Plumbers and Heating Engineers: How EMR’s service is built around your needs and requirements

At EMR, we’re passionate about helping the thousands of small businesses we meet at our yards every week to convert their waste metals and plastics into money – all while enabling manufacturers to use these sustainable materials in the next generation of products, vehicles and buildings.

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For most plumbers and heating engineers, the value of your metal waste can be an additional source of income. Many customers tell us they use it to fund work dos or simply to top up their wages at the end of the month.

For this reason, EMR teams work hard to make sure our service is as fast and convenient as possible, allowing you to carry on doing what you do best – whether that’s installing a new boiler, upgrading kitchen or bathroom fittings, or helping a family in need to get hot water.

At every one of our more than 60 UK sites, plumbers and heating engineers can head straight to our non-ferrous department, where our experienced team can offer you a speedy service - getting you weighed and paid quickly. Whether you prefer to take leftover material straight to our yards after every job or build up metal and plastic waste over the course of a month or two, at EMR we pride ourselves on being flexible to your needs.

Whichever EMR site you choose to visit, you will receive the same friendly service from staff who are experts in metal recycling and keen to get to know you – and the needs of your business – better.

In a fast-changing world, our teams can also explain how our competitive and regularly updated prices fit into the wider global metals market, as well as providing information about how the material you deliver will re-enter the circular economy to create everything from a new toaster to a skyscraper.

And, because we know that being able to access your money as soon as possible can be essential to the smooth running of any business, EMR offers a range of payment options including instantly converting your metals into cash via our on-site cash points.

EMR’s market-leading traceability and compliance standards mean we can pay your business quickly while not compromising on the legal requirements that metal recyclers – and their customers – have to meet to responsibly dispose of this waste.

In fact, with more than 70 years of operating in the metal recycling industry, EMR is a partner you can trust – both to be there when you need us and to meet the compliance and environmental standards you expect.

And, as the economy transitions towards sustainable practices and greener technologies, the high-quality recyclable material that plumbers and heating engineers deliver to EMR sites – including copper, steel and aluminium – are in significant demand, with manufacturers and foundries looking to extract low carbon alternatives to virgin metals from the so-called ‘urban mine.’

From boosting your income to staying compliant; enjoying quick, friendly service to playing your part in the emerging green economy – there are many reasons why EMR is the trusted recycling partner for so many plumbers and heating engineers in the UK.