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A licensed scrap metal recycling facility that can handle anything from individual deliveries of a few kilos to individual consignments of 50 metric tonnes will be opened by the Mayor of Darlington next week (October 14th) as part of a strategic plan for the North East.

Councillor Bryan Thistlethwaite will be invited to open the new European Metal Recycling (EMR) site on Cleveland Trading Estate by severing a chain with metal cutters instead of performing the conventional ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Mayor will then be invited to step into a brand new on-site crane and handle the first consignment of scrap into the new site on Forge Way, and will see the start of the process and the end product – the recycled material.

The Mayor said: “It is excellent that this facility has come to Darlington. It will help both residents and businesses recycle their waste and not only get financial reward for doing so but also help save the environment. I...

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