What is a metal scrap yard?

A scrap yard for metal items pays competitive fees for ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals, as well as scrap vehicles that are no longer roadworthy. Recycling metals is big business, it can be a good way to earn people a bit of extra cash by selling metals to a recycler, the process of recycling is also good for the environment too. If you don’t know how a scrap yard works, what the scrap metal recycling process involves and what you should do when you arrive at a scrap yard, then please read on, the information we give will help you visit a scrap metal yard.

Who tends to frequent scrap yards?

A typical scrap yard customer will be metal merchants that buy and sell scrap metal, or tradesmen such as electricians, plumbers, builders and other contractors who may work with or come into close contact with metals on a daily basis. Tradesmen may have scrap metal left over from a project or they may have found unused metals that can be recycled for a better use.  Additionally, some homeowners may venture to scrap yards to recycle metallic appliances, piping and cabling that may crop up following a DIY renovation such as a new kitchen or bathroom.

What happens in a scrap yard?

Tradesmen, homeowners and merchants visit scrap yards to recycle metals and get paid by type and weight of the metals they have. Metal merchants will buy metal materials for processing and recycling, this recycled metal will help make new products. The value of each metal is dependant on what type of metal it is and its weight at point of sale.

Most scrap yards will categorise their metals into three areas: non-ferrous, ferrous and electronics, which incorporate the following:

Non-ferrous metals

Ferrous metals

Electronics

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver

Where are scrap yards often located?

You will tend to discover metal scrap yards in urban and suburban areas, both in close proximity to locations of heavy industry and near sizeable housing estates with easy road access for homeowners. Making the recycling process more convenient, helps to achieve higher recycling rates, we help serve Thanet and the surrounding areas of Kent in helping tradesmen, businesses and residential customers having a easy way to recycle, save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

As scrap yards recycle road vehicles as well as metals, the size of machinery required to store and process materials for recycling means scrap yards need to be a considerable size. Reclamet’s processing facility can be found at Woodchurch Road, Woodchurch, Birchington, Kent, England. CT7 OHL.

Reclamet Local Car Scrap Yard
Scrap Metal Recycling - What is a Metal Scrap Yard

Google Reviews

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. 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

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

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

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

Really helpful

eddie fisher
eddie fisher30-06-2021
Google

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 Trigg31-05-2021
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

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

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

Top service

alex milham
alex milham30-04-2021
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

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

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trustpilot Reviews

Google Reviews

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. 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

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

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

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

Really helpful

eddie fisher
eddie fisher30-06-2021
Google

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 Trigg31-05-2021
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

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

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

Top service

alex milham
alex milham30-04-2021
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

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

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trustpilot Reviews