Types Of Scrap Metal You Can Sell To Scrap Yards

In the UK and other countries scrap is generally broken down into different categories, ferrous metals and non ferrous metals.

There are other types of scrap metal that will usually be accepted by scrap yards, these are detailed more thoroughly below: 

Types of machinery from industrial facilities.
Metallic waste produce from industrial facilities.
Non-functional motor vehicles including motorbikes, cars, vans, trucks and more.

Examples of ferrous scrap metals scrap yards will pay top prices for include various types of iron and steel. These types of metal are regularly located within ordinary uk household appliances and utensils. All in all you will find that recycling ferrous scrap will usually return substantially lower scrap metal prices than non ferrous scrap. Do not let this put you off recycling these types of metals because it is still possible to make a good amount of money from it.

Examples of non ferrous scrap metals that UK Scrap Yards will be more than willing to buy include (these are the most popular forms) copper, aluminium, brass, tin, steel and more. 

Many people in the UK are completely unaware of the widespread availability to scrap metal vendors who are exceptionally keen to purchase scrap metal every single day. While most UK scrap yards have specific standards for each individual type of scrap metal, if you meet these then it couldn't be easier to turn your materials into a great price using our scrap metal prices above. 

Some examples of the best metals to sell for top prices per tonne/kg in the uk include aluminium; a number of different types of cabling, radiators, wheels, extrusion, sheets, castings and more. Similarly for copper there is cabling, coils, wires and a variety of different types of alloys too.

As you can see, determining the type of scrap that you possess can be off putting for the majority of people. However, once you get past this step it is possible to make a lot of cash by taking each piece of scrap metal you have to a UK scrap metal yard.