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Why recycle scrap metal?

It takes far less energy to recycle metal rather than mine, purify and shape it.

Recycling metals also helps preserve key resources.

What is scrap metal used for?

Scrap metals such as aluminum, copper, steel, brass, and iron can be reused many times to make many new products, such as:

  • Construction – roads and bridges
  • Manufacturing – cars and aircraft
  • Containers
  • New and stronger metals
  • Furniture and fittings

Who collects scrap metal?

Ward Recycling can offer metal collection services throughout the UK.

How much is scrap metal worth?

It depends on the type of metal and other conditions, including:

  • Market Price
  • Location
  • Time of year
  • Demand

Why do scrap metal prices change?

Like all commodities, metal prices change with supply and demand, and the cost of production.

What scrap metal can be recycled?

As specialist buyers of works arising materials, we buy all grades of ferrous metals including heavy engineering grade carbon steels, through to lighter gauge mild steels and punching’s.

What identification do I need to scrap metal?

If you wish to dispose of your metal at one of our site, please remember to bring evidence of identity which is required from all persons disposing of metal for payment. Accepted forms of identity include a UK photocard driving licence, a UK passport or an original passport from any nationality, or official national identity card.

How can I get a fair price for my scrap metal?

Our integrity is of paramount importance to us. All materials are weighed on our own fully calibrated electronic public weighbridges.

Scrap metal for sale

Ward Recycling are among the UK’s largest independent Ferrous metal recyclers, processing in excess of 5000 tonnes per week.

Scrap metal near me

Wherever your business and however you operate, Ward Recycling has the resources to maximise the efficiency with which you buy, sell*, or manage your scrap metal.

*Please note this is for business use only. We don’t sell to domestic customers at this time.

Who buys scrap metal in the Midlands?

Ward have been processing and recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals for over sixty years. Complete our contact form or speak to one of our waste management specialists on 0345 337 00 00.

Scrap metal in Derbyshire

Ward offer a fast and friendly service, with competitive prices, six days a week.

Find us at:

Griffon Road, Ilkeston DE7 4RF


Moira Road, Woodville, Swadlincote DE11 8DG


Scrap metal in Chesterfield

Find us at:

Newbridge Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield S41 9HY


Metal, it’s in our blood!

Ward offer competitive prices, years of experience, excellent service and a range of collection services.

Contact our Professional Services team on 0345 337 0000 to discuss your waste management needs.