Scrap Metal Prices in the UK, Today

Updated 18th May, 2022

Copper Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Dry Bright Wire (No Rope) Loose – £7,050
Bright Rope Wire (Thin gauge) – £6,610
Greasy Bright Copper Wire – £6,600
Clean New Tube – £6,980
Flat Electro – £6.980
No1 Copper Wire – £6,600
Heavy Copper 98% – £6,600
No 2 Copper Wire – £6,350
Clean Tanks – £6,200
Braziery – £5,570
Clean Pyro – £2,560
Copper Elements Loose – £1,620

Brass Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Brass Cutts – £4,360
Brass Rod – £4,330
No 1 Brass Borings – £4,200
No 2 Brass Borings – £3,200
Mixed Brass (No Shells/Bullets) – £4,330

Lead Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Lead Scrap – £1,420
Lead Acid Batteries – £500

Gun Metal Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Gun Metal Scrap – £5,130
Phosphor Bronze – £5,330
CB Rads – £3,300

Cable Prices (per ton/tonne)*

VIR Cable (41%, no plugs or reels) – £2,500
LG Cable Basis (25%) – £1,620
Singles – £3,650

Stainless Steel Price (per ton/tonne)*

188 Stainless Steel – £1,350
188 Stainless Steel Turns – £1,150

WEEE Scrap Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Mixed Quality PCB’s – Valuation
Memory Cards (Gold Edged) – £300
Low Grade PCB’s (CRT, Stereo, etc) – £300
Hard Disk Drives (Complete) – £700
DVD/Floppy/CD Drives – £250
Power Supply Units – £300
Engine Control Units – £300
Base Units (Complete) – £300

Aluminium Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Clean Alu/Cu Rads – £3,050
Dry Ali Wire / Quadrant – £1,930
Clean HE9 – 2′ – £1,900
Painted HE9 – 2′ – £1,800
Baled Litho Sheets – £1,850
Loose Litho Sheets – £1,800
Clean Wheels – £1,900
Dirty Wheels – £1,900
Baled Aluminium Cutts – £1,650
Loose Aluminium Cutts – £1,600
Cast Aluminium – £1,180
Baled Old Rolled – £1,150
Dural / Loose Old Rolled – £1,100
Thermal – £1,250
Aluminium Turnings (No Group 2/7) – £720
Clean Ali Rads – £770
UBC’s Loose – Valuation
Irony Aluminium (No Fe engine blocks) – £430

Motor Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Elec Motors (as per recent specs) – £730
Mixed Domestic Appliances – Valuation

Zinc Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Roofing Zinc – £1,370

*Scrap metal prices change on a daily basis. The above prices are based on estimates per ton. For up to date prices use our scrap quote form or call 01843 800800.

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Scrap Metal Prices

How much is scrap metal worth?

Scrap metal prices vary for many reasons, including supply, demand and metal accessibility of a particular metal. The UK prices are also influenced by the worldwide marketplace – for this reason, prices will range between companies.

Where can I sell scrap metal near me?

If you have scrap metal to sell and recycle & are looking for the top prices locally in Kent and surrounding areas – Look no further than Reclamet. Friendly and professional service and we pay top prices too!

How much is 1 kg of scrap metal worth?

Prices vary from day to day, scrap metal prices are highly dependant on supply and demand. Many people have scrap metals lying around, you can earn money for your scrap by recycling at a scrap yard, the amount received also relies on what type of metal you are selling.

How much is a ton of scrap metal worth?

Metal prices per ton can fluctuate daily by increasing or decreasing in value. Many businesses have lots of metal scrap at there depots, in there yards or work sites. Recycling your metal waste can gain you extra income by recycling it, the price you receive depends on metal type and weight.

What are the best things to scrap for money?
Copper

One of the most common metals you can find in your home is copper, it is also highly sought after by scrap metal dealers. Old electrical appliances have copper in them, also piping from any plumbing work contain copper, some households are likely to have copper stored away, but also you can turn it into cash by recycling it.

Brass

You my have quite a lot of older objects lying around that you may not realise contain brass. There is a good chance that if you have a metal that looks gold, but you know it isn’t, then its probably made of brass. You can find brass in candlesticks, trophies, plates, fittings, door handles, door knockers, bed frames and various old ornamental objects.

Aluminium

When people think about sources of aluminium scrap the first thing that comes to mind tends to be soft drink cans. Aluminium can be harvested from packaging and aluminium cans and can yield a good return at scrap metal yards that accept them, there are plenty of other items that contain this metal. Electronic devices such as old gaming consoles, computers, bike frames and car parts can sometimes contain considerable amount of aluminium.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is often thought of being less valuable, mainly because of its abundance in our everyday life, it is also the most common found metal in Australia today. Stainless steel’s value rises often due to the fact it contains other metals such as chrome (10% or more), chromium, iron and nickel molybdenum.

