Metals Monday 6 July 2020
30 June 2020

News in brief (30/06/20)

With news on: WasteCare and Bradford launch decontamination service; Mach-Tech announces exchange programme;  EMR unveils net-zero strategy; Renewi aims to increase recycling rate.


With the latest news and past articles about metals recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


3 March 2020

Ronald Hull Jnr wins appeal against HMRC


Rotherham-based metals recycling company Ronald Hull Jnr has won an appeal against HMRC’s decision to deny it nearly £600,000 in credit for input tax. HMRC had denied the payments as it claimed that 389 transactions between ...

25 February 2020

BMRA to begin shredder residue testing


EXCLUSIVE: More than £370,000 has been raised by members of the British Metals Recycling Association to fund the testing of metal shredder residues (MSR) “to determine whether it is hazardous”. This comes after a call for...

5 February 2020

Household metals targeted in EMR trial


Unwanted household metals are being targeted for collection in a trial being run by metal recycling company EMR. The firm, which has its headquarters in Warrington, announced yesterday (February 4) that it has installed metal ...

27 January 2020

Alupro seeks investment details after PRN hikes


Aluminium recycling trade body Alupro has hit out at the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system, claiming that despite 2019 targets being met, the market developments last year need to be carefully assessed in light of the high...

16 January 2020

HSE ‘working to conclude’ Nechells wall collapse case


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said it is working on “concluding the criminal investigation” into the 2016 death of five workers at a metal recycling site in Nechells, Birmingham. In July 2016, a wall collapsed at ...

20 December 2019

Investigation into Hitchin metal fire launched


Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue has launched an investigation into the causes of a fire at a scrapyard in Hitchin yesterday (20 December). Firefighters were called to the yard, owned by Metal & Waste Recycling Ltd, at 5.28am ...

19 December 2019

‘Large fire’ at Hitchin scrapyard


Fire crews from across Hertfordshire are currently dealing with a large fire reportedly involving 300 tonnes of scrap metal at a scrapyard on Wallace Way in Hitchin. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue said it was called to the Metal &...

13 December 2019

Sackers donates £20,000 found in safe


Ipswich-based scrap metal recyclers Sackers has announced that it will donate the £20,000 found in a safe at its yard to charity. The money in the safe was found in June and handed into the police but as nobody came forward ...

5 December 2019

Commission issues ELV Review update


An online consultation launched in August on the European Commission’s current end-of-life vehicle (ELV) legislation drew 127 contributions from the industry. Each will now be considered as the Commission seeks to improve its ...