Scrap Aluminium Prices & Info

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How to Recycle Aluminium With Scrap Local?

Recycling scrap aluminium is quick and easy to do with Scrap Local!

On our online directory you can find scrap yards and scrap metal dealers near you who will buy scrap aluminium for some of the fairest and highest prices.

You can also complete a scrap metal enquiry with us to see how much you could make from selling your scrap aluminium with our agents.

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What Are The Current Scrap Aluminium Prices?

Scrap aluminium prices are constantly changing with multiple factors affecting how much scrap aluminium can be bought for by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in the UK.

Overall, the main reason as to why scrap aluminium prices fluctuate frequently are changes made to supply and demand.

Generally, if a grade of scrap aluminium is in high supply and demand, then the scrap aluminium price for that grade will increase.

However, there are other reasons which can impact how much you could receive for your scrap aluminium.

How much you could make for your scrap aluminium may also depend upon its grade, its condition and its total weight in tonnes.

How To Find My Local Scrapyard's Metal Prices

We have provided a list of the current, estimated prices for each grade of scrap aluminium for you to use as a guideline.

However, if you would like to find a more accurate price for your scrap aluminium, we advise that you browse our directory to see what scrap metal prices our agents display on their listing pages.

Alternatively, we can contact our specialist aluminium recyclers to help you find the best prices for your scrap aluminium.

Simply fill in your details and get a scrap metal quote with us to see how much you could make.

*The Government banned cash in the scrap metal industry in 2012. Payments will be made by cheque, bank transfer or payment cards.

Grade Price Per Ton Description
Copper/ Aluminium Radiators

£1,850

updated 04/02/2021

Air conditioning units
Alloy Wheels

£850

updated 04/02/2021

Cars / Vehicles
Old Rolled Aluminium

£400

updated 04/02/2021

Ladders, Pans, Signs, carpet grips, window frames, etc.
Cast Aluminium

£500

updated 04/02/2021

Outdoor furniture, (clean) Motor Parts
Irony Aluminium

£200

updated 05/02/2021

Gearboxes, motor parts, engines with aluminium block
Aluminium Radiators

£150

updated 04/02/2021

Vehicle radiators
Pure Aluminium Cutts

£650

updated 05/02/2021

Manufacturers sheet aluminium, production cuttings
HE 9 Aluminium Extrusion

£950

updated 05/02/2021

Manufacturers sheet aluminium, production cuttings
Aluminium Cans (Clean)

£180

updated 05/02/2021

Soft drink cans (free of steel)

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Where Can I Find Aluminium To Scrap?

There are plenty of places where you can find scrap aluminium to sell for a decent price.

Aluminium is used in a variety of products and appliances in households and businesses throughout the UK.

Most grades of scrap aluminium can be found in modern vehicles with alloy wheels and cast aluminium motor parts fetching for a fair price at most scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in the UK.

Read our list below to see where you can find the most common grades of scrap aluminium!

Different Scrap Aluminium Grades & Info

Copper/Aluminium Radiators

Copper/Aluminium radiators are arguably one of the most valuable grades of scrap aluminium in the UK.

If you are keen to scrap copper/aluminium radiators for the highest prices, then why not get a quote with us.

At Scrap Local we work with reliable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers to find you the best possible prices for your scrap aluminium.

Browse our directory to find a scrap yard near you and get a scrap metal quote for your copper/aluminium radiators with us today!

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What are Copper/Aluminium Radiators?

Copper/aluminium radiators are a grade of scrap aluminium which can fetch for a fair price at most scrap yards in the UK.

As their name suggests, these are radiators found in air conditioning units which contain aluminium fins and copper piping which runs between them.

 

Why are Copper/Aluminium Radiators highly valued?

The main reason why copper/aluminium radiators are valuable for scrap is the amount of non-ferrous metal they contain. 

However, it’s important to remember that other factors such as changes in supply and demand can also affect the scrap aluminium price for copper/aluminium radiators.

