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Which Scrap Metals Will Earn You the Most Money?

From cables and wires to alloy wheels and old motors, most scrap metal is worth something to a local scrap dealer in Wrexham. Whether you regularly work with scrap metal, or you’re doing some renovations at home and have some scrap to sell, this post will show you what metals will earn you the most money at a scrapyard.

The most valuable metals

The price of scrap metal fluctuates constantly, so it’s difficult to give an exact figure of what you’d get. However, there are certain metals that are consistently valuable:

  • Steel
  • Lead
  • Aluminium
  • Titanium
  • Brass
  • Copper

Being an alloy will affect the value, as well as the condition of the metal, but if you have any of these, chances are they are worth some money at a local scrapyard.

Where are scrap metals found?

It can often be difficult to figure out what something is made from. So, here’s a quick list of some of the most valuable scrap metals and where you’ll find them.


Steel is extremely common these days both in homes and businesses. Anything from old ladders and pipes to fridge parts and catering equipment can be made from steel.

Stainless steel is the most valuable type to scrap, so if you have stainless steel countertops, cutlery, beams, etc., these will be worth money at a scrapyard.


Because of the health risks involved with lead, it’s much less common these days. However, you’ll still find it in large batteries like car batteries.

Many older properties may still contain lead pipes too which are well worth recycling.

Keep in mind the health risks associated with lead – it’s best to consult an expert scrap dealer if you think you have lead pipes or weights in your house and want them gone.


Gutters, signs, and building materials are just some of the places you’ll commonly find aluminium. It’s lightweight and often used in electronics. So anything that’s old and can’t be resold as it is might be worth scrapping.

Metal furniture is also partly aluminium because of how lightweight it is. If you have metal chairs, lamps, or tables, these could be worth getting an opinion on.


This one is quite rare, but you might have small amounts in electronics. It’s also sometimes used in quality sporting equipment like bikes and golf clubs because it is incredibly strong but lightweight.


Brass is increasingly common in household décor such as taps, light fittings, lamps, etc. It’s also found in plumbing fixtures, so if you’re renovating your house, you might have a pile of brass to recycle.


Perhaps the most well-known, copper is found in wiring, piping, and boilers. It’s valuable (which is why it’s often stolen) and is definitely a metal you should take to your local scrap dealer.

Let us sort your scrap for you

If you have some scrap but you’re not sure what it’s worth, bring it to I Hayward Ltd in Wrexham. With over six decades of experience, we are trusted, local scrap dealers who will give you the best price for all types of scrap metal.




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