Scrap Metal Collection London & Surrey – Simvic


Unit 4, Ford Road,
Chertsey, KT16 8HG

Yard Prices as of January 1, 2024 - Scrap metal prices

All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Please Note: The following information represents Simvic yard buying prices. For information on high-volume or long-distance purchases, please call us immediately at 0776-363-0404.

Scrap Metal prices, please see update information for scrap metals including:
Scrap copper,copper pipes, copper mix, bright wire, scrap cables, household, armored cables, data cables, brass, lead, aluminum, stainless steel, steel, zinc, iron, batteries, electric motors etc.

Current Scrap Metal Prices

Price per kg (£) From


Date Updated

Dry Bright Cu Wire





Clean Flat Electro Cu





New Cu Tube 





Greasy Bright Wire 




98% Heavy Cu 





Copper Cylinders 





Copper Braziery 




Clean Pyro 





PVC Pyro 





Mixed Brass 





Ali/Cu Rads





Household Cable





Low-Grade Cable 





Clean HE9 





Ali Wheels 





Old Rolled Ali





Irony Ali





18/8 Stainless Solids 





316 Stainless Solids 





Zinc Sheet 





Electric Motors 










Lead/Acid Batteries 





Light Iron



£70 Per Ton


Heavy Iron 



£120 Per Ton


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What exactly is scrap Metal?

The term “Scrap Metal” describes any metal that has been discarded and will be reused, recycled, or disposed of. Everything from used automobiles and appliances to construction debris and outdated electronics falls into this category. Everything from aluminium cans to copper pipes to steel beams to gold and silver jewellery can be considered scrap metal. Many items, including automobiles, home appliances, and even structures, can be made from scrap metal. Many people need to recognise the value of scrap metal and toss away their old computers, wiring, pipelines, vehicles, and cans without thinking about the money they may have made. Aluminium, copper, iron, lead, catalytic converters, and Batteries are the most often used types of scrap metal. Let’s explore scrap metal types:
  • Ferrous metals: Magnetic and iron-based, these metals have some interesting properties. Steel and iron are two common examples.
  • Non-ferrous metals: These materials lack the magnetic properties of iron-based metals since they have no such element. Materials like copper, brass, aluminium, and bronze are good examples.
  • Precious metals: In addition to its many other valuable applications, this metal is frequently seen in jewellery and high-tech gadgets. Precious metals like silver, gold and platinum are a few examples.
  • Heavy metals: These metals are extremely dense and substantial. Metallic elements like lead, zinc, and Nickel are good examples.

LME Prices

The LME prices refers to the London Metal Exchange price, which is a globally recognized benchmark for the price of various metals, including aluminum, copper, nickel, tin, and zinc. The LME sets daily prices based on the trading activity of futures contracts for these metals. These prices are widely used as reference prices in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, and finance. The LME price is influenced by various factors such as supply and demand, economic growth, and geopolitical events. The exchange provides a transparent and efficient platform for the trading of metal derivatives, allowing for price discovery and risk management for participants. The LME prices are updated regularly, providing market participants with up-to-date information on the value of these metals. Understanding the LME price is important for those involved in the metal industry, as it can provide valuable insights into the current market conditions and future trends.


Aluminium metal with a silvery grey appearance has several useful properties. It’s nonmagnetic, spark-free, and lightweight. There are three distinct varieties of aluminum:

1. Cast Aluminium

  • Heating aluminium to very high temperatures results in the creation of cast aluminium. After the molten aluminium is shaped, it is cooled and used to make a wide range of items.
  • Aluminium casting alloys provide a wide range of benefits, including excellent castability.
  • Cast aluminium is commonly used to make cookware and outdoor furniture.

2. Extruded Aluminium

  • Extruded aluminium is aluminium that has been formed by forcing it through a die.
  • Depending on the grade of aluminium it is made from, the scrap metal price for extruded aluminium might vary widely (5000, 6061, 6063 series)
  • Extruded aluminium constitutes the market for c.50% of total extruded metal items and is substantially utilised.

3. Aluminum cans

When people think of recycling aluminium, they have cans in mind.

  • Aluminum Cans have a greater rate of recycling than other beverage containers.
  • They are inexpensive and frequently utilised in producing beverage and food containers.
  • Compared to other forms of scrap aluminium, their value is low because of their abundance.

4. Dirty Aluminium

  • Steel, rubber, or plastic-attached aluminium is dirty aluminium.
  • Lead weights and steel bolts make goods “dirty.” You won’t get the “good price” for “clean” metal if scrap yards find non-aluminium stuff mixed in.

5. Aluminium Turnings

  • Aluminum shavings are a byproduct of the metal’s production and are, therefore, a low-grade form of the metal.
  • Despite their generally poorer grade, differences still make it vital to receive a scrap metal price from your local dealer.


