Silver recovery & recycling

Betts Envirometal are the UK’s leading company for silver recovery and recycling.

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with the recovery of precious metals, stretching over 250 years and this together with our factory and latest refining equipment and techniques means that you can be assured of the best service and results from your wastes.

Precious metals can be recovered from many different sources and processes. We recover precious metals from all types of waste; particularly those generated by the jewellery, ceramic, photographic, printing, industrial and dental professions.

All recovered materials are sampled and assayed independently to ensure a transparent process and you will be informed of any return based on London market prices.

Recycling and recovery process for precious silver

The specific recycling or recovery process that we use to collect or purify silver varies from one chemical or product to another; though the steps are generally similar between each different method.

Firstly, metals are sorted from the other chemicals present. In some cased this can be achieved by hand, in other cases chemical washes or extreme heat are required.

Secondly, the more precious metals, such as silver, are sorted from the less valuable or useful metals. Again, this can be achieved in a number of different ways depending on the specific context, from magnetism to chemical reactions.

Finally, the remaining chemicals are destroyed, further recycled or disposed of; leaving behind only desirable or non-harmful products, silver being just one.

The environmental and financial benefits of silver recovery and recycling

It’s no doubt clear from the outset that the potential financial benefits and the adding of another business income stream from effective waste management (in this case from effective silver recovery and recycling) can be substantial.

We reimburse companies for the quantity of precious metals that we are able to recover from their waste, so depending on quantity, a lot of money can be potentially made; especially when you consider that this money is coming from material otherwise considered dangerous or of no initially perceived value.

While there is little initial perceived direct environmental benefit to the recycling or recovery of silver from waste materials, it’s important to note that these processes not only reclaim silver from potentially harmful compounds and products; but often perform additional recycling and recovery on these materials; sorting the environmentally harmful products for future disposal or destruction, or in some cases negating their harmful effects.

Don’t let your silver go to waste or sell it to dealers that are inexperienced with the silver recovery process. Get in touch with our team today and see how much of a return we can generate for your waste materials.

Dont forget Betts Envirometal have 250 years of experience together with state of the art technology, licensed premises and great customer service, this guarantees our leading position in the UK for silver recovery and recycling.