Whether you’re a tradesperson, business or homeowner, recycling scrap metal is an easy and convenient way to make a little extra money and, of course, has tremendous benefits to the environment as well.
If you’re trading in scrap metal for the first time, you may be unsure of where to go and how to get the best value for your scrap. Here’s what you need to know before trading scrap metal in for the first time;
Where to take your scrap metal
The scrap metal industry is tightly regulated in the UK, and those laws are in place to protect you, so it is essential that you look for a licensed waste transfer station.
Singleton’s Scrap Metal is also a Government Authorised Treatment Facility for Scrap Cars and a member of the British Metals Recycling Association so we offer additional peace of mind and the reassurance that you will get the best possible price when trading your scrap in at our yard in Manchester.
Get the best price for your scrap
Metal prices fluctuate often, so be wary of companies that advertise standard prices on their websites as this often means that you won’t get the best deal. It’s a great idea to get in touch with the scrap dealer and ask for an up-to-date price.
How will you be paid for your scrap metal
When deciding where to take your scrap metal, you should also look into how the scrap yard will make payment to you.
It is illegal to make cash payments for scrap metal and this is another reason why it is much safer to deal only with a licensed scrap metal dealer. Fortunately, there are alternatives to cash payments which still allow you to receive your payment instantly. For example, at Singleton’s in Manchester you may be able to register for one of our Tuxedo cards; the payment is instantly credited to your Tuxedo card and you can withdraw your cash from an ATM straight away.
For more advice, take a look at these handy guides which will help you get the best value for your scrap metal:
If you would like a quote for your scrap metal, then please feel free to give us a call on 0161 220 8058 or drop by our scrapyard on Wolverton Street in Manchester.Back to all blog posts