Scrap a car

Looking to scrap a car?

Then look no further…Scrap a car with Wallace Reader & Son Ltd scrap yard in Burnley. We are a fully licensed Motor Salvage Operator and are a registered ATF (Authorized Treatment Facility) for depolluting End of Life Vehicles (ELV’s).

We can Recycle your scrap car at our End of life Recycling centre, Calder Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

Why Scrap a car with us?

We offer a ***FREE*** local Collection service when you scrap a car with us AND we take care of all the paperwork so you don’t have to!

  • You bring us your log book (V5 Document) for the vehicle.
  • We issue a Certificate of Destruction (CoD).
  • We retain your full log book for our paperwork.
  • You do not need to send anything off, just keep your CoD in a safe place for future reference.

If you scrap a car, you need to notify the DVLA you have scrapped it. Only registered ATF’s like ourselves can issue Certificates of Destruction on an end of life vehicle. These certificates are produced BY THE DVLA and they declare the vehicle to be off road.

Failure to notify the DVLA a vehicle has been scrapped can lead to fines and cause paperwork issues for you in the near future.
Be careful who you trust to dispose of your unwanted vehicle and BE SURE they notify the DVLA in the correct way.

Backstreet garages and MOT garages may offer to dispose of MOT failures on your behalf. If they do, be sure to get a Certificate of Destruction from them once they have scrapped it.

You can bring the vehicle yourself to be scrapped at our scrap yard in Burnley OR to arrange a collection of your scrap car,  contact us via the contact us page OR scrap a car quote form below.

– MOT Failure?

– Accident damaged?

– Insurance write off?

– New Car and want rid of your old one?

Then call us on 01282 421 146 NOW! Or please fill in the contact form below:


Please note, We only scrap cars. ***WE DON’T SELL PARTS*** However, we have a strong network of clients that do… If you are looking for parts please enquire by E-mailing us at  PARTS@SCRAPMETALREADERS.CO.UK.

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WEEE Recycling

Now promoting our WEEE Recycling facilities.

WEEE Recycling is the correct term for the disposal Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Old computers, games consoles and any other household, business or machinery containing electrical appliances or components that need to be recycled.

We can now pay for Weee Scrap:

Since we have been in the scrap metal sector, new metals emerge onto the market. With technology and knowledge on specific materials broadening every minute, we find it our job to keep UP-TO-DATE and keep with the times. With TECHNOLOGY being the fastest moving industry to date, there becomes a lot of waste products. With computers getting faster, mobile phones taking over and products going out of date in a matter of months, the amount of WEEE scrap being produced each year is increasing.

‘That is why WEEE RECYCLE!’

By incorporating WEEE Recycling into our business, we aim to create a great impact on reducing the carbon footprint we are currently making.

What is classed as WEEE Scrap?

WEEE scrap is basically any waste electrical & electronic equipment. products we accept are:

Computer TowersGames ConsolesServer TowersTelecom Serversrouters/ModemsDomestic AppliancesWashing MachinesDryers MicrowavesOvensHobs …and much more.

WEEE Directive – What is it?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006.

The WEEE Recycling Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

The WEEE Directive also aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment.

If you are an importer, rebrander or manufacturer of new electrical or electronic equipment, then it’s likely that you’ll need to comply with the UK’s WEEE Regulations, which in part implement the WEEE Directive. If you do need to comply, then you must register on a producer compliance scheme.

You may also have obligations under the WEEE Regulations if you are a business with electrical or electronic equipment to dispose of, or if you sell electrical or electronic equipment.

Our role is to provide information and advice on complying with the WEEE Regulations to producers of Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) and the waste management industry.


Our Aim:

The WEEE regulation aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment. We recycle 100% of your WEEE scrap and can offer you FREE COLLECTION on any unwanted computers, servers, set top boxes, routers, printers, scanners, hard drives DVR Recorders and games consoles.

– Data Destruction certificates can be provided if necessary (charges may apply)

– Waste Transfer notes available.

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Scrap Metal

calling for all Scrap metal

“Scrap Metal…it’s what we do best!

Looking to scrap metal? Then look no further! There are many things we are good at here at Wallace Reader & Son Ltd scrap yard in Burnley, the thing we do best is scrap metal.

At Wallace Reader & Son Ltd scrap yard in Burnley, we have been recycling metal since the early 1930’s which can only mean one thing: “we know a thing or two about metal recycling…” It also shows we must know what our customers want. THE BEST PRICES, GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, FAST COLLECTION.

Ultimately, scrap metal is what we do; what we do best… and we have a small team dedicated to give you the best support when scrapping your unwanted/waste metal. Our scrap yard is the most established scrap metal yard in Burnley, Lancashire. We have over 75 YEARS EXPERIENCE in the scrap metal industry and are a fully licensed metal merchants. Our aim is to reduce our carbon footprint by striding towards a ZERO WASTE company. That’s our goal for the future. HELP US by recycling your scrap metal the correct way. With US!

Engineers, civil engineers, groundworkers, tradesmen, scrap men, electricians, plumbers, builders, roofers… Who ever you are, whatever you’ve got, “IF IT’s METAL…WE TAKE IT!!!

Some of the metals we take are:

Ferrous Metals:

SteelCast IronPlate & GirdersSteel TurningsDomestic AppliancesLight Iron

Non-Ferrous Metals:

AluminiumAlloy WheelsAluminium TurningsBrassBrass SwarfCopperBright WireCopper TanksCablePvc WireLeadStainless SteelStainless Steel Swarf316 StainlessElectric MotorsTