Reap the Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling


Recycling and being environmentally friendly is becoming increasingly important to society. It’s also beneficial to consumers as it meets the goals of cost reduction, efficient management of limited resources and reduces landfill utilisation.

Recycling metal also reduces pollution, waste and prevents the destruction of habitats that would usually be demolished to mine new ore.


Metal recycling conserves natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less energy than it would if crafting brand new metal.

The production of new metal releases a much greater amount of these gases and can influence climate change as well as causing harmful levels of air pollution.

Also, did you know that according to the National Institute of Health, recycling scrap metal generates 97% less mining waste, and uses 40% less water.


Recycling metal creates 36 times more jobs than dismissing the same amount of metal waste to be incinerated. Recycling metal also creates 6 times more jobs than sending metal to a landfill site.


It generally costs less to recycle metal into other consumer products, this then passes on the savings to the consumers.

Did you know that we at CJ Metals can make recycling your scrap metal even easier with our scrap collection service? For more information on this, visit here: or you can call us at our Wakefield site (01924 273649) or Keighley site (01535 669899).