Metal recycling is a vast international industry with around 400 million tons of scrap and redundant metals being recycled worldwide each year. In Scotland, Binn Group plays a key role in the UK’s multi billion-pound industry, processing and recycling a wide variety of metals at our Eco Park complex in Perthshire.


As an accredited scrap metal reprocessor, Binn Group can offer a compliant and sustainable route for all scrap metal recycling. The company is a member of the British Metals Recycling Association and Managing Director Brian Harkins - a former President of the Scottish Metals Association - brings a wealth of experience in this sector.


The scrap metal industry can be inherently unscrupulous and customers have a duty of care to ensure that they are compliant with the legislation - Binn Group can provide that assurance. At Binn Group, we are able to process all your scrap and waste metal requirements.


Since acquiring the business of Holden Environmental Ltd in Perth, Binn Group have offered a fully comprehensive scrap metal reprocessing service, and will buy ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals at our recycling centre at Shore Road, Perth.


Our Shore Road facility is an ATF (approved treatment facility) and an accredited WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycler and will take any household electricals, such as white goods, TV and computer screens, and much more. To find out more about what metals Binn Group recycles, click here.

New Legislation

New scrap metal legislation came into operation in Scotland, in Spring 2016.

This new legislation expanded the existing licensing regime for scrap metal dealers in Scotland as well as ensuring that all scrap metal dealers are fulfilling requirements. At Binn Group we ensure that all metals have full traceability, eliminating the risk of feeding any illegal chain of supply.

We accept deliveries of scrap metal, provide skips, containers and - dependent on the metal type - we will agree at time of uplift any dividends that may be payable for that metal. This open, transparent, secure, compliant method or recycling ensures the safe, speedy and environmentally friendly recovery of scrap metal, redundant machinery and obsolete parts.

Our high capacity recycling facility at Glenfarg is capable of handling vast quantities of raw scrap in various forms, from redundant plant and machinery, machinery plate metal, piping, semi conductors and steel structures in various shapes and forms.

Scrap metal has probably always had a value because it can be recycled into high value new metals. Virtually all metals can be recycled in this way, therefore people are used to segregating that type of material because they know it has a residual value. The recycling process varies for different metals, but generally produces metals of equivalent quality.

Steelmaking, for example, uses scrap metal as a major raw material through the electric arc furnace process. It is also used in the production of copper, aluminium, high quality tool steel and stainless steel.

Metals recycling also has excellent “green” credentials - it protects the environment and saves energy. Using secondary raw materials means less use of natural resources which would otherwise be needed to make new metal compounds – such as iron ore in steelmaking; nickel in stainless steel; or alumina and bauxite in aluminium smelting. There are also considerable savings in energy and reduced CO2 emissions, in production methods using recycled materials.

For example - using recycled aluminium in production of that metal saves about 95% energy - copper 85% - steel 70%. And recent EU figures indicate that using recycled raw materials, including metals, cuts CO2 emissions by some 200 million tonnes every year. Metals recycling in the UK supplies a major worldwide industry as we produce considerably more scrap metal than is required for domestic markets. Around 60% of recycled metal is exported - primarily to Spain, Portugal and Turkey but increasingly to the growing markets in China and India.

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Situated and operating from Binn Farm near Glenfarg, Perthshire, and with motorway access nearby, we are in a prime location to access, dispose and recycle waste materials from all areas of the UK.

If you'd like to know more about how Binn Group can help with your waste management needs, please get in touch. Either call, or email, we'll help you find the right solution whatever your requirements.

Binn Group Ltd, Binn Farm, Glenfarg, PH2 9PX
01577 830833

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Our Services

Binn Group prides itself in offering an extensive range of services which focus on recycling, reuse, waste minimisation, landfill diversion, value for money and improving our environment.

We are experienced in advising customers on the most affordable and best way to manage waste and are fully compliant with the highest regulation standards.

Waste is now a commodity and Binn Group can help businesses and private individuals realise the full potential of their refuse, keeping the country clean and the client compliant.

To discuss your particular situation and see how we can help, contact our experienced team today on 01577 830833.

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