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Customers dropping off scrap metal items

We welcome all customers at our yards. Whether you are a business or member of the public, you can call in to any of our sites at any time during opening hours and speak to our knowledgeable staff – no appointment necessary.


The first step is to find a yard. We operate over 65 scrap metal yards across the UK and 58 of these are open to the public. See here to find a yard near you and check what type of materials they are able to receive. For general guidance on the items that EMR can and can’t receive, see here


If it’s your first visit to EMR you will need to register for an account before we can weigh your scrap. Come to Reception on arrival, where our team will be happy to help. You will need to bring in some registration ID - see here to find out what forms of ID we accept.

Remember, if it is three months or more since you last showed us your proof of address, please bring some along to the yard when you come. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 states that in order to pay you for your metal, we need to check your proof of address every three months.


Once you’ve registered with us, head to the relevant area of the yard to weigh in your metal – these should be clearly identified as Ferrous, Non-ferrous or Scrap Vehicles.

Ferrous metals are those containing iron – a magnet is usually a good way to identify them – if the magnet sticks, the chances are it’s ferrous.

Non-ferrous metals is a term used to describe everything else that isn’t ferrous, such as copper, brass, lead, aluminium and a large number of other metal types.

If you have a car to scrap, please bring the V5C registration document if you have it available (although we can still scrap the car without it). As an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), we can send you a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) to prove that you’re no longer the registered keeper of the vehicle.

If you want more information on these categories, see here. If you’re still unsure what category your items fall under, simply drop into Reception on your arrival and someone will point you in the right direction.

Unusual or oversized load? Please advise your local yard before you arrive so that they can best assist you on arrival. Additionally, some of our yards can offer collections depending on the amount of metal you have. If you have larger volumes of metal and are interested in finding out about our collection service, see here to contact your local yard, or send your enquiry via our contact form here.


We offer highly competitive prices calculated on the weight and grade of your metal as well as the worldwide markets (this is because metal is a commodity). We can offer you a choice of payments, including cheque and bank transfer.

For a small fee, most of our yards can also cash the cheques we give you on-site, so you can access your money even quicker. If you want to cash your cheque, you will need photo ID and a separate proof of address. Please see here to find out what forms of ID we can accept in order to cash your cheque.

Don’t worry about handing over your details and ID: as part of a well-established, international company, we take data protection seriously and have all the systems in place to ensure that your details are kept safe.