British Metals Recycling Association

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British Metals Recycling Association
Abbreviation BMRA
Formation 2001
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Metal recycling in the United Kingdom
Region served UK
Membership 300 metal processing companies
Director General Ian Hetherington[1]
Main organ BMRA Board
Affiliations Bureau of International Recycling, European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation, European Metal Trade and Recycling Organisation
Website BMRA

The British Metals Recycling Association is the UK's trade association for metal recycling. It is based in Cambridgeshire.


The industry sector is worth £5.6bn in the UK.


Its companies recycle over 95% of the UK's metal waste - around 13 million tonnes. The companies recycle steel, copper, aluminium, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, batteries, domestic appliances, and electronic goods.

Worldwide, 400 million tonnes of metal are recycled.

Policy issues[edit]

It argues that many motor vehicles are illegally dumped because owners of end-of-life cars are not required to obtain a certificate of destruction for the vehicles.[2]


  1. ^ Churchard, Claire (23 February 2009). "British Metals Recycling Association announces new director general". MRW. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Millington, Lindsay (19 March 2008). "ELV Directive targets: Lindsay Millington, director general, British Metals Recycling Association". Retrieved 23 April 2010. 

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