Why Recycle?


The scrap metal industry is worth over £5 billion to the UK industry each year, providing a vital recycling service of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals into re-usable raw materials. As our customers continue to benefit from the most competitive scrap prices in West Yorkshire, the industry continues to improve upon processes on how we both recycle and provide the most ethical service to our customers. There are multiple benefits achieved in recycling scrap metal, both for the environment, UK economy and perhaps most importantly your wallet!

Environmental Benefits

According to EU statistics (from the BMRA):

  • Scrap metal recycling reduces C02 emissions by 200 million tonnes on average each year. Steel recycling alone results in 86% less air pollution, 40% water use and 76% less water pollution.
  • Packaging recycling hits over 2 billion aluminium and steel cans each year.
  • Over ¾ of a car is metal and subsequently recyclable (scrap yours today!)

Economic Benefit

Export markets continue to grow as China and India continue to push forward manufacturing-led economies. This consistent demand means at CJ Metals we can offer the best prices for your ferrous, non-ferrous and vehicle scrap.

Getting Started: Recycle Your Scrap Metal Today!

We process all forms and quantities of scrap metal, from heavy machinery to manufacturing waste, your old car to greenhouse frame. There’s nothing more rewarding than receiving your first payment from something that you would have simply thrown away before! The WEEE Directive has meant waste from electrical equipment has become widely recycled in the UK, meaning once landfilled items now can find a new lease of life.

At CJ Metals we accept (and can collect):

  • PC Monitors and Towers
  • Laptops
  • Mouses and Keyboards
  • Hard Drives
  • Servers
  • White Goods (i.e. Washing Machines)
  • All forms of electrical cables

And Non-WEEE Forms of Scrap:

  • Cars and Vans
  • Aluminium and Steel Cans
  • Steel Structures
  • Old Tools

The above list is just a small sample of the forms of scrap we accept. If you have a question regarding metal suitability and whether we will accept your scrap, you can contact our team at cjmetals@btconnect.com (Wakefield) or liamdeacon@hotmail.com (Keighley). For more information on our services check out our FAQ’s

Aluminium Can Recycling