Lead Types

What is lead?

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. It is a soft and malleable heavy metal and its chemical element symbol is Pb and atomic number 82. Lead can be toxic to animals and humans causing health problems, but also it does have some beneficial uses.

Where is lead found?

Lead can be found in all parts of our environment – the soil, the water, the air, and even inside our homes. A wide variety of products found in our homes has lead or lead compounds found in them, including ceramics, paint, pipes and plumbing materials, gasoline, solders, ammunition, cosmetics, and batteries. Most of our exposure to lead comes from human activities including the use of fossil fuels, lead-based paints, industrial facilities, and leaded gasoline.

What are the different types of scrap lead?
  • Clean Soft Lead
  • Lead Batteries
  • Lead Zinc Wheel Weights
Recycling of lead batteries

Approximately 85% of the lead used today is found in batteries (often lead-acid batteries), all of which can be recycled and recovered for use in new products. Its estimated that 47% of the worlds lead production results from lead secondary smelting. Lead-acid batteries are by far the most fully recycled of all consumer products.

Environmental gains of recycling lead
  • Recycled lead takes less than 25% of the energy required to produce lead from ore extraction.
  • Recycling of lead has a smaller carbon footprint than mining, conserves ore reserves, and reduces the amount of waste associated with primary extraction.
  • Recycling can recover more than 97 % of the lead and plastic in a lead-acid battery.
  • Reclaimed materials can account for 60-80% of the lead and plastic in a “new” lead-acid battery.
  • Reduces the amount of lead from batteries ending up in landfills.
  • Lead recycling has a closed-loop lifecycle meaning that it can continue indefinitely.
Lead recycling for commercial businesses in the UK

We collect, purchase and recycle non-ferrous metals including lead from businesses across Kent. If your business produces any of the mentioned scrap waste, sending them to recycling centres can be an additional source of profit for your organisation.

UK legislation requires manufacturers and distributors to ensure batteries are collected and reused wherever possible, failure to comply can potentially result in being fined.

Other lead types and usages

Pure Lead, Corroding Lead, Common Lead, Chemical Lead, Acid-Copper Lead, Pig Lead, Copper-Bearing Lead, Lead-Calcium, Calcium-Lead, Calcium-Tin-Lead, Arsenical Lead, Lead – Strontium Alloys, Lead – Tin Alloys, Lead – Antimony Alloys, Lead – Lithium Alloys, Lead – Indium Alloys, Lead – Copper Alloys, Lead – Cadmium Alloys, Lead – Calcium Alloy, Lead – Barium Alloys, Lead – Arsenic Alloys, Pure Leads, Lead – Silver Alloys, Lead-Acid Storage Batteries, Grid Plates, Posts, Connector Straps, Ammunition, Cable Sheathing, Building Construction Materials, Sheet, Pipe, Solder, Caulking Wool, Counterweights, Battery Clamps, Bearings, Ballast, Gaskets, Type Metal, Terneplate, Foil, X-Ray Shielding, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Battery Grids, Printing Industry, Cable Sheathing, Lead Sheathing, Lead Sheet, Roofing, Flashing, Shower Pans, Flooring, X-Ray And Gamma-Ray Protection, Vibration Damping, Soundproofing, Chemical Industries, Seamless Pipe, Lead Pipes, Plumbing, Water Distribution System, Lead Foil, Tin-Lead System, Tin-lead Solders, Bullet Cores, Terne Coatings, Long Terne Steel Sheet, Wrought Calcium Lead, Antimonial Lead, Lead-Base Babbitt Metals.

Thanet Metal Recycling pay top prices for scrap lead.

Our car scrap metal yard is situated in Broadstairs, Thanet, Kent

We also collect scrap metals from all surrounding areas :
Dover, Ramsgate, Margate, Canterbury, Deal, Folkstone, Whitstable.

Call us today on: 01843 867416 / Mob : 07594 866475
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Further reading about lead:
Lead – Wikipedia

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Lead Types

What is lead?

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. It is a soft and malleable heavy metal and its chemical element symbol is Pb and atomic number 82. Lead can be toxic to animals and humans causing health problems, but also it does have some beneficial uses.

Where is lead found?

Lead can be found in all parts of our environment – the soil, the water, the air, and even inside our homes. A wide variety of products found in our homes has lead or lead compounds found in them, including ceramics, paint, pipes and plumbing materials, gasoline, solders, ammunition, cosmetics, and batteries. Most of our exposure to lead comes from human activities including the use of fossil fuels, lead-based paints, industrial facilities, and leaded gasoline.

What are the different types of scrap lead?
  • Clean Soft Lead
  • Lead Batteries
  • Lead Zinc Wheel Weights
Recycling of lead batteries

Approximately 85% of the lead used today is found in batteries (often lead-acid batteries), all of which can be recycled and recovered for use in new products. Its estimated that 47% of the worlds lead production results from lead secondary smelting. Lead-acid batteries are by far the most fully recycled of all consumer products.

