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Your trusted scrap metal partner 

With over 80 years of scrap metal expertise, we make selling your ferrous and non-ferrous waste as easy and accurate as it can be. 

Drop off or collection 

With nationwide sites across the UK you can drop off your scrap metal material or we can provide nationwide container, skip hire and collection services using our FORS Gold accredited fleet and extensive rail links. 

Both commercial customers and members of the public can visit our yards, which are set up for easy access and hassle-free scrap metal drop off.


You can find out more details about each of our locations on our contact page, and find all the contacts you need for selling your scrap metal. 

Every customer matters

We offer all our customers, large and small, the same excellent customer service, competitive pricing and a duty of care, so that you know your scrap metal is being handled within a safe and regulated environment. 

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Containers and skip hire

For regular or longer-term metal collections of up to 15,000kg we can provide containers for your sites with scheduled deliver and collection times. Any larger collections can be arranged in advanced when required. 

Our full range of our nationwide container hire can be found here.

Speak to our buying team for a quote

What do we buy?

We buy all types of ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal. 

This includes all grades of ferrous such as iron and steel and non-ferrous metal such as brass, lead, aluminium, zorba, which comes from a variety of sources. 

It could be end of life waste electrical appliances and white goods, rail track and rolling stock, cables and wires, demolition or construction waste or end of life vehicles, catalytic converters and batteries. 

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous Metals

Ward is among the UK’s largest independent Ferrous metal recyclers, processing in excess of 500,000 tonnes annually.

Non-Ferrous Metal

Non-Ferrous Metal

Ward is a competitive buyer and seller of all non-ferrous metals. We buy all copper, stainless steel and aluminium grades, as well as brasses, phosphor bronze and gun metal.

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