades at our scrap yard, or by weighing equipment in our vans during collection services.


Shearing – Extremely large pieces of metal, such as cars, pipes and metal frames, can be hard to cut down. We use industry-leading shearing tools and shredders to reduce the size of metal, cutting it into smaller chunks which are more manageable.


Melting – Scrap metal is melted in our specially-designed furnace. Energy used to melt scrap metal is much less than what is needed to form new metal from raw materials. Our scrap metal merchant company is experienced in melting scrap metal safely.


Purification – Scrap metal such as catalytic converter metal must be purified before manufacturing. This rids the recycled metal of impurities to make sure it is of high-quality for Clacton-on-Sea and other UK customers.


Manufacturing – Once melted and purified, the molten metal is cooled and solidified. Recycled metal made from catalytic converter parts, copper wires, iron and all kinds of other scrap metal can be made into a wide range of products, ready to be used by Clacton-on-Sea residents and even recycled again.


If you have any enquiries about scrap metal services in Clacton-on-Sea, or would like to discuss scrap metal recycling in more detail, call us on 01206 266 734.