Scrap Metal Merchant Dealers in Kent
Reclamet is a local Kent business established in 1991. From our site in Birchington, Thanet, we process many types of non-ferrous and ferrous scrap metals including: copper, brass, aluminium, stainless steel, pvc wire, lead, consumer goods, cables, turnings and demolition scrap.
Scrap Metal Services
We provide a scrap metal recycling service to commercial, industrial and household customers within Kent, England. Whatever type of scrap metal you have we will pay you the best prices guarenteed and if you have large amount of scrap metal, we can arrange it being picked up with our scrap collection service.
Why choose Reclamet for recycling metals?
- Top prices paid
- Personal and friendly customer service
- Free scrap metal collection
- Free price estimates
- Weighbridge available
- Fully licensed Scrap Metal Merchants
- Support a local business and local jobs
Scrap Metal Prices
Metal prices go up and down daily according to worldwide markets and this is reflected in the prices we pay out. To ensure that you maximise the money for your scrap metal, we offer top prices that are up to date and in line with the best available metal rates.
Your metal scrap will be weighed on our electronic weighbridge and we then provide you with a printed receipt detailing the weight of your metal and the current rate we pay.
Reclamet offer payment by cheque, BACS, BREAD card and provide same day money transfers.
How can I get the best scrap metal prices?
The price of scrap metal changes day to day. Scrap metal prices are based on manufacturer demands and accessibility to stock available. The price of scrap metal increases if a manufacturer requires more of a certain commodity or decreases if there is surplus to demand.
Scrap metal grading and its effect on prices
Scrap metal prices are determined by the grade of the metal. Metals have different classifications that make it a lower or higher grade.
Grade 1: The metal has no associated alloys within the material. There should be no corrosion associated with the scrap metal and it should be of a certain size and diameter.
Grade 2: Metals are generally made from alloy with the primary metal being the metal you want to scrap. i.e. Grade 2 copper is generally 99% pure, while Grade 1 copper is 100% pure. Metals must be clean of any foreign contamination to reach the highest level grading (getting the best scrap metal price).
How can I find the current scrap metal prices?
The London Metal Exchange (LME) gives an indication of metal prices in dollars for the day as well as historical data. Call Reclamet today on for up to date metal prices.
When will scrap metal prices go up?
UK Scrap metal prices are affected by many external markets. Exports of cheaper Chinese steel have historically been blamed for pushing down the UK scrap prices. The Turkish TSI index is a key benchmark of global trade and although in recent years there have been increases it’s not where it was back in 2007-2008.
That being said as recent as September 2017 we saw a spike on the LME prices for steel, so we would suggest keeping an eye out on the markets to get the best scrap metal prices.
What scrap metal can I sell at Reclamet?
We purchase all grades of non-ferrous and ferrous metals. We can also scrap your car and end of life vehicles as we are a fully licensed Authorised Treatment Facility.
Do you need a license to buy scrap metal? When can you sell scrap metal legally? Find out the rules for selling scrap.
Scrap Metal Guidiance
Selling scrap metal can earn you good money, so it’s with no surprise that people are eager to cash in. It’s probably even less surprising that some people are willing to bend the rules in order to pocket large amounts of cash.
With news reports from across the UK recently about people receiving big fines for breaking the laws around dealing with scrap metals. With this in mind, here’s our advice to anyone wanting to sell on some scrap metal, so you can be sure that your abiding by the rules, and you won’t get into any trouble by breaking the law.
Do not go out scrap metal collecting
While its perfectly legal to sell a scrap car or scrap metal from your own home. But if you’re going to collect scrap metal from a 3rd party, you then need a license. There are two kinds – a mobile collector’s license, and a site collector’s license.
If you do not possess these licenses, it is then illegal to collect scrap metal from others, including visiting your neighbours to see if they have any scrap you can collect to sell on.
And, of course, it’s obvious that taking scrap metal from skips, bins and abandoned sites – or any kind of scrap metal theft is prohibited by law also.
Insist on seeing their license before selling your scrap
Not everyone who drives around to collect scrap is doing so illegally, of course – as explained above, it is possible to have a mobile collector’s license.
However, if someone does come calling asking if they can buy any scrap metal from the skip outside your home, make sure you ask to see that they are legally licensed.
Not only are you abiding by the law, you’ll also get the best price from a registered scrap metal dealer, and you can be certain that your scrap is being disposed of properly and inline with environmental rules and regulations.
Don’t accept or pay cash for your metal scrap
Even scrap metal license-holders can’t offer cash for scrap metal or scrap of any kind. As part of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 legislation, it became illegal to pay cash for any scrap. So, if a scrap dealer offers you cash, you know that you and the scrap dealer are breaking the law and can be fined heavily for doing so, politely decline and seek out a scrap dealer who follows the rules so everything is above board.
While a cheque can be accepted, electronic bank payments are now the normal way of buying and selling scrap metals.
