Liberty’s Recycling division is developing a network of advanced collection and processing facilities for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals across the UK, USA and continental Europe. The UK metal recycling business will supply Liberty’s fast-growing integrated steel business in the country, which will be based increasingly on domestic scrap, melted in electric arc furnaces, powered by renewable energy. Liberty’s strategy is to build five million tonnes a year melting capacity in the UK alone over the next five years.
The division’s UK scrap assembly and processing operations will be strategically placed across the country, in regions of high scrap generation and close to Liberty’s melting, rolling and engineering facilities. These include South Wales, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Scotland. Liberty Metals Recycling also has a scrap collection and trans-shipment operation in Gdansk, Poland.