Rare Drone Footage Of S Norton Scrapyard

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Fascinating drone footage shows where your old fridges and washing machines end up

Have you ever wondered what happens to your old refrigerator or old washing machine after you have disposed of it? Alistair Houghton of the news site Echo in Liverpool posted an interesting article that gives you a rare look of S Norton scrapyard, complete with amazing drone footage that illustrates just what happens to old washing machines, fridges, and even cars once they’re scrapped.

S Norton and Co runs one of the two giant scrapyards at the Port of Liverpool – and has produced this aerial footage showing what goes on behind dock walls.

It shows how cars, domestic appliances, and other metal items are shredded and processed before they are shipped around the world.

S Norton assistant site manager at Liverpool, John Forrest, invited his drone pilot friend Alasdair Sutton to create the video.

Mr. Sutton said: “It’s fascinating to see what happens to old scrap metal, like cars and washing machines.

Video Credit: Alasdair Sutton

“The sheer scale of the operation is amazing – and not something the public sees very often!”

Family-owned S Norton has been recycling metals for more than 50 years and today exports more than a million tonnes of scrap every year.


It employs 70 people in Liverpool, with its headquarters in Regent Road, and employs another 100 at sites in Manchester, Southampton, and London. Continue reading about this rare site and your old appliances afterlife.


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