Deal directly with a fully licensed local scrap merchant
The only way to ensure you’re selling your scrap metal in an legal and responsible fashion, and for the best price, is to find a reputable, locally licensed scrap yard in your area.
With some scap metal merchants, you might have to deliver the scrap metal to the yard yourself, while other scrap metal merchants will offer a scrap metal collection service. Just make sure they have the correct scrap metal licenses for both services first!
At Reclamet, we have all the relevant correct credentials. We’re ISO 9001:2015 accredited, a licensed waste transfer station, an authorised treatment facility for scrap cars, waste carriers license, environmental agency license, so you can be sure we’re reliable and have all the licenses aquired by law.
Authorised ELV treatment facility – Waste carriers licence – Responsible scrap metal recycling – Scrap my car Kent – Scrapyard located in Birchington, Kent.
District: Ashford, Kent
Aldington • Appledore • Ashford • Bethersden • Biddenden • Bilsington • Bilting • Bonnington • Boughton Aluph • Boughton Lees • Brabourne • Brabourne Lees • Bromley Green • Brook • Challock • Charing • Cheeseman’s Green • Chilham • Chilmington Green • Crundale • Eastwell • Ebony • Egerton • Finberry • Godinton • Godmersham • Great Chart • Hamstreet • Hastingleigh • High Halden • Hinxhill • Hothfield • Kenardington • Kennington • Kingsnorth • Leigh Green • Little Chart • Mersham • Molash • Newenden • Newtown • Olantigh • Orlestone • Park Farm • Pluckley • Pluckley Thorne • Reading Street • Rolvenden • Rolvenden Layne • Ruckinge • St Michaels • Sevington • Shadoxhurst • Shirkoak • Singleton • Small Hythe • Smarden • Smeeth • Stanhope • Stonebridge Green • Stone in Oxney • Stubbs Cross • Snave • Tenterden • Warehorne • West Brabourne • Westwell • Westwell Leacon • Willesborough • Wittersham • Woodchurch • Wye
District: Canterbury, Kent
Adisham • Barham • Bekesbourne • Beltinge • Bishopsbourne • Blean • Bramling • Bridge • Broad Oak • Broomfield • Canterbury • Chartham • Chestfield • Chislet • Eddington • Fordwich • Greenhill • Hackington • Hales Place • Harbledown • Hawthorn • Herne • Herne Bay • Hersden • Hillborough • Hoath • Ickham • Kingston • Littlebourne • Lower Hardres • Marshside • Nackington • Patrixbourne • Petham • Pett Bottom • Reculver • Rough Common • Stourmouth • Stuppington • Sturry • Swalecliffe • Tankerton • Thanington Without • Tyler Hill • Upper Harbledown • Upper Hardres • Waltham • Westbere • Whitstable • Wickhambreaux • Wincheap • Womenswold • Woolage Green • Woolage Village • Yorkletts
District: Dartford, Kent
Bean • Betsham • Darenth • Dartford • Greenhithe • Hawley • Hook Green • Longfield • New Barn • Northfleet Green • Southfleet • Stone • Sutton-at-Hone • Swanscombe • Temple Hill • Wilmington
District: Dover, Kent
Alkham • Ash • Ashley • Aylesham • Barfrestone • Barnsole • Betteshanger • Buckland • Capel-le-Ferne • Chillenden • Church Whitfield • Coldred • Coombe • Deal • Denton • Dover • Drellingore • East Langdon • Eastry • East Studdal • Elmstone • Elvington • Ewell Minnis • Eythorne • Farthingloe • Finglesham • Frogham • Goodnestone • Great Mongeham • Little Mongeham • Guston • Hacklinge • Ham • Hoaden • Hougham • Kearsney • Kingsdown • Knowlton • Langdon • Lydden • Marley • Marshborough • Martin • Martin Mill • Maxton • Nonington • Northbourne • Pineham • Plucks Gutter • Preston • Richborough • Ringwould • Ripple • River • Sandwich • Shatterling • Shepherdswell • Sholden • Snowdown • St Margaret’s at Cliffe • Staple • Stourmouth • Sutton • Swingate • Temple Ewell • Tilmanstone • Waldershare • Walmer • Ware • West Langdon • West Studdal • Westcliffe • Westmarsh • Whitfield • Wingham • Woodnesborough • Wootton • Worth
District: Folkestone and Hythe, Kent