Stainless steel has different values depending on the metal grade, nickel content in the steel plays a big factor when it comes to price valuation. Stainless steel can often be found in appliances, white goods and other kitchen equipment as well as some automotive parts and machinery found in factories and warehouses. You will more than likely get a lower price scrap quote if there is grease or oil on the metal compared to cleaned stainless steel without any impurities.

Lead

Lead scrap can prove to be extremely profitable when recycled however, it can be very hard to get our hands on a pure source of non-ferrous metal. If you do in pure lead scrap it is vital that you take the necessary precautions so as not to contaminate your surroundings with it as it is highly toxic.

Lead can be difficult to transport due to its heavy weight, but worth your while locating, recovering and recycling as its usually in high demand with scrap dealers.

What Scrap Metals Do We Except?

Copper, Brass, Bronze, Lead, Zinc, Aluminium, Cables, Stainless, Electric Motors (incl. Starters and Alternators).

What Scrap Metal Is In A Washing Machine?

The vast majority of washing machines are made of aluminium and steel, copper can be located in the motor system and also the wiring.

What Scrap Metal Can You Sell?

You can sell pretty much any type of metal to scrap yards but a common list of scrap metal items you can sell are iron, steel, aluminium, copper, and brass.

Can Anyone Scrap Metal?

The answer is yes, anyone can scrap metal, you need to locate and gather and trade it to a scrap metal dealer.

How Are Scrap Metal Prices Calculated?

Many factors affect the price of scrap metal, including supply, demand, production costs and energy used.

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john dinnage
john dinnage08-11-2021
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The Service was amazing from start to finish, the best price was given for my car, was picked up the next day and the money was in my account that day. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend

Chris Watkins
Chris Watkins08-11-2021
Google

Excellent customer service!

Odette Askew
Odette Askew01-11-2021
Google

The Team at Reclamet are exceptional and I am so happy with their work. I had a vehicle recycled as it was involved in an accident. Still shaken- the team were care and compassionate. The collection was completely stress free and the staff looked after me all the way. Thanks to all of you ! Brilliant customer service from start to finish!

C Roch
C Roch25-10-2021
Google

Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
Albert Snelson31-07-2021
Google

Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

adrian burford
adrian burford31-07-2021
Google

Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani31-07-2021
Google

Really helpful

eddie fisher
eddie fisher30-06-2021
Google

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

A good experience, we needed two part warm tyres for the wife, we turned up, the tyres fitted and we drove away 30 minutes late job done. 🙂

John Gregory
John Gregory30-06-2021
Google

Excellent customer service and communication. Prompt pick up of old car and all personnel were friendly and professional.

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg31-05-2021
Google

Good price for scrap metal.

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
Google

Brought my car in to be scrapped and was offered a fair price, much more than i expected to get for my mini. The owner of the business - Stuart was very helpful along with the girls in the office and the weighbridge. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

Verity Smith
Verity Smith30-04-2021
Google

Found the experience very easy and all staff i dealt with were very helpfull

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic business to trade with. Stuart and the team are all extremely helpful, would highly recommend

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien30-04-2021
Google

Booked in for my car to be collected. very efficient, well organized with no issues, money paid straight into my account the same day. The driver was very helpful and polite. Would happily use this company again.

Margate Missy
Margate Missy30-04-2021
Google

Top service

alex milham
alex milham30-04-2021
Google

Fabulous service and very straight forward. I found Stuart to be immensely helpful and knowledgeable.

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic service. Recommended.

skweeble
skweeble30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service from start to finish. A special mention to Sacha and Gus for their professional and helpful approach.

luke stevens
luke stevens30-04-2021
Google

Great place found the staff very helpful and pleasant would definitely recommend them

chris obrien
chris obrien30-04-2021
Google

Was unsure where to begin with locating a certain part, was recommended to Reclamet and now wouldn't go anywhere else, easy and quick process to buy what I was looking for.

Leon W
Leon W30-04-2021
Google

Needed a few parts for my van a week ago kieran was very helpful and knowledgeable part fits and works thanks for the help highly recommended extremely professional and outstanding customer service

Adam Burkett
Adam Burkett18-03-2021
Google

Very happy with the service I received. Helpful and friendly, even changed the battery for me. Would try them for parts fist before anywhere else.

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander27-11-2020
Google

Honest, great communication, great prices. Friendly. I had a damaged catalytic converter from an attempted theft and Reclamet was the only company that had adequate communication and was not dodgy as most of the other scrap metal dealers seemed. So it was well-worth my drive from central London to Kent to get the £784 they paid me for the catalytic converter. Impressive :-)

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson27-11-2020
Google

Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small20-11-2020
Google

Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger20-11-2020
Google

Needed my car scrapped and used Scrap My Car, great service and fast turn around and got a good price too.

Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser15-11-2020
Google

I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

Justin Evans
Justin Evans11-11-2020
Google

Absolutely brilliant, needed some steel re-bar for a project, super friendly staff, let me pick out what I needed. Excellent, highly recommended. Will come back!

Bambi Sham
Bambi Sham11-11-2020
Google

Always go for puncture repairs, £10. Also do new and part worn tyres

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox11-11-2020
Google

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green11-10-2020
Google

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.

