Why You Should Recycle Your Car, Truck or Van

Car recycling in Wrexham: Read our quick post about why you should recycle your car, and why it’s really easy with Entrec.
If your car, truck or van is no longer in use or is too expensive to repair, a great solution is getting it scrapped. One of the main services Entrec provides is vehicle de-pollution, offering competitive prices to take full responsibility of customers’ scrap vehicles.

Money in Your Pocket
Turning your vehicle into scrap has many benefits; one of them being you can make money. It’s a great way for car owners to make some quick cash or even find the down […]

19th February 2018|

BMRA Disappointment over Scrap Metal Dealer’s Act Decision

December 2017 saw disappointment for the British Metals Recycling Association as the Home Office took the decision to leave the Scrap Metal Dealer’s Act unaltered.

The Act
Introduced in 2013 as a response to increasing occurrences of metal theft between 2009 and 2011, the Act brought in strict licensing requirements for scrap metal dealers, identity checks for those selling scrap metal and making it an offence for dealers to purchase scrap metal for cash.

The Stats
Despite a Home Office review of the SMDA stating that thefts have dropped from nearly 62,000 a year in 2012/13 to around 16,000 in 2015/16, the BMRA strongly […]

5th January 2018|

ENTREC: Wrexham’s Local Scrap Metal Recycler

Attention all Wrexham Businesses! If you’re looking for a scrap metal recycler in Wrexham, look no further.

There’s never been a better time to recycle your scrap metal, and with Entrec on your doorstep there’s no reason not to recycle and make some extra cash.

We accept all types of scrap metal, including ferrous metals such as:

Industrial scrap
Farm machinery
Light iron
End of life vehicles (cars, trucks, vans – any vehicle)

We also recycle all non-ferrous metals, including:

Nickel alloys
Electrical Cable
Catalytic converters

We work with a host of companies throughout North Wales, from […]

25th October 2017|

Why You Should Recycle Your Farm Machinery

Farm Machinery Recycling
If your farm is stocked with scrap metal, you’re sitting on a great source of income! At Entrec, we pay for scrap metal by weight, and old farm machinery makes for excellent scrap metal because it’s so heavy. Bring us what you have or we can come and pick it up, and we’ll give you the best price in the region – start your farm machinery recycling with us today!

We’ve listed some obsolete farm machinery that makes for great scrap: Reapers, Reaper-binders, Portable engines, Ploughing engines, Traction engines, Steam tractors, Agricultural engines, Hog oilers, Flails, Threshing machines, Winnowing […]

12th May 2017|

BMRA Calls for Tougher Enforcement of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act

The British Metals Recycling Association has called for tougher enforcement of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act. The Act came into effect in late 2013, and outlawed the payment of cash for scrap metal by recyclers. The calls for tougher enforcement stems from raised concerns over the increasing use of cash by some illegal operators.

According to the BMRA, which made the comments in response to a Home Office review of the SMDA, “There is a clear correlation between interventions and effective enforcement the legislation, and the number of recorded metal theft offences”.

At Entrec, we use our cash card facility for customers […]

13th March 2017|

Recycling and the Construction Industry

Let’s focus on how recycling can benefit your construction business directly.

When you pay someone to haul away scrap metal without giving any thought to sorting and recycling those materials, you’re letting them drive money right off your job site. It’s very unlikely that they’re just going to dump it at a landfill site. In fact, usually the haulers will sort it all themselves and then sell it for a tidy profit, on top of the fee you paid them to take it.

A construction or demolition company that doesn’t have a scrap management plan involving recycling may not only look out-of-touch […]

25th January 2017|

How well do you know your scrap metal?

You’re interested in recycling your scrap metal, but do you know which metal is which? Here at Entrec, we specialise in the recycling of scrap metal – we’d even go as far to say we’re experts! So here’s a quick guide:


First of all, Aluminium is quite light, in fact it’s three times lighter than iron. It’s also completely non-magnetic and it doesn’t rust. Thumbs up, there.


Copper is mostly used in wiring and electronics, and is usually red or brown in colour. Believe it or not, pure copper is actually bright pink. There are numerous forms that scrap copper can take […]

19th December 2016|

Thinking of trading your scrap metal? Here’s what you need to know.

Whether you’re a tradesperson, business or homeowner, recycling scrap metal is an easy and convenient way to make a little extra money and, of course, has tremendous benefits to the environment as well.
Where to take your scrap metal
The scrap metal industry is tightly regulated in the UK, and those laws are in place to protect you, so it is essential that you look for a licensed waste transfer station.
Here at Entrec we have access to top of the range, specialist equipment, enabling us to reliably and efficiently dispose of almost all scrap metal. We are fully licensed by the Environment […]

20th October 2016|

Scrap Metal Recycling Tips

Our tips can speed up your recycling process and ensure that you get the most from your recycling.
Separate out whole items
Some metal items can be handed into a recycling centre as they are, as they can then be expertly broken down. This ensures that as much metal as possible is extracted and processed, and includes items such as motor parts, car batteries, catalytic converters and even vehicles.
Clean and dirty metals should be separated
Extra processing is needed for metals that are contaminated with rust, mud, etc. That is why it’s a good idea to keep contaminated metals separated from other metals. […]

18th August 2016|

Trade in Your Scrap Metal

Often, disposing of scrap metal can be thought of as an inconvenience, however recycling your scrap metal is a smart source of additional income. When you recycle your scrap metal with us at Entrec, we will offer you the most competitive prices in the area.
Whilst it can be a good idea to hold onto your scrap metal until you have a volume that seems worth the trip to a recycler, or waiting for the price of scrap metal to reach a high point, be mindful that it could be losing value. Depending on the conditions of where your scrap metal […]

27th July 2016|
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