Acrise • Acrise Place • Arpinge • Beachborough • Bladbean • Breach • Brenzett • Brookland • Burmarsh • Cheriton • Danton Pinch • Dymchurch • Dungeness • Elham • Etchinghill • Folkestone • Frogholt • Greatstone • Hawkinge • Hythe • Ivychurch • Lade • Littlestone-on-Sea • Lydd • Lydd-on-Sea • Lyminge • Lympne • Newbarn • Newchurch • Newingreen • Newington • New Romney • Old Hawkinge • Old Romney • Ottinge • Paddlesworth • Pedlinge • Peene • Postling • Rhodes Minnis • Saltwood • Sandgate • Sandling • Sellindge • Snargate • Stanford • Stelling Minnis • St Mary in the Marsh • St Mary’s Bay • Westenhanger • West Hythe • Wingmore
District: Gravesham, Kent
Chalk • Cobham • Culverstone Green • Dode • Gravesend • Harvel • Higham • Istead Rise • Luddesdown • Meopham • Meopham Green • Northfleet • Painters Ash • Singlewell • Shorne • Sole Street • Springhead • Thong • Vigo
District: Maidstone, Kent
Allington • Ashbank • Barming • Bearsted • Bedmonton • Benover • Beult • Bexon • Bicknor • Boughton Green • Boughton Malherbe • Boughton Monchelsea • Boxley • Bredhurst • Broomfield • Caring • Chainhurst • Chart Sutton • Chegworth • Collier Street • Coxheath • Detling • Downswood • East Barming • East Farleigh • East Sutton • Fairbourne • Frinsted • Grove Green • Harrietsham • Hawkenbury • Headcorn • Hollingbourne • Horden • Hucking • Hunton • Kingswood • Kit’s Coty • Ladingford • Langley • Leeds • Lenham • Linton • Loose • Lordswood • Maidstone • Marden • Marley • Milebush • Nettlestead • Nettlestead Green • Otham • Otterden • Park Wood • Platts Heath • Penenden Heath • Pollhill • Ringlestone (hamlet) • Ringlestone (suburb) • Sandling • Sandway • Shepway • Sutton Valence • Staplehurst • Stockbury • Teston • Thurnham • Tovil • Ulcombe • Walderslade • Weavering • West Farleigh • Wormshill • Yalding
District: Medway, Kent
Allhallows • Borstal • Brompton • Chatham • Chattenden • Cliffe • Cliffe Woods • Cooling • Cuxton • Frindsbury • Frindsbury Extra • Gillingham • Halling • Hempstead • High Halstow • Hoo St Werburgh • Isle of Grain • Lordswood • Park Wood • Rochester • Rainham • Rainham Mark • St Mary Hoo • St Mary’s Island • Stoke • Strood • Twydall • Upnor • Wainscott • Walderslade • Wigmore
District: Sevenoaks, Kent
Ash • Badgers Mount • Bessels Green • Bough Beech • Brasted • Brasted Chart • Chartwell • Chevening • Chiddingstone • Chiddingstone Causeway • Chipstead • Cowden • Crockenhill • Crockham Hill • Dunton Green • Edenbridge • Eynsford • Farningham • Fawkham • Fawkham Green • Fordcombe • Four Elms • Godden Green • Halstead • Hartley • Hever • Hextable • Hodsoll Street • Horton Kirby • Ide Hill • Kemsing • Knockholt • Leigh • Markbeech • Marsh Green • New Ash Green • Otford • Penshurst • Ridley • Riverhead • Seal (including Stone Street) • Seal Chart • Sevenoaks • Sevenoaks Weald • Shoreham • South Darenth • Sundridge • Swanley • Swanley Village • Toys Hill • Underriver • Well Hill • Westerham • West Kingsdown
District: Swale, Kent
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District: Thanet, Kent
Acol • Birchington-on-Sea • Broadstairs • Brooks End • Cliffsend • Cliftonville • Ebbsfleet • Flete • Garlinge • Manston • Margate • Minster • Monkton • Newington • Palm Bay • Ramsgate • Reading Street • Sarre • Sevenscore • St Nicholas-at-Wade • St Peter’s • Westbrook • Westwood • Westgate-on-Sea
District: Tonbridge and Malling, Kent
Addington • Aylesford • Beltring • Birling • Blue Bell Hill • Borough Green • Burham • Ditton • East Malling • East Peckham • Eccles • Golden Green • Hadlow • Hildenborough • Ightham • Ivy Hatch • Kings Hill • Larkfield • Leybourne • Mereworth • Offham • Platt • Plaxtol • Ryarsh • Shipbourne • Snodland • St Mary’s Platt • Stansted • Tonbridge • Trottiscliffe • Walderslade • Wateringbury • West Malling • West Peckham • Wouldham • Wrotham • Wrotham Heath
District: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ashurst • Benenden • Bidborough • Brenchley • Capel (including Somerhill) • Colliers Green • Coursehorn • Cranbrook • Culverden Down • Curtisden Green • Five Oak Green • Frittenden • Goudhurst • Groombridge • Hartley • Hawkenbury • Hawkhurst • High Brooms • Horsmonden • Kilndown • Lamberhurst • Langton Green • Matfield • Paddock Wood • Park • Pembury • Royal Tunbridge Wells • Rusthall • Sandhurst • Southborough • Speldhurst • Stone Cross • Sissinghurst • Swattenden
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