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We buy pretty much all kinds of scrap metal. 

This is includes all sorts of ferrous metal like steel and iron and non-ferrous metals such as copper, zinc, lead, aluminium and brass.

We buy scrap metal, process it one of our metal processing facilities and sell it onto to businesses all over the world to be used to make new things. 

Anyone 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. 

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Ward is an authorised treatment facility (ATF) which means we have permitted sites for carrying out and treating waste electrical and electronic wastes.

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Scrap Metal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why recycle scrap metal?

Recycling metals helps preserve key natural resources. It takes far less energy to recycle metal rather than mine, purify and shape it from raw materials. 

What is scrap metal used for?

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

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

Who collects scrap metal?

Ward 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
  • Economic conditions
  • Political situations

Why do scrap metal prices change?

Like all commodities, metal prices change with supply and demand, the cost of production and are influenced by political and global events.

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 punchings.

What identification do I need to show 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.

Ward has been processing and recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals for over 80 years. Complete our contact form or speak to one of our waste management specialists on 0345 337 00 00 for more details about scrap metal.