The closures took effect from Friday evening, the company said, but no dateline was given for the move.
Many scrap suppliers in the UK are cutting production, with almost all scrap processing shuttered in Scotland and much of it in England. EMR and domestic rival Sims Metal Management have already stopped collections of ferrous scrap from third parties at their British operations.
“The inwards tonnage had dropped off dramatically even before we stopped the public and small traders coming to our sites,” an EMR company official said.
EMR was established in 1970 and is the UK’s biggest recycler of scrap metal with depots in the South East, Midlands, and the...