Winter is coming. Check your car battery


British winter weather is looming, and for most of us, the de-icer spray and microfiber windscreen cloths are out in force already. But when exactly is the right time to check that your car is up to scratch to deal with the winter weather? One main area of your car you need to keep an eye on is its battery.

Read more

Scrap your old car. The environment will love you!


There are a lot of factors to consider when scrapping your old car… Is it still in working condition? How old is it? How much does it weigh? The list goes on. At least one thing is for certain, when you scrap your car with CJ Metals, we make this process a lot easier for you, and we benefit the environment at the same time! Here are just a few ways you are helping the environment when you scrap your car with us.

Read more

Why a Skip is your Best Friend when Removing Scrap Metal


CJ Metals have a range of skips designed to handle small, medium and large loads of scrap metal. Whether you’re having an end of summer clear out, a long overdue revamp of appliances or have an office full of metal objects that need to be disposed of, we have you covered. As well as disposing of your unwanted goods, there are plenty more benefits to hiring a CJ Metals skip.

Read more

Reap the Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling


Recycling and being environmentally friendly is becoming increasingly important to society. It’s also beneficial to consumers as it meets the goals of cost reduction, efficient management of limited resources and reduces landfill utilisation.

Read more

Scrap and Save with CJ Metals this summer


I’m sure we can all agree that we are ready for the summer season to be in full swing! If you’re planning on treating yourself to some new garden essentials, such as a barbecue, lawn mower or patio furniture, then make sure you recycle your old ones first! They could earn you a nice bit of extra cash to put towards your stylish new replacements!

Read more

Why a Breakers Yard is better for your Bank


We all know that cars are expensive, whether it’s paying the insurance, petrol or diesel, MOT’s, servicing or new parts. How many times has your beloved banger let you down over the years?

Read more

10 Fun Facts about Recycling!


We thought we’d enlighten you with 10 fun facts about recycling metals. Not only is it great for the environment but there are lots of other benefits too!

Read more

Take a WEEE Look into the World of Recycling Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment


WEEE stands for Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment. It applies to all end-of-life electrics, (essentially, anything with a plug or a battery). WEEE recycling has become an increasingly vital part of the waste recycling industry, and it’s something that we at CJ Metals are very passionate about. By helping businesses re-use and recycle as many of their electronic materials as possible, together we are minimising the negative effects of their disposal.

Read more

The Face Behind The Metal


CJ Metals recycling is one of Yorkshire’s finest scrap metal businesses. Established by Colin Sandham in July 2008, CJ Metals now operates across two locations in Keighley and Wakefield. The CJ Metal Recycling journey began with a strong family heritage within the scrap metal industry, which started in Bradford in the 1960’s. At the age of 18, David Sandham started working in the scrap metal industry and opened his first scrap yard once he had learnt the ropes.

Read more

How do we determine the value of scrap metal?


It can be confusing to understand the fluctuating value of scrap metals. However, below we’ve put together a list of some of the main factors to consider when scrapping metal for cash...

Read more

5 reasons why recycling your scrap metal can save the world


It has always been easier to recycle scraps of metal left over from other products, or from a production project, than it is to completely produce a new metal from scratch. Not only does it save time, but it also helps to preserve natural resources, and is so much better for the environment.

Read more

Ferrous Metals vs. Non-Ferrous Metals, What’s the Difference?


If you have just finished a project you might have some old metal appliances hanging around that you no longer need and that you’re ready to dispose of. It that is the case it’s important that you understand the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals, to help you divide them properly when it comes to scrapping the materials.

Read more

What are the benefits of recycling metal?


Recycling is a buzz word today, there’s an endless amount of news stories, TV programs and features all reporting the damage waste is doing to the planet. It’s so important that we think about our waste and how we can re-use it which is something that we at CJ metals have been doing for years.

Read more

Recycling Week 2018


September 24-30 is this year’s Recycle Week, and the theme is “Recyling. We do. Because it matters.” And the team here at CJ Metals couldn’t agree more.

Read more

When driving runs in the family


Yet again daredevils are pushing the limits of what cars can do as the world land speed record has been broken by Danny Thompson, who reached 448.757 mph in a 50-year-old car that had been used by his father in a previous attempt to break the record in 1968.