Due to this, there is no set price for scrap copper/aluminium radiators. 

However, if you would like a guideline for how much you could receive for copper/aluminium radiators, please see our current, estimated scrap aluminium price for this grade below.

What is the Price of Copper/Aluminium Radiators Today?

£1,850

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I find Copper/Aluminium Radiators to Scrap?

The best place to find the majority of copper/aluminium radiators is in air conditioning units.

How Can I Sell Copper/Aluminium Radiators?

You can sell copper/aluminium radiators at a local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who purchases this particular grade of scrap aluminium.

With us at Scrap Local you can find out which scrap yards and scrap metal dealers buy copper/aluminium radiators on our online directory.

Our agents regularly update their scrap metal prices and the different metal grades they purchase on their listing pages in order to keep their customers informed on what they do.

Browse our directory today to find a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer near you who will purchase your scrap copper/aluminium radiators!

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Copper/Aluminium Radiators Near Me?

If you would like to sell your scrap copper/aluminium radiators, then why not browse our directory for a scrap yard near you?

As the UK’s largest directory for those in the scrap industry, we work hard to help our customers find reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers without any hassle.

Browse our directory today and get a scrap metal quote to see how much you could make from your scrap aluminium!

Alloy Wheels

Did you know that alloy wheels can be bought by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers for some of the highest scrap aluminium prices?

At Scrap Local we work with scrap yards and scrap metal dealers across the country who will help you find the best prices for your alloy wheels.

So if you’re looking to make something from your old alloy wheels, browse our directory and fill out a scrap metal quote with us today!

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What are Alloy Wheels?

In short, alloy wheels are wheels that are made out of an alloy of aluminium and magnesium.

The vast majority of vehicles have alloy wheels as their light weight allows road users to accelerate and stop their vehicles quicker than those which have heavier, steel wheels.

 

Why are Alloy Wheels highly valued?

Due to their popularity in the motor industry, alloy wheels are highly valued as scrap aluminium due to their high supply and demand.

In addition to this, the size and weight of alloy wheels can also impact their scrap aluminium price. Just like other grades of scrap metal, alloy wheels are priced on how much they weigh per tonne.

To put it simply, the heavier the wheel, the higher the price!

Sometimes other factors such as the condition of your alloy wheels and whether they’re scrapped as a complete set can increase their value, but for the most part they are highly valued due to their weight.

Whilst there is no set value for alloy wheels, we have provided a price below for you to use as a guide for how much you could potentially earn for this grade of scrap aluminium.

What is the Price of Alloy Wheels Today?

£850

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I find Alloy Wheels to Scrap?

As stated above, most modern vehicles have alloy wheels as they are less heavy and easier to drive with than steel wheels.

If your car needs a new set of alloy wheels, then why not try to make the most out of your old ones by selling them as scrap aluminium?

 

How Can I Sell Alloy Wheels?

Most scrap yards and scrap metal dealers will buy alloy wheels as a grade of scrap aluminium.

Depending on your circumstances, you can either remove your alloy wheels from your vehicle to sell them separately or you can sell them alongside your scrap vehicle.

If you want to scrap your car or van, then it’s better for you to scrap your alloy wheels with it as these parts will likely increase your vehicle’s scrap value.

In short, don’t remove your alloy wheels from your vehicle unless you’re looking to scrap them separately.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Alloy Wheels Near Me?

The best place to find scrap yards near you who will buy alloy wheels is via our directory.

At Scrap Local we work with reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers throughout the UK and strive to find you the best prices for your scrap aluminium.

Browse our directory today to find a scrap yard near you and fill out our form for a scrap metal quote!

Alternatively, you can get a scrap car quote if you are looking to sell your alloy wheels with your vehicle.

Scrapping your car is surprisingly easy, and to make things even easier we have created a step-by-step guide on how to scrap your car

If you would like to scrap your car but don’t know where to start, read our in-depth guide to learn all about it!