When it comes to recycling and scrap metal, Copper is among the most valuable metals you can find. Copper is typically subdivided into the following:

1. Bare Bright Copper

  • Bare bright copper is the most sought-after kind of copper scrap.
  • When it comes to copper, this is the most expensive option.
  • The term “bare bright” describes an uncoated or unalloyed metal.
  • Any reference to “wire” or “cable” means something at least 1/16 inch in diameter.
  • Copper #1 is the purest and most highly sought-after variety of metals.

2. Copper #1

  • #1 copper is the second-most lucrative grade of copper.
  • This type of copper resembles bare bright copper but has light oxidation.
  • Bus bars, clippings, and bare copper tubing without insulation, paint, or solder are all examples of the scrap components that make up this grade.

3. Copper #2

  • We classify as “Copper #2” any scrap metal with a shabby, unclean appearance. This class includes only materials with a copper concentration between 94% and 96%.
  • The requirements for this grade include that the wire is uninsulated and less than a sixteenth inch in diameter.
  • This pure copper can be plated if desired (paint or any other coating other than insulation).

4. Copper Tanks

  • Essentially acting as boilers, copper tankers are integral to any industrial infrastructure.
  • These boilers are often older models and can weigh 30 kg or more, making them a good investment. The perfect item to seek and sell for profit

5. Braziery Copper

  • At 95% copper purity, this is one of the lowest-grade types of copper available; however, it does not include any Iron, and thus it can be soldered or painted.

6. Copper Insulated Wire #1

  • Copper wire that has not been coated or alloyed without insulation would be considered Copper #1.
  • Thicker than +16 g on the thickness gauge.
  • Copper must be recovered at a rate of at least 70%.

6. Copper Insulated Wire #2

  • This is bare copper wire, often known as Copper No. 2, without any protective coating.
  • These types of insulation include double-layer materials or plastic.
  • A normal thickness gauge reading is -16.
  • Commonly found in residential dwellings’ conventional electronic wiring,


Brass, which has a high amount of copper and other metals like zinc, tin, and lead, is a common metal and one of the world’s oldest alloys. The two types of brass are:

1. Clean brass

  • Clean brass is exactly what it sounds like; it does not contain any other metals or polymers. However, there is no need to worry; trace amounts of other metals (in the form of minuscule percentages) are acceptable in brass.
  • This will dramatically affect the worth of your brass, and your local supplier will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate.

2. Mixed Brass

Mixed Brass is brass that also contains other metals, glass, or plastic.

The Different Grades of Brass Scrap

  • Red Brass Scrap
  • Yellow Brass Scrap
  • Brass Shell Cases Scrap
  • Hard Brass Scrap
  • Brass Turnings

Stainless steel

Stainless steel, an iron alloy, is impervious to oxidation and corrosion. It can be classified into

1. 316 stainless steel

  • Strong and long-lasting 316 stainless steel is an austenitic chromium and nickel alloy.
  • This is much like 18/8 stainless steel, except that it has 2% molybdenum instead of 10% nickel.
  • Because it is inert to water and humidity, this metal is commonly used in appliances that handle food, ships, and laboratories.

2. 18-8 stainless steel

  • 18-8 stainless steel is a stainless steel grade. To clarify, 18 indicates the presence of Chromium, and 8 indicates the presence of Nickel (so there is 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel).
  • The exceptional corrosion resistance of 18-8 stainless steel is well recognised.

3. 304 Stainless Steel

  • The alloy is quite simple.
  • This material is not magnetic and cannot be heat-treated.
  • The stainless steel we use won’t rust, but it will tarnish with time.

Some miscellaneous scrap metals to consider:

  • Some other metals to consider as scrap include:


Lead, can be found in many everyday items, including buildings, pipes, and even weaponry.
  • Take extreme precautions! Be cautious when working with lead because lead poisoning is a genuine risk.


  • Scrap metal can include common home objects like cast iron pots and pans, lawnmowers, backyard swings, and iron railings. Additionally, iron is frequently used to create outdoor furniture.

PB Batteries:

Lead-acid batteries, are quite popular since they are commonly used in automobiles to energize electronics.

Electric motors:

  • In addition to their widespread use in washing machines and alternators, electric motors will be found in many other everyday appliances.
  • Copper wire is abundant in electric motors.
  • However, the pricing might change quite a little depending on the metals incorporated into the engine.
  • They are often made of copper, but aluminum is also a possibility.

White Goods:

  • Home appliances considered “White Goods” include ranges (British: cookers), fridges, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.
  • The value of your scrap metal collection can be increased by including broken white items, which homeowners often toss away.
It makes no difference whether these metals come from a home or a business, as long as they have been lawfully acquired. The majority of scrap metal buyers will pay you cash when you drop off your metal. However, scrap metal dealers (Act 2013) are not allowed to pay cash and often have the highest pricing. It’s probably best to give the organisation a call ahead of time to schedule a drop-off time and negotiate payment.