Read more



While we do accept all kinds of ferrous and non-ferrous metals for scrap, at CJ Metals we primarily recycle vehicles.

Read more
recycle vehicles

How do you tell Metals apart?


Here at CJ Metals, we deal with many different types of metal every single day and part of our job is to be able to identify all the different types of Metal.

Read more
Types of Metals

How to load your skip


Here are some tips that'll help you to fill your skip efficiently

Read more
Skip Hire

Ignore the rest – we’re the best!


CJ Metals is Yorkshire’s premier car scrapping organisation

Read more

Understanding scrapping terms


If you’ve read through our website or looked at one of our posts on Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen terms like ‘ferrous and non-ferrous’ or ‘ELVs’ and wondered what they could mean. Well at CJ Metals we’re more than happy to guide you through each step of the scrapping process, so let us explain a few of the phrases and words you may come across when you use our services.

Read more

Scrapping your car


At first scrapping your vehicle may seem to be pretty daunting: there could be a lot of paperwork, endless phone calls and emails about the process, and what if there are potential issues with collection? But with CJ Metals, it really couldn’t be any simpler.

Read more

Boost your finances by scrapping your car


After all the festive joys and inevitable overspending, the New Year is often the time of reckoning. Some will make a resolution to lose weight, or take up a gym membership, but here at CJ Metals we recommend you begin by getting your finances fit.

Read more

Don't give to landfill this Christmas


Christmas is one of the busiest but most fabulous times of year. With spending time with your loved ones, giving presents, eating food and enjoying all the festivities, it makes it very easy to forget about recycling.

Read more

Think about your recycling needs before you start your next project


If you’re planning a project and anticipate you may have a lot of rubbish, it’s important you think about what and how you are likely to dispose of it before you begin.

Read more

10 reasons why you should recycle your scrap metal


Recycling scrap metal is more important than many people may realise. Metal is used so frequently in our everyday lives that once it has served its purpose, we need to ensure we recycle responsibly, helping to protect the environment and save energy.

Read more



Here at CJ Metals we are proud of our certification as a registered Authorised Treatment Facility. This means that we can process End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) and produce the minimum amount of waste while doing as little harm to the environment as possible.

Read more

Let us help you make a new start with a skip


Although it’s sad to think about summer ending, there’s no reason to dread the back to school feeling, whether you’re a student or not! Instead of fretting over books and uniforms, why not turn your attention to your home?

Read more

Visit the breakers yard for the perfect fix


Have you got a car that’s stuck in the drive, which needs fixing but the cost will be more than its worth? Then, unfortunately, it may be time to get rid.

Read more

Is it time to scrap your diesel car?


With the election on everyone’s minds this month, we are all weighing up what is best for us, our lives and our country. Among important issues like health and education is the future of our environment.

Read more

Skip Your Way into Summer


As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, many of us will be looking to spruce up our outdoor spaces and give the interior of our homes a bit of a spring clean, ready for the summer.

Read more

An Old Banger Fit for Bond


It’s fair to say that most people are at a loss when it comes to their old banger. What do you do with it? Where do you take it? How do you make room for a new car?

Read more

CJ Metals’ Top Tips for Car Care


We all complain about how much a car costs to run, never mind replacing it with a new one! Here at CJ Metals, we are committed to the efficiency of your motor. That is why we have compiled a few handy tips for you to prolong the life of your car...

Read more

Having a Clear Out?


If you’re planning a big clear-out in the near future, then we at CJ Metals will be more than happy to help you de-clutter your home...

Read more

CJ Metals’ Tips and Tricks to Making Money off Your Scrap


When you’ve finished with your old gaming console or that toaster you got for Christmas back in 2006 that now just incinerates anything that gets near it, don’t just throw it in the bin; put that old metal to good use!

Read more

Car Parts


Most of us drive and we all know that running a car can be costly. When your car breaks down, or something goes wrong it can cause untold headaches. Find out how we can help you...

Read more

How to Load a Skip


Find out how to load your skip effectively...

Read more

Having a Clear Out?


Find out the best way to get rid of your stuff when having a clear out...

Read more

Why should we Recycle?


Recycling scrap metal is something that many of us don’t even consider and it can be advantageous! Find out how it can benefit you...