Old Rolled Aluminium

Old rolled aluminium is a common grade of scrap aluminium which can be found in a range of products.

Due to its high availability, old rolled aluminium can be bought by scrap yards and scrap metal dealer throughout the UK. 

Here at Scrap Local we’ll help you find the best scrap aluminium prices for your old rolled aluminium when you get a scrap metal quote with us!

Browse our directory to find scrap yards and scrap metal dealers near you today!

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What is Old Rolled Aluminium?

Old rolled aluminium is a sheet of aluminium which has been put through a rolling machine in order to mould it into a specific, curved shape. 

Generally speaking, old rolled aluminium can be scrapped as either sheeting, tubing or cuttings

 

Why is Old Rolled Aluminium highly valued?

The scrap aluminium price of old rolled aluminium depends on different factors.

In general, scrap aluminium of any grade is given a price based on how much it weighs per tonne.

However, other factors such as supply and demand can also impact how much you could receive for your old rolled aluminium from UK scrap yards and scrap metal dealers.

To help you understand how much you could earn for your old rolled aluminium, we at Scrap Local have listed an estimated, up-to-date price for this grade of scrap aluminium below for our customers to use as a guideline.

 

What is the Price of Old Rolled Aluminium Today?

£400

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I find Old Rolled Aluminium to Scrap?

Due to its curved shape, old rolled aluminium can be found in a wide range of products used for UK roads and households.

Some products which contain old rolled aluminium are car bonnets, road signs, pans, carpet grips and window panes.

How Can I Sell Old Rolled Aluminium?

Old rolled aluminium can be sold to a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who purchases this particular grade of scrap aluminium. 

You must ensure that the scrap aluminium sheeting, tubing or cuttings can be classed as old rolled aluminium before selling them as such to your local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer.

For scrap aluminium to be classed as old rolled aluminium it needs to have been put through a rolling machine and moulded into its curved shape.

Additionally, you must make sure that your old rolled aluminium does not have any cast attachments or contain iron as these could reduce its value.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Old Rolled Aluminium Near Me?

With us at Scrap Local you can find scrap yards in your area who will buy old rolled aluminium for the best scrap aluminium prices.

If you are looking to scrap old rolled aluminium sheeting, tubing or cuttings with a reliable dealer, then search our directory and get a scrap metal quote with us today!

Cast Aluminium

Most scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in the UK will buy cast aluminium for scrap at a fair price.

Read on to see how you could make money from this grade of scrap aluminium and get a scrap metal quote with us!

Alternatively, browse our directory to find a local scrap yard who buys cast aluminium in no time at all!

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What is Cast Aluminium?

As its name suggests, cast aluminium refers to aluminium which has been heated and poured into a cast mould to make a specific shape. 

The process to make cast aluminium does not diminish the metal’s quality in any shape or form, so it is widely purchased by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers for a decent price.

Cast aluminium is also recognised for its fragility. Unlike other grades of scrap aluminium, cast aluminium breaks easily and must be handled with care when being taken to a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer.

 

Why is Cast Aluminium highly valued?

Like other grades of scrap aluminium, cast aluminium is priced per tonne by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers. This typically means that the more cast aluminium weighs, the more you will receive for it.

However, other factors can affect whether your cast aluminium is valued highly by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers. 

For instance, if your cast aluminium contains any screws or bolts it could be valued for less by scrap aluminium buyers.

Currently, there is no set value for this grade of scrap aluminium, however we have provided an estimated price for cast aluminium below for you to use as a guideline.

 

What is the Price of Cast Aluminium Today?

£500

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I find Cast Aluminium to Scrap?

Two products which can contain cast aluminium to scrap are outdoor furniture and vehicles.

In vehicles, you will likely find cast aluminium in engine blocks (free from steel and other materials), transmission bodies and intake manifolds.

