Scrap Metal Prices in the UK

What are the current scrap metal prices in the UK?

Scrap metal prices are continually changing as salvaged material is a product that demonstrations similarly to oil or some other common asset. The cost will fluctuate dependent on gracefully and request, cash changes and different variables. Different metal evaluations will all bring different prices to the UK metal market.

Scrap metal prices in the UK change every day, so it’s regularly hard to build up an expected figure of what your salvaged material is worth. To assist you with estimating your metal, please call today for current valuing. Additionally, on the off chance that you need assistance ordering your metal, at that point, please connect, and we can help.

Scrap vehicles, extra copper piping and wiring and even broken apparatuses, for example, cookers and clothes washers, are ultimately viewed as salvaged material. Salvaged material costs in the UK differ day by day, so before you head to your local scrap yard to sell your salvaged material, it could be a smart thought to check salvaged material costs.

Best scrap metal prices in the UK.

The price of salvaged metal trades just like any other market does in the UK. The spot value you may get for your salvaged materials today could be through and through various tomorrow. The UK salvaged material costs are furthermore spoken to by regional and local demand, so the prices in London can be not quite the same as the costs in Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester.

What type of metals do scrap yards buy?

All scrap yards purchase non-ferrous and ferrous metals.

Different Grades of Scrap Metal

Grade 1: These types of scrap metal do not have any other alloy types associated with them. To be classed as grade 1, the metal must be of specific dimensions and should not be in any way corroded. Grade 1 metal is generally classed as being pure.

Grade 2: Contrary to grade 1 examples of scrap, grade 2 consists of alloys in addition to the primary material. Like grade 1, grade 2 should also not be corroded or mixed with other non-alloy materials.

Other Types: In addition to the above two types, castings and sheets are specialist types of scrap metal that can be worth more than more generic forms of metal.

Scrap metal recycling prices UK.

There is a broad scope of advantages of reusing salvaged material in the UK. It would not be exclusively able to make you some additional money. It likewise dramatically encourages us to keep the planet clean. We don’t have to scour our world for different materials on the off chance that we reuse them again and again. Salvaged material can be reused on many occasions, sparing a considerable number of pounds worth of vitality. However, UK scrap yards also help guarantee that the entirety of our metal utilising enterprises have the materials to continue running without permitting the whole of the significant salvaged material pieces to be winding up in a landfill.

Types of metals you can sell as scrap.

In the UK and many other countries, scrap is broken down into subdivisions, ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals. Different types of scrap metal will usually be accepted by scrap yards, and these are detailed more thoroughly below:

  • Types of machinery from industrial facilities.
  • Metallic waste products from commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Motor vehicles including cars, motorbikes, trucks, vans, and more.

Examples of ferrous scrap metals we buy include various types of iron and steel. You will find ferrous metals located within ordinary UK households, such as appliances and utensils. 

Examples of non-ferrous scrap metals that we buy include (these are the most popular forms) copper, aluminium, brass and more.

Numerous individuals in the UK are unconscious of the boundless accessibility of scrap metal sellers who are uncommonly quick to buy scrap metal each day. While most UK scrap yards have explicit guidelines for every particular kind of scrap metal, on the off chance that you meet these, at that point, it couldn’t be simpler to transform your materials into an extraordinary value utilising our scrap metal costs above.

A few instances of the best metals to sell at total costs per ton/kg in the UK incorporate aluminium, various kinds of cabling, radiators, wheels, expulsion, sheets, castings, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Essentially for copper, there is cabling, loops, wires and a wide range of sorts of combinations as well.

As should be obvious, deciding the sort of scrap you have can be a tangled issue that is off-putting for most individuals. Nonetheless, it is conceivable to rake in tons of cash when you move beyond this progression by taking each piece to the UK scrap metal yard.

Why you should sell your scrap metal.