Read more
Why Recycle

Thinking of Scrapping your Vehicle?


Want to scrap your car but not sure how? Here's our handy guide that will help you.

Read more

Recycling and the Environment


Unsure of what you can do to help the environment? We can help.

Read more
Recycling and the Environment

Have you been a victim of Yorkshire’s potholes?


Have you been a victim of Yorkshire's potholes and are in need of a new part? We could help.

Read more
Traffic Cone

Get your Garden Ready for Summer


Are you getting your garden ready for summer? We can helps with lots of hints and tips!

Read more
Summer Garden

Why scrapping your car is the way forward!


Need to get rid of your old car but not sure what your options are? Well we can help/!

Read more
Car Crushing

Driving green to keep the planet clean


Stats show that transport accounts for 23% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is quite a significant chunk, and with an estimated 31.7 million cars on the road, it’s hardly surprising. We’re not suggesting you should leave your car at home and make a ten mile commute to work on foot, but there’s a whole range of things that we can all do to reduce our emissions when driving.

Read more
Driving green

One man’s rubbish… The weirdest things ever found in skips!


Here’s a look at our favourite weird and wonderful things that have been discovered in skips around the UK!

Read more

Eat, drink, be merry and recycle!


Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year, but it’s also the most wasteful, with thousands of tons worth of unwanted food, wrapping, packaging and unwanted presents going to landfill every year.

Read more

WIN! A fantastic super car track day experience!


We’re giving one lucky winner the opportunity to get behind the wheel of not one, but three of the world’s greatest supercars, as part of a Red Letter Days driving experience.

Read more

Road Safety Week


Organised by charity, Brake, Road Safety Week aims to help teach young drivers about road safety. In support of this year’s campaign, we thought we would share our advice for drivers both young and old. Stop ignoring faults with your car!

Read more
Road Safety Week

The Scrap Process


Our infographic shows you the journey of a car as it enters our scrap process to show that everything that comes through the door is sold or recycled.

Read more
The Scrap Process

Scrap my car: why choose CJ Metals?


When our vehicles come to the end of the road and the time comes to scrap them we want to make sure it’s all done responsibly in an environmentally friendly way and that we receive a price for it.

Read more
Car Scrapping

WIN! A £30 Amazon gift voucher!


Imagine what you could do with a £30 Amazon gift voucher... Well, think no longer because we’re giving one lucky follower the chance to win one, and it could be you!

Read more
Amazon Voucher

New Legislation Sees Thefts Of Scrap Metal Fall By A Third


According to new figures, legislation which was introduced in October 2013....

Read more
Scrap Metal Theft Legislation

Supercar Made From Scrap Metal Out of A Breakers Yard


Most people when their car is coming to the end of the road will trade it in for scrap, but this guy is not most people.

Read more
Supercar Made From Scrap Metal | Breakers Yard

CJ Metal’s Top 5 Scrap Tips


We pride ourselves on a customer service that is unbeatable, not only in the West Yorkshire recycling industry but in the whole UK! Below are just some of our top scrapping tips to make sure you get the most from your recycling waste, helping both the environment and your wallet!

Read more
CJ Metal Expertise

CJ Metal & A History In Metal Recycling


You can trace our scrap metal recycling roots all the way back to the swinging-60’s and what an incredible journey it has been right to this day!

Read more
cj metal scrap heritage

Reputation 1st At CJ Metal


In an industry where unscrupulous traders have flourished in the past, it’s never been so important to maintain ethical business practices. How do we trade?

Read more
CJ Metal Ethics

Breakers Yard Bonus: Why Choose 2nd Hand?


Why pay more for the same thing? Choose our breakers yard parts and keep your motoring costs down!

Read more
keighley breakers yard

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013: The End of Cash For Scrap?


Since 2013, in line with UK law, the team at CJ Metals are no longer providing cash payment for scrap metal and cars.

Read more
cash and scrap

Breaking Down The ELV Directive


Scrap your car in line with the ELV Directive & get the best prices at CJ Metals!

Read more
ELV Directive Scrap Car

Why Recycle?


There are multiple benefits achieved in recycling scrap metal, both for the environment, UK economy and perhaps most importantly your wallet!

Read more
Aluminium Can Recycling