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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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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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Barrington Auto Salvage, 01670 820032
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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

E H Hassell add Kramer range
Due to the continued success and growth over the last few years in the scrap metal, waste recycling and ports industries, E H Hassell & Sons have recently been appointed as a Kramer dealer to further increase their product range into these key markets.
Margins "still not sufficient" for stainless
Persistent problems are continuing to challenge stainless steel scrap processors and mill producers, not the least of which is that “margins are still not sufficient”. So said Uwe Dierkes of German company Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co. KG in his global market review at the BIR.
The future for recycled materials data
Europe's WEEE-Forum is leading the way with the ProSUM consortium to pull secondary raw material data together, but the automotive and component manufacturers are not showing enough interest.
Great night in store for the non-ferrous trade
Anyone who is a member of the Non Ferrous Club will be more than aware of the great nights it puts on but also the opportunities to meet other merchants and processors in an informal setting. It’s a great way to have a laugh and make some new contacts.
Decline in crumb rubber market despite research findings
More than 90 related studies carried out by government, industry and academia have concluded that there is “no link between cancer and crumb rubber in synthetic turf”, it was emphasised by Robin Wiener, President of the US Institute of the Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), at the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee meeting in Amsterdam on October 25
REFLEX project drives recycling options for flexible packaging
The results of significant research to enable further developments towards establishing recycling options for flexible plastic packaging delivered by the two-year REFLEX R&D project were unveiled at the K Show in October 2016.
Shredders, designed to shred multiple materials
Lefort recently opened its doors to give both potential customers and the press a preview of the latest addition to its range: the Multi Product 800 shredder or MTP800 for short.
Current trends in battery recycling
What challenges and opportunities result from the increasing use of lithium-ion batteries? Does the recycling of lithium have an economic perspective? And what are the further trends and developments in the field of battery recycling?