Celebrating 100 Years in Metals Recycling 

2019 is a year of celebration for the BMRA and its members. 

100 years ago, the National Federation of Scrap Iron and Steel Merchants, a predecessor of one of the bodies that formed the BMRA, was established to address changes after World War I that were to significantly increase the impact of government on business. 

In the following years, several different trade bodies representing different metal types (ferrous and non-ferrous) and areas in the UK were set up. BMRA itself was formed in 2001 when the British Secondary Metals Association and the British Metals Federation merged in order to better serve the rapidly changing industry. 

Since those early days in 1919, the industry has faced a host of socio-economic, historical and legislative events, including; the Great Depression; the national salvage campaign of WW2; the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 and the Air Weapons Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015; and, of course, Brexit. 

To celebrate its centenary, BMRA will be publishing a commemorative book later in the year in partnership with Environment Media Group (EMG), the publisher of letsrecycle.com and the organiser of the MRE and CARS events. The book will be available to purchase from Monday 25 November for £30 per copy. 

Please fill in the order form below and return to [email protected]

BMRA-100-Year-book-order-form (1).docx


Thanks to all of our sponsors. Your support has ensured we could produce this book at no cost to the BMRA and share our fantastic history far and wide:
Aston Lark; Avon Metals; Blue Group; Bradford Waste Traders; Conquest Shipping; Crow Metals; Danieli Centro Recycling; ECY Haulmark; ELG Haniel Metals Ltd; EMR Group; FJ Church; EH Hassell & Sons; Increase Computer; John Lawrie Metals Ltd; Lefort; Liebherr; Mayer Environmental; Mellor Metals; Metso; NRM Metal Recycling; Olympus Keymed; Peter Hoare; Phoenix County Metals; Recycling Lives; Robertson Metal Recycling; S Norton; Seaforde Scrap Metals; SGM Magnetics; Sims Metal Management; Southwark Metals; TDL Equipment; TOMRA;  William Waugh (Edinburgh) Ltd.