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The scrap man stereotype

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Very interesting piece by a BBC reporter with a scrap family link.

She tells of her frustration with the "Steptoe" associations and the basic dodgy assumption that goes with the teritory.

Some scrap yards revel in it!  Others hate it and are as professional as businesses in any other industry.  TV it appears is to blame - take 5 minutes to read and see if you agree.

21 today...........21 today

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Happy 21st birthday to our former apprentice Ben.  Ben joined back in 2011 and since then we've taught him all about metal and scrap metal recycling.  Having recently passed his fork lift driving licence he is now a familiar face on the yard - loading and unloading customers.Have a great day from all at Mason's!

Scrap Metal Price Update 19/11/13

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Scrap metal prices look set for the traditional price slump as we come into Christmas.  All non ferrous grades appear to be suffering - copper, aluminium, stainless, lead and zinc are all drifting downward as we type.

Steel prices remain steady as lack of volumes keeps prices constant - will this trend continue though as the founders run down stock and switch off furnaces ahead of the holidays.

Zinc Recycling: An Everlasting Metal?

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In the latest of our series of blogs that lift the lid on the mysterious processes that go on behind the scenes, we take a look at an immortal metal that has survived the tests of time…

Scrap Metal Price Update 31/10/13

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Happy Halloween!!

Scrap metal prices remain scarily unchanged.  September and October have seen prices on all metals flatline.  Volumes remain low and even America avoiding a fiscal cliff couldn't encourage any more interest from the metal markets.

Steel Recycling: The Laws of Attraction

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In the latest of our series of blogs that lift the lid on the mysterious processes that go on behind the scenes, we take a look at one of the world’s most attractive metals…

Steel is attracted to magnets. It’s a simple fact and one that almost any person on the street could tell you – but it’s also a critical fact when it comes to recycling.

Lead Recycling: A Friend of the Environment?

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In the latest of our series of blogs that lift the lid on the mysterious processes that go on behind the scenes, we take a look at how a misunderstood metal is friendlier than you might think…

Lead has had a tough time in recent years, with fears of environmental contamination or pollution commonly associated with its use.