Recycling scrap metal in the UK can give various advantages; financially, altruistically, and earth. While many may be worried about getting the best costs for their scrap metal, they disregard the benefits of recycling scrap metal proposals for the planet.

Scrap metal prices are unmistakably a major drawing factor for individuals hoping to bring in additional cash from their scrap metal in the UK. You will profit your neighbourhood network by giving metals to scrap yards as the scrap yard will likewise pick up income following the metals recycling. This way, this is then spent on the advancement of your locale.

As I referenced already, scrap metal recycling diminishes the prerequisite for mining metals somewhere else on the planet to help the expanding interest for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. What’s more, recycling likewise forestalls landfill destinations over the UK from getting stopped up with squander metal – instead, it very well may be used over and over.

Sell your scrap metal to us.

At Reclamet, we have long-standing relationships with our customers, which is a testament to our excellent service based on competitive price quotes, efficiency, and honesty. We also handle all scrap metals responsibly and in compliance with relevant legislation.

Who do we buy metals from?

We buy from anyone who has scrap metal, including the general public, local businesses, manufacturers, other scrap metal merchants, demolition, construction, contractors, organisations, service providers and government bodies.

How to sell your scrap metal?

Call into our yard. You don’t need an appointment.

If you have a large volume of metal and are interested in finding out about our collection service, contact us to discuss, or send your enquiry via our contact form, and we’ll give you a call.

Do I need to bring documentation with me?

Since the Scrap Metal Dealers Act in 2013, all scrap metal buyers, including mobile collectors, must ask you for proof of your photo ID and address, which must be dated no older than three months. A UK photo driving licence is the most straightforward form of identification, but if you want to use another type of ID, check here to find out more.

If you are scrapping a vehicle, bring the V5C registration document if you have it available, we can still scrap the car without it, but it makes it easier. 

As a licensed ATF, we can send you a certificate of destruction, CoD, to prove that you’re no longer the registered owner of the vehicle.

What you will need:

  • A bank account or a BREAD card (we can issue if required)

Identification, which can either be:

  • A valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland Photocard Driving Licence
  • A valid UK or EEA state Passport and a utility bill (not mobile phone), building society or bank statement, credit or debit card statement, council tax demand letter or statement which is no more than three months old.

What will happen on-site?

The entire process of coming into the site, weighing your vehicle on the weighbridge, reporting to the office, unloading your car and re-weighing your vehicle on exit will be the same as it’s always been. Nothing will change in this process.

For all casual customers, i.e., non-account customers, we will continue to ask you for proof of ID. This identity will be retained and copied with our records of the transaction.

Payment options:

Electronic bank transfer / BREAD payment or cheque.

Call Reclamet, The scrap car and metal specialists you can rely on:

Call: 01843 823554 / 01843 823224

Reclamet – The Recycling Centre
Woodchurch Road,
Woodchurch, Birchington,
Thanet, Kent,
England. CT7 0HL

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Reclamet reviews

Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

adrian burford
adrian burford2021-07-31

Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
Albert Snelson2021-07-31

Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani2021-07-31

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading2021-06-30

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 Gregory2021-06-30

Good price for scrap metal.

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

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg2021-05-31

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

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien2021-04-30

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

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie2021-04-30

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 Smith2021-04-30

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

chris obrien
chris obrien2021-04-30

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

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison2021-04-30

Fantastic service. Recommended.


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

luke stevens
luke stevens2021-04-30

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 Missy2021-04-30

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 W2021-04-30

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould2021-04-30

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 Burkett2021-03-18

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 Johnson2020-11-27

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 Alexander2020-11-27

Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small2020-11-20

Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger2020-11-20

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

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox2020-11-11

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 Sham2020-11-11

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 Evans2020-11-11

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green2020-10-11

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.


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

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley2020-08-11

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

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant2020-08-11

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

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly2020-03-11

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 xxx2020-02-11

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden2019-12-11

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger2019-12-11

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 Holness2018-12-11

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer2018-04-01

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