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Scrap Metal & Recycling


Insurance solutions for Scrapyard, Metal Recyclers , Plastic Recyclers & Processors

The scrap metal & recycling industry is growing, and the risks of running your business are constantly evolving,  You can reduce these risks by working with an insurance partner that offers scrap metal & recycling insurance solutions.

HWI works with a global team of specialists to develop custom insurance solutions for recycling operators. These solutions address exposures unique to the recycling industry and are designed to mitigate risks associated with recycling.

With years of experience in the scrap metal & recycling industry, we have worked with large scrapyards, metal recyclers and plastics recyclers with complex liability exposures; HWI understands the unique exposures in your industry – from safety concerns to environmental issues.

Our specialized insurance solutions protect your assets whilst continuing to operate as a sustainable, responsible recycler.


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We can advice you on the following coverage:

  • Automobile
  • General liability
  • Umbrella
  • Property
  • Impaired property
  • Equipment breakdown – including production machinery
  • Crime
  • Inland marine
  • Pollution environmental
  • Conversion coverage – Purchasing product/stock/material for recycling from a seller who does not have legal title or possession
  • Products – Redefined to clarify coverage for material to be recycled, reconditioned or reclaimed
  • Limited pollution
  • Professional liability for document destruction
  • Stock – Available with manufacturer’s selling price valuation clause
  • Workers’ compensation

Benefits of working with HWI

Global team

We're a global team of insurance specialists with years of experience at over 100 scrapyards around the world.

International network

Our global perspective helps us gain access to international insurance markets and provide coverage unavailable elsewhere.


Our team members have extensive boots-on-the-ground experience at many of the largest recyclers in the United States, so we have a thorough understanding of the industry.

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