BUYERS OF SCRAP METAL
A family run business, trading in the Croydon area for over 60 years
Our Croydon scrap yard welcomes clients with end of life vehicles they wish to responsibly dispose of, while earning top scrap metal prices for their efforts. End-of-life vehicles (ELVs), as their name suggests: vehicles that have reached the end of their useful lives, are crammed full of different scrap metals which can be fairly valuable to the right parties – e.g a scrap metal merchant like D Sullivan. In fact, they’re a big part of scrap metal recycling’s internal economy. By arranging scrap metal collection of ELVs, you help keep raw materials in the ground, reduce energy expenditure and clamp down on emissions.
So, what forms of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal do we process in ELVs? If you’re unsure what these categories mean: ferrous metals contain iron and are magnetic. This type of metal is commonly used in the construction of vehicles, including the body and chassis. Common examples found in ELVs include steel and iron.
Meanwhile, non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and are not magnetic. They are typically more valuable than ferrous metals and are used in the manufacturing of a variety of products, including electronics, automobiles, and aerospace components. Examples of non-ferrous metals found in ELVs include aluminum, copper, and brass – which depending on their grading and condition, can fetch significant scrap metal prices. Especially if you choose a scrap yard or scrap metal merchant known for its fairness and transparency, like our own in Crystal Palace.
Aluminum is one of the most commonly recycled metals in ELVs. Lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant, it’s perfect for use in automotive manufacturing. It’s found in a variety of vehicle components, including the body, wheels, and engine – so carefully stripping a vehicle to keep as much intact and ready to work is a core priority for any scrap yard or scrap metal merchant. Scrap metal recycling aluminium conserves a vast amount of energy, as it takes 95% less to recycle it than to produce it from raw materials.
Copper is another valuable non-ferrous metal that is commonly found in ELVs, and employed in electrical and electronic components including wiring, alternators, and starters. The recycling of copper conserves energy and reduces the need for mining, as it takes less energy to recycle copper than to extract it from ore; so while pocketing the best in class scrap metal prices we pay out to Crystal Palace residents and trades, you can smile for another reason – making a positive environmental difference.
Another material it’s worth mentioning is brass, a non-ferrous metal, that’s often used to make radiators and heat exchangers. Brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and it is known for its strength and resistance to corrosion. So if you are based in or around the Crystal Palace area and are searching for a scrap metal recycling partner – whatever the size of consignment you have to sell – give D Sullivan Metals a call. For over 60 years, we’ve been serving London as its trusted scrap yard and scrap metal merchant. We’re known for the fantastic scrap metal prices we pay out, and for offering convenient customer service extras, such as local scrap metal collections.