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Welcome to SCRAP professional - the site specifically aimed at those involved with scrap secondary materials. We cover all aspects of collecting, merchanting and processing of scrap, whether that's ferrous, non-ferrous, electronic and precious, plastics, tyres or any other commercially traded secondary material. Sign up for our, free monthly newsletter.

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Eldan Recycling Equipment
Modern design and high-quality products for auto recyclers - choose the no. 1 - Email SEDA

New and Used Metal Shearing and Baling equipment from Lefort Tel: 0870 777 6855

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Straps, Winches, Chains Full Colour Brochure available

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A.J.S.Metals Ltd
Buyers of all Aluminium scrap grades - Willenhall - Call Carl Stanton 0121-526-5083 - mobile 07710 596 712

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All cars and commercial vehicles wanted
07825 370294

Keg Watch collects and repatriates brewers kegs and casks- Contact 0808 100 1945


Join CarTakeBack the UK’s largest scrap car recycling network

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All cars and commercial vehicles wanted
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Barrington Auto Salvage, 01670 820032
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Raw2K – Scrap My Car Get Paid For Scrap Cars
0800 111 4995 or 01226 770306

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The information resource for the secondary materials market

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We keep you up to date with every aspect of the industry
If you're involved in secondary materials then this site is for you. Whether you are a merchant, processor or transporter of tradeable scrap materials, or associated with these sectors, then our aim is to keep you up to date with all the latest news and information affecting your industry.

Although these days we are an integral part of the waste industry, the focus of scrapPro will always be on the business of secondary materials. That means not only changes in legislation that effect you, but more importantly, we focus on ways to increase profits and reduce costs; afterall, that's what we're doing it for!

We know you're all busy making a living and to save time, we have made it easy finding what you want to know. The most recent articles are listed in the right hand column and below you will find links to our past eNewsletters. To the left is a directory section where you can link to suppliers and services relevant to the business of commercial recycling. Above there is a link to our classified adverts pages which is an ideal place to look for both buying and selling materials and equipment.

Editor Chris Floate
SCRAPpro's editor, Chris Floate.
scrapPro's editor is Chris Floate. Chris has been involved with writing and editing magazines which cover this industry since the mid 1980's. Having a background prior to this in technical writing, Chris took on the editorship of Recycling World in 1987. Like scrapPro, the title was aimed at those individuals and businesses involved in trade recycling. At the time this was mainly scrap metal and vehicle dismantling. During his 14 years, the recycling industry developed from what was very much a financially driven market to the environmentally driven market it is today.

Recycling world was at the forefront of this fast changing and developing market, giving in depth analysis and direction to the growing need for environmental awareness. Whilst still editor of Recycling World, in 1998 Chris took on the editorship of The Landscaper, the leading magazine for the landscape trades.

Over the last 15 years, Chris has also edited the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers' Association and as such has experienced the many changes to our industry first hand. Chris also edits our sister site, atfProfessional which covers the automotive recycling sector.

Latest stories

Diesel fuel from waste plastics now a reality
According to a report on Engineering and Technology Magazine’s website, a new type of fuel made from mixed plastic waste is being tested for use.
Panizzolo makes processing mixed materials look easy
We mentioned Panizzolo’s Portable Flex 1000 system last month when we covered it’s debut at MRE2016. Since then, E.H. Hassell & Sons have been busy running potential customers’ materials through the machine at their Stoke on Trent base. They invited SCRAPpro to take a look.
Recolight reviews five years of WEEE growth
Recolight, the UK’s leading WEEE compliance scheme for lighting, has recently celebrated its growth and the changes to WEEE over the last five years.
Plastics Recycling Show Europe Moves to Amsterdam
Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands and be held on the 29-30 March 2017.
Blue Scotland Moves to New Premises
After more than 15 years at Broadleys Road in Stirling’s Springkerse Industrial Estate, Blue Scotland has outgrown its premises, relocating at the beginning of June to a new and much larger 3½ acre site a mere half a mile away in Craigleith Road, Broadleys Business Park.
REDWAVE to build large MBT
Another pre-treatment plant for household waste was ordered for the south-east of China from the Austrian-German technology firm REDWAVE. By using mechanical biological treatment (MBT) it will dry and sort the waste for a local waste-to-energy (WTE) plant.
Panizzolo's Flex 1000 debuts in the UK at MRE
The Materials Recycling Event at Donington earlier this month lived up to it’s name and was a great opportunity for merchants and processors to take a close look at some of the latest equipment on offer. One piece that caught our eye was Panizzolo’s Portable Flex 1000 system that let’s you quickly and easily process a variety of materials.
Axion proves ‘ideas can work’
Axion Consulting’s expertise in laboratory-based process development and optimisation work can help turn recycling concepts into commercial reality, contributing to the recovery of valuable resources within the Circular Economy.