Scrap metal merchant dealers in Kent
Reclamet Limited is a local Kent business established in 1991. We process non-ferrous and ferrous scrap metals from our Birchington site in Thanet. The metals we process are copper, brass, aluminium, stainless steel, and lead. We also recycle wire, consumer goods, cables, turnings and demolition scrap.
Scrap metal services
We provide scrap metal recycling to Kent’s commercial, industrial and household customers. We will pay you the best prices guaranteed for whatever type of scrap metal you have. If you have a large amount of scrap metal, we can arrange to pick it 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 local businesses and local jobs
Scrap metal prices
Metal prices go up and down daily according to worldwide markets, which reflects on the prices we pay. We 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 is weighed on our electronic weighbridge. We then provide you with a printed receipt detailing the weight of your metal and the current rate we pay.
Reclamet offers payment by cheque or BACS. We provide same-day money transfers.
How can I get the best scrap metal prices?
The price of scrap metal changes daily. Scrap metal prices depend on manufacturer demands and accessibility to stock available. Scrap metal demand increases if a manufacturer requires more of a specific commodity. Prices decrease if there is a surplus to demand in the manufacturing industry.
Scrap metal grading and its effect on prices
Scrap metal prices depend on the grade of the metal. Metals have different classifications that make them lower or higher grades.
Grade 1: The metal has no associated alloys within the material. There should be no corrosion associated with the scrap metal. The metal should be of a specific size and diameter.
Grade 2: Metals are typically made from alloys with the metal you want to scrap being the primary metal i.e. Grade 2 copper is usually 99% pure, while Grade 1 copper is 100% pure. At the highest level, grading metals must be clean and not contaminated.
How can I find the current scrap metal prices?
The London Metal Exchange (LME) shows metal prices for the day and historical data. Call Reclamet today for up-to-date metal prices.
When will scrap metal prices go up?
UK Scrap metal prices depend on many external markets. Exports of cheaper Chinese steel are a factor in pushing down the UK scrap prices.
As recent as September 2017, we saw a spike in the LME prices for steel.
Check the markets to get the best possible scrap metal prices.
What scrap metal can I sell at Reclamet?
We buy ferrous and non-ferrous and all grades of metals. We can also scrap your car and end-of-life vehicles. Reclamet is a licensed Authorised Treatment Facility in Kent.
Do I need a scrap metal license? How can you legally sell scrap metal? Find out the rules for a scrap sale.
Scrap metal guidance
Selling scrap metal can earn you good money, so it’s no surprise that people are eager to cash in. It’s even less surprising that some people are willing to bend the rules to pocket large amounts of cash.
News reports from across the UK about people receiving hefty fines for breaking the law. With this in mind, here’s our advice to anyone wanting to sell some scrap metal. Be sure you’re abiding by the rules and won’t get into trouble by breaking the law.
Do not go out scrap metal collecting.
While it’s legal to sell a scrap car or scrap metal from your own home, 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 own these licenses, collecting scrap metal from others is illegal. This includes visiting your neighbours to see if they have any scrap you can manage to sell. Taking scrap metal from skips, bins and abandoned sites – or any scrap metal theft is breaking the law.
Insist on seeing their license before selling your scrap.
Only some people who drive around to collect scrap are legal. As explained above, it’s only legal when they have a mobile collector’s license. Suppose someone asks if they can buy scrap metal from the skip outside your home. Make sure you ask to see that they are licensed. You are abiding by the law, and you’ll get the best price from a registered scrap metal dealer. You can also be sure that it is being disposed of in line with 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 a scrap of any kind. As part of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 legislation, paying cash for any scrap became illegal. If a scrap dealer offers you cash, you know that you and the scrap dealer are breaking the law. Decline and seek a scrap dealer who follows the rules, so everything is above board. Electronic bank payments are now the standard way of buying and selling scrap metals.
Licensed local scrap metal merchant
Ensure you’re legally selling your scrap metal. Use a reputable, licensed local scrap yard in your area. You might have to deliver the scrap metal to the yard with some scrap metal merchants. Other scrap metal dealers will offer a scrap metal collection service. Always ensure they have the correct scrap metal licenses for both services first!
Call: 01843 800800