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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


You can open an EMR account online before visiting a yard using our online account form.

If you'd rather register in person, come to Reception on arrival and 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). Once calculated, payment is made direct to your bank for a quick, secure, contact-free, experience.

If you are a new customer you will need photo ID and a proof of address. Please see here to find out what forms of ID we can accept. Don’t worry about providing 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 keep your details safe.

Cheque cashing

Selected EMR scrap metal yards offer cheque cashing on-site. If it is your first time cashing a cheque you will need to provide the correct ID and complete a registration form. After that you'll need to provide ID every time you use the service.