Environmental gains of recycling lead
  • Recycled lead takes less than 25% of the energy required to produce lead from ore extraction.
  • Recycling of lead has a smaller carbon footprint than mining, conserves ore reserves, and reduces the amount of waste associated with primary extraction.
  • Recycling can recover more than 97 % of the lead and plastic in a lead-acid battery.
  • Reclaimed materials can account for 60-80% of the lead and plastic in a “new” lead-acid battery.
  • Reduces the amount of lead from batteries ending up in landfills.
  • Lead recycling has a closed-loop lifecycle meaning that it can continue indefinitely.
Lead recycling for commercial businesses in the UK

We collect, purchase and recycle non-ferrous metals including lead from businesses across Kent. If your business produces any of the mentioned scrap waste, sending them to recycling centres can be an additional source of profit for your organisation.

UK legislation requires manufacturers and distributors to ensure batteries are collected and reused wherever possible, failure to comply can potentially result in being fined.

Other lead types and usages

Pure Lead, Corroding Lead, Common Lead, Chemical Lead, Acid-Copper Lead, Pig Lead, Copper-Bearing Lead, Lead-Calcium, Calcium-Lead, Calcium-Tin-Lead, Arsenical Lead, Lead – Strontium Alloys, Lead – Tin Alloys, Lead – Antimony Alloys, Lead – Lithium Alloys, Lead – Indium Alloys, Lead – Copper Alloys, Lead – Cadmium Alloys, Lead – Calcium Alloy, Lead – Barium Alloys, Lead – Arsenic Alloys, Pure Leads, Lead – Silver Alloys, Lead-Acid Storage Batteries, Grid Plates, Posts, Connector Straps, Ammunition, Cable Sheathing, Building Construction Materials, Sheet, Pipe, Solder, Caulking Wool, Counterweights, Battery Clamps, Bearings, Ballast, Gaskets, Type Metal, Terneplate, Foil, X-Ray Shielding, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Battery Grids, Printing Industry, Cable Sheathing, Lead Sheathing, Lead Sheet, Roofing, Flashing, Shower Pans, Flooring, X-Ray And Gamma-Ray Protection, Vibration Damping, Soundproofing, Chemical Industries, Seamless Pipe, Lead Pipes, Plumbing, Water Distribution System, Lead Foil, Tin-Lead System, Tin-lead Solders, Bullet Cores, Terne Coatings, Long Terne Steel Sheet, Wrought Calcium Lead, Antimonial Lead, Lead-Base Babbitt Metals.

Thanet Metal Recycling pay top prices for scrap lead.

Our car scrap metal yard is situated in Broadstairs, Thanet, Kent

We also collect scrap metals from all surrounding areas :
Dover, Ramsgate, Margate, Canterbury, Deal, Folkstone, Whitstable.

Call us today on: 01843 867416 / Mob : 07594 866475
Different types of scrap metal

Further reading about lead:
Lead – Wikipedia

Thanet Metal Recycling Reviews

Derek B
Derek B2020-11-24
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Old cooker collected within the hour after phone call (palm Bay) by 'the metal man'Prompt service, would recommend

Steve Watts
Steve Watts2020-10-15
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Excellent service. Paddy, the Welshman, was very accommodating.

Terri Green
Terri Green2020-10-15
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Mocanu Mihai
Mocanu Mihai2020-08-15
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Graham Taylor
Graham Taylor2020-06-15
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Brilliant service and would highly recommend

Danny Herbert
Danny Herbert2020-03-11
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Great company and top prices

Jake Fagg
Jake Fagg2020-02-24
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prompt and friendly service. given a fair quote and were picking up the car within a day. Highly recommend

Jack Spear
Jack Spear2020-01-23
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Top scrap yard !

Great local scrap yard to use, the staff seem like a great bunch always there to help and assist your needs, they even employ a mentally challenged man ( i think his name is RAY ) which is lovely to see. all in all a great place.

Phoned them up about a car I had for scrap or spares, they came the same day and picked it up from outside my house, top price paid also as I had another quote from another local scrap yard and they was offering less.

VINYL FANATIKS
VINYL FANATIKS2019-12-15
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Called at there yard with some old upvc windows and profile off cuts, decent price paid for what I had, will call back again when im in the area next doing work.

Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser2019-12-15
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Kind helpful and friendly top scrap prices

Grant Grindle
Grant Grindle2019-11-18
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they go all the way to help you out, and love having a laugh which helps the day go by, well recommended

Richard Hunt
Richard Hunt2019-10-30
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Good Prices Good Service :)

Terence C Wolf
Terence C Wolf2019-04-29
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Friendly helpful staff ,quick payment a refreshing experience from this scrap metal yard thoroughly recommended

Ray Rhodes
Ray Rhodes2019-04-24
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friendly and get payed fast

Jammy Dorsett
Jammy Dorsett2019-04-24
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Best scrap yard in thanet by far. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got for my scrap and it was much more than other yards in the area offered me

Stuart Mann
Stuart Mann2018-12-15
Google

Arrived on time. Did exactly what they said rhey would. Good service

neil robinson
neil robinson2017-12-15
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VERY HELPFUL AND GOOD PRICES

thanet metals
thanet metals2016-12-15
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don't know if prices were the best wasn't worried for the little bit I had but very helpful. Floging scrap has got much more official since the last time I did it but money was in the bank within half an hour will go back there again next time I've collected enough to bother with (probably another 3 or 4 years

Brett Shaw
Brett Shaw2016-12-15
Google

Top prices, really helpful I would definitely use these again.

Stuart Reid
Stuart Reid2015-12-15
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