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frequently asked questions

You will find answers to our most common inquiries below. If you need more information, just get in touch, we will be happy to help. 

What is scrap metal?

In simple terms, scrap metal is the combination of waste metal and metallic material and any other product that contains metal that is capable of being recycled.

Examples of what we accept are

  • Copper pipe

  • Brass taps

  • Kitchen sinks

  • Pots/pans


Do I need an account?

Yes, under the scrap metal dealers act 2013 it is a legal requirement to create an account at your local scrap yard using any of the following I.D

  • Passport

If using a passport, the utility bill will also be required for proof of address.

If using a driving licence, no other documents are required.

Do I need to be a business?

No, we accept scrap from both trade and domestic customers.

Do I need PPE to enter the yard?

All visitors to our yards are required to wear a high-vis vest and are advised to wear suitable footwear and gloves.

If you do not own a high-vis vest, you can borrow one from the weighbridge office. 

Am I getting a fair price for my scrap?

Yes, our prices change regularly.

Using our calibrated weighing systems, you can be assured that you are receiving the best prices H&S Metals can offer on the day.

How do I get paid?

The minimum payment is £10.00*

We offer a FREE same day payment via BACS or cheque.

We do NOT offer cash payments for scrap. 

*All tickets valued under £10.00 will be retained on customer accounts until the total of any outstanding tickets are valued over £10.00.

Please retain your unpaid tickets and speak to a member of staff if your unpaid tickets are valued over £10.00 and you require payment.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

What items are prohibited?

The following items are prohibited :

  • Fridges/Freezers

  • Beer Kegs

  • Dairy Trollies / Cages 

  • Sealed Cylinders

  • Safes

  • TVs

  • Asbestos containing materials

  • Live Ordnance

  • Radioactive Materials

  • CFC’s Chlorofluorocarbons / PCB’s (Polychlorinated biphenyls)

  • Lithium Batteries
  • Spring Mattresses
  • Electric Scooters


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