It’s important to remember that some car parts might not be classed as cast aluminium.

For instance, if your aluminium engine block contains traces of steel or other materials then it will most likely be classed as irony aluminium. 

Lastly, aluminium car radiators are scrapped under a separate grade of scrap aluminium.

How Can I Sell Cast Aluminium?

Most scrap yards and scrap metal dealers will purchase cast aluminium. 

When collecting cast aluminium to take down to the scrap yard you must ensure that you transport it carefully. As previously mentioned, cast aluminium is very fragile and can shatter if dropped.

If you have the tools to do so, carefully remove any screws or bolts attached to your cast aluminium as these can diminish its scrap value.

Overall, take care and monitor the condition of your cast aluminium when taking it down to the scrap yard to sell.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Cast Aluminium Near Me?

The easiest way to find scrap yards who buy cast aluminium near you is via our online directory.

At Scrap Local, we work with a range of scrap metal recycling centres who offer the best prices for cast aluminium. 

Search our directory today and get a scrap metal quote to see how much you could make from your scrap aluminium!

Irony Aluminium

At Scrap Local we feature scrap yards and scrap metal dealers across the UK who offer some of the top scrap prices for irony aluminium.

Discover how much you could make from your scrap aluminium and get a scrap metal quote with us!

Alternatively, browse our directory to find local scrap yards who will buy irony aluminium for current scrap aluminium prices.

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What is Irony Aluminium?

Irony aluminium is a grade of scrap aluminium which can mainly be found in vehicles.

Gearboxes, engines with an aluminium block and other motor parts are usually made up of irony aluminium.

In general, if 35% of your metal’s weight is aluminium, then it will likely be categorised as irony aluminium.

 

Why is Irony Aluminium highly valued?

The scrap aluminium price of irony aluminium is determined by multiple factors.

First, it’s important to remember that the price of irony aluminium is largely based on whether it’s in high supply and demand.

As the majority of irony aluminium can be found in vehicles, it’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of this grade of scrap aluminium in the UK.

Another leading factor which impacts the value of irony aluminium is how much it weighs per tonne.

The higher the weight of irony aluminium, the higher its price will be.  

Interestingly, the process used by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers to separate and smelt the scrap aluminium content from the ferrous content in irony aluminium can improve its value.

Some scrap yards and scrap metal dealers will shred irony aluminium and separate the aluminium content from the remaining ferrous metals which this grade contains. Once shredded, the aluminium content will be smelted back into its more valuable, pure aluminium form.

Due to these different factors, there is no set value for this grade of scrap aluminium.

However, if you would like to see how much you could potentially make from your irony aluminium, please see the estimated price we have listed below.

What is the Price of Irony Aluminium Today?

£200

updated 05/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I find Irony Aluminium to Scrap?

As stated before, irony aluminium can mainly be found in vehicles.

Parts such as gearboxes and engines with aluminium blocks can contain irony aluminium.

How Can I Sell Irony Aluminium?

If you are looking to sell irony aluminium, then you will need to find a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who will buy this specific grade of scrap aluminium.

You can remove car parts which contain irony aluminium from your vehicle and sell them separately.

However, if you would like to replace your old vehicle, then we recommend that you scrap your car as a whole rather than remove and weigh in its individual parts for their scrap metal value.

Typically, you are more likely to receive more money for scrapping a complete vehicle than scrapping a gearbox or engine for their irony aluminium.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Irony Aluminium Near Me?

By browsing our directory you can find reliable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers who buy irony aluminium for decent prices in your area.

Search our directory today and make a scrap metal quote with us at Scrap Local!

Alternatively, if you would like to scrap your car as a whole, then get in touch with our scrap car team!

We work alongside our agents to find you the best prices for your scrap vehicle and won’t charge you for any admin fees. 

Get a scrap car quote with us and read our guide on how to scrap your car to find out more about what we can do for you!

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