Lowes Metals
Trading since 1921

Our Services

Metal Recycling

We buy almost any type of metal - you can bring it to our yard, or we may be able arrange to collect for you subject to a minimum amount.

This is a list of the most common components that we recycle - please contact us if your item is not on the list.

Payment for your Scrap Metal

In December 2012 it became illegal to pay cash for scrap metal however it's easy for us to make a payment to you.

Make sure you bring along photo ID with your metal (either a photocard driving licence or your passport).  We will then either issue you with a cheque or make an electronic payment via pre-paid Visa cards.

Hot water cylinders
Motors and pumps
Door/Window frames
Central heading pumps
Drink Cans
Lead Acid Batteries
Washing Machines
Tumble Driers
Metal gates and fencing

or anything made from the following:

Stainless steel

Cars and Car Parts

We have an ATF licence (Authorised Treatment Facility) to depolute and crush end of life vehicles, for example, cars and motorbikes.  Sometimes we are called upon to destroy cars which have been confiscated due to non insured drivers or MOT failures.

We also recycle Automotive parts including:

Car batteries
Alloy wheels
Starter motors
Car engines

Large items or Commercial Waste

We can supply our roll on/roll off skips from 8 to 40 yard bins and will take scrap from factory clearances and demolitions.  We will collect from houses, factories, offices, garages or warehouses. 

Our experience includes crane and other heavy plant dismantling. 

We wouldn't have remained in business for over 90 years if we weren't considered to be trustworthy, but for your peace of mind we have a weighbridge on site, together with digital scales capable of accurately weighing from 1 kilo to 2 tons. 

Cable Stripping and Metal Identification

We carry out both cable stripping and accurate metal identification on site.
Copper Pipe for Recycling
Crushed Car at Lowes Metals Scrap Yard
Electrical Wires for Metal Recycliing
Lowes Metals Roll On/Roll Off Skip

End of Life Vehicles

Vehicle dumping is illegal - any car without a current tax disc must be declared SORN (statutory Off Road Notification).  If a car is used on the public highway without a tax disc it can be clamped or instantly impounded and it could cost you up to 700 to get it released.  Vehicles can be disposed of or sold if this is not paid.

If a vehicle is used after a SORN declaration then the fine can be up to 5,000 and 2 years in prison. 

Vehicles which are at their end of life can be properly disposed of by Lowes Metals.  Please contact us for more details and to avoid a costly fine. 
Accurate Weighing Facilities

Lowes Metals

Established 1921
Operating across the South East

Telephone:  01375 373 272
Fax:  01375 394836 
Email:  alan@lowes-metals.co.uk
Website by Trish Haill Associates
Scrap Metal Wanted! 

As licensed Scrap Metal Merchants we will buy your unwanted metal (examples of Scrap Metal  can be found here).
Lowes Metals Lorry