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Recycling Operations

Recycling & Waste Management Insurance covers employer’s and public liability, business interruption and assets such as buildings, machinery and stock. A specialist policy will take account of the nature of your business and the risks you’re exposed to.

It’s a long way from the salvage yard of yesterday to the automobile recycling operation of today, and the gap between the insurance needs of a junk yard are just as far apart from the insurance needs of a modern vehicle salvage and wrecking business. Skyscraper insurance specializes in providing insurance programs for automobile recycling businesses, and we understand the complex needs of a business dedicated to the safe, efficient recycling of automotive parts and the disposal of vehicles beyond salvage.

We can help your auto recycling operation manage the cost of insurance now and in the future. Because Skyscraper insurance specializes in providing insurance and risk management programs to salvage yards we can help you get the best rates and terms possible for your insurance needs. Best of all, we can save you time.

When you’re involved in recycling or waste management, it can be extremely difficult to find someone who’s prepared to insure you. Finding a broker with a good understanding of the sector is key – someone who can minimize the restrictions to your cover while keeping your premiums as low as possible.

At Skyscraper insurance we work with specialist insurers who provide cover for businesses ranging from recycling stations, car breakers and scrap yards to skip and haulage hire companies and landfill site management companies. We also tailor policies for waste management companies, including those involved in clearing building materials, green waste, metal, glass, plastics, textiles, wood, electronics and domestic waste.

The recycling industry has recently seen tremendous growth — people around the country are taking a sustainable approach to living, using less, and recycling the materials that they do use. While many of the recyclers are construction companies and contractors looking to make a profit from their scraps, average households in states that reimburse people for recyclable goods are also joining this trend.

As more materials are shipped to local recycling centers, these facilities are increasing their environmental exposure, sometimes without knowing it.  Materials may arrive that cannot be recycled, thus proper disposal is required. The influx of goods means longer periods of storage, and the recycling machines are running for longer periods of time, consuming more fuel. In addition, more traffic on these sites may increase the potential for the accumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil.