There are many different grades of scrap metal. Once everyday items reach the end of their usable lifespan, it’s time to recycle them. We buy items that are either made of metal or have a large amount of metal in them. We then process them to international specifications, ready for export.
Steel, Lead, Aluminium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel etc are found in many different products which you come across every day.
When we use the term “clean” to describe scrap metal, it means it’s free of contaminants and within the required specification.
The general rule of thumb is “the purer the metal = the higher the value”.
Listed below are some of the products we buy. If you have any questions, please contact us!
Miscellaneous Copper including hot water cylinders, guttering, kettles and plumbing scrap. A nominal amount (less than 5%) of brass and non-metallics is acceptable. Should be free of iron, grease and dirt.
Electrical wiring covered in plastic insulation. The value is determined by the amount of Copper recovery in the material. The less insulation, plugs and fittings- the higher the value. Includes car looms, household electrical wiring, extension leads, mains cable offcuts etc.
Scrap Aluminium material, generally household scrap. Includes ladders, pots and pans, paneling, painted sheet, joinery, corrugated roofing, number plates, outdoor furniture etc. Should be free from excessive steel and other contaminants.
Mixed metals is a low grade of scrap including Aluminium, Copper, Stainless Steel which is contaminated with steel or other metals. Includes machines, gearboxes, Irony Aluminium engine parts etc. Must be free of excessive dirt, oil and grease.