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Scrap Local is a trading name of Scrap Leads Ltd and is the UK’s largest scrapyard directory. Home to the most
reputable scrap metal dealers, vehicle recycling companies and vehicle breakers & dismantlers in the UK.

ScrapLocal FAQ’s

Why do I need Photo ID?

Due to the high volume of scrap metal thefts in the UK, the government decided to take action & enforced a new legislation on the scrap metal industry.

This was the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 – an Act of Parliament. The intent of the Act is to prevent metal theft that can be sold on for cash.

Acquiring Photo ID is a condition imposed on scrap metal dealers.

Can I scrap my car without a Log book?

Although having a log book is preferred, our partners and members can scrap your car without one. Providing you have:

Photo ID, Proof of ownership & the Vin & Registration number is intact. 

With this information, the scrapyard can perform a Vehicle ID check online and issue a Certificate of Destruction for you. 

Who Pays the best price for scrap metal?

Our Scrap Metal Prices page lists the National average scrap metal prices throughout the UK. Prices in your area can vary, but this page can give you an indication of where the prices should be.

If you would like us to find you the BEST PRICES for your scrap metal – make an enquiry here: Scrap My Metal Prices.

Do you offer free collection?

SCRAP CARS – YES!

Scrap Local offers a FREE SCRAP CAR COLLECTION SERVICE Nationwide for all makes, models, ages and conditions of vehicles – not just cars!

SCRAP METAL – MAYBE!

Due to the many different scrap metal grades, quantities, sizes and even frequencies, offering a FREE scrap metal service nationwide isn’t always feasible/possible.

Your local scrap metal dealer may offer a free collection for residential properties and for large, frequent contracted collections.

Enquire on our Scrap Metal Collections page or contact a scrapyard using our scrapyard directory.

Where is your main depot?

Scrap Local is an independent directory of scrap metal dealers in the UK & sources the most reputable, highest paying, local scrapyards throughout the UK to collect scrap metal and scrap vehicles on our behalf.

Think of us as a scrap price comparison website with the best contacts in the industry and most up-to-date information on scrap metal dealers in the UK.

We are here to help you get the best deal possible.

Do you pay cash?

As mentioned, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (an Act from UK Parliament) It is illegal to pay or receive cash for scrap metal in the UK.

Some providers pay cash for cars if it is purchased as “spares or repairs", is “road worthy" and “has a valid MOT", but the reputable dealers in the UK pay via immediate bank transfer (which is the modern day cash) apply credit to a pre-pay mastercard or pay via cheque. Some of our scrap dealers have on-site cash converters that will convert your cheque to cash on site for a small fee.

You should always do business with a scrapyard who pays via bank transfer or cheque where possible.

Are there limits to what i can scrap?

Our members and Scrap Local Partners will purchase any quantity of metal from you.

However, there are certain things that for environmental purposes and Health& Safety purposes that require different methods of recycling.

Such as radioactive materials, Hazardous waste, refrigeration units and CRT monitors. Most things can be recycled – but some items accrue charges for proper disposal.

See what items are banned from scrapyards and why.

Do I need a License to Scrap Metal?

Not to weigh in at a local scrap dealer’s scrapyard – No.

However, to be legal in carrying and transporting the waste – This depends on the kind of metal you are recycling.

Waste Types:

To transport regular amounts of metal waste you will need to obtain a Waste Carriers License. Hazardous waste such as scrap lead acid batteries and catalytic converters require a Hazardous Waste carriers license to transport.

Household Customer:

If you are a household customer and are recycling your household scrap there are no licenses required to scrap your metals.

Scrap Collectors:

If you are a scrap collector or itinerant collector – you will need to apply with your local council for a Scrap Metal Collectors License.

Business Customer:

If you are a producer of metal waste – i.e. Tradesman, mechanic etc. You may need a Waste Carriers License. It isn’t a legal requirement for us to take copies of this from you, this is just a requirement for you. If you are a site that produces large quantities of metal waste, you may be required to hold a waste holders license. These can be obtained from the Environment Agency.

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