Connor
Connor11-09-2020
Google

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley11-08-2020
Google

Got new wheel for my fiat 500 less than third of price as another dealer, highly recommend

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant11-08-2020
Google

Bought a car from them no problems at all highly recommend to all.

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly11-03-2020
Google

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

Vicky xxx
Vicky xxx11-02-2020
Google

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger11-12-2019
Google

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden11-12-2019
Google

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

Davina Holness
Davina Holness11-12-2018
Google

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer01-04-2018
Google

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Google Reviews

Excellent customer service. They assisted me in finding a motor and springs for my granddaughters drivers side door mirror. Would definitely use again and would recommend to anyone else that needs help. Thank you guys!

john dinnage
john dinnage08-11-2021
Google

The Service was amazing from start to finish, the best price was given for my car, was picked up the next day and the money was in my account that day. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend

Chris Watkins
Chris Watkins08-11-2021
Google

Excellent customer service!

Odette Askew
Odette Askew01-11-2021
Google

The Team at Reclamet are exceptional and I am so happy with their work. I had a vehicle recycled as it was involved in an accident. Still shaken- the team were care and compassionate. The collection was completely stress free and the staff looked after me all the way. Thanks to all of you ! Brilliant customer service from start to finish!

C Roch
C Roch25-10-2021
Google

Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
Albert Snelson31-07-2021
Google

Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

adrian burford
adrian burford31-07-2021
Google

Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani31-07-2021
Google

Really helpful

eddie fisher
eddie fisher30-06-2021
Google

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

A good experience, we needed two part warm tyres for the wife, we turned up, the tyres fitted and we drove away 30 minutes late job done. 🙂

John Gregory
John Gregory30-06-2021
Google

Excellent customer service and communication. Prompt pick up of old car and all personnel were friendly and professional.

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg31-05-2021
Google

Good price for scrap metal.

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
Google

Brought my car in to be scrapped and was offered a fair price, much more than i expected to get for my mini. The owner of the business - Stuart was very helpful along with the girls in the office and the weighbridge. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

Verity Smith
Verity Smith30-04-2021
Google

Found the experience very easy and all staff i dealt with were very helpfull

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic business to trade with. Stuart and the team are all extremely helpful, would highly recommend

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien30-04-2021
Google

Booked in for my car to be collected. very efficient, well organized with no issues, money paid straight into my account the same day. The driver was very helpful and polite. Would happily use this company again.

Margate Missy
Margate Missy30-04-2021
Google

Top service

alex milham
alex milham30-04-2021
Google

Fabulous service and very straight forward. I found Stuart to be immensely helpful and knowledgeable.

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic service. Recommended.

skweeble
skweeble30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service from start to finish. A special mention to Sacha and Gus for their professional and helpful approach.

luke stevens
luke stevens30-04-2021
Google

Great place found the staff very helpful and pleasant would definitely recommend them

chris obrien
chris obrien30-04-2021
Google

Was unsure where to begin with locating a certain part, was recommended to Reclamet and now wouldn't go anywhere else, easy and quick process to buy what I was looking for.

Leon W
Leon W30-04-2021
Google

Needed a few parts for my van a week ago kieran was very helpful and knowledgeable part fits and works thanks for the help highly recommended extremely professional and outstanding customer service

Adam Burkett
Adam Burkett18-03-2021
Google

Very happy with the service I received. Helpful and friendly, even changed the battery for me. Would try them for parts fist before anywhere else.

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander27-11-2020
Google

Honest, great communication, great prices. Friendly. I had a damaged catalytic converter from an attempted theft and Reclamet was the only company that had adequate communication and was not dodgy as most of the other scrap metal dealers seemed. So it was well-worth my drive from central London to Kent to get the £784 they paid me for the catalytic converter. Impressive :-)

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson27-11-2020
Google

Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small20-11-2020
Google

Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger20-11-2020
Google

Needed my car scrapped and used Scrap My Car, great service and fast turn around and got a good price too.

Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser15-11-2020
Google

I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

Justin Evans
Justin Evans11-11-2020
Google

Absolutely brilliant, needed some steel re-bar for a project, super friendly staff, let me pick out what I needed. Excellent, highly recommended. Will come back!

Bambi Sham
Bambi Sham11-11-2020
Google

Always go for puncture repairs, £10. Also do new and part worn tyres

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox11-11-2020
Google

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green11-10-2020
Google

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.

Connor
Connor11-09-2020
Google

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley11-08-2020
Google

Got new wheel for my fiat 500 less than third of price as another dealer, highly recommend

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant11-08-2020
Google

Bought a car from them no problems at all highly recommend to all.

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly11-03-2020
Google

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

Vicky xxx
Vicky xxx11-02-2020
Google

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger11-12-2019
Google

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden11-12-2019
Google

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

Davina Holness
Davina Holness11-12-2018
Google

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer01-04-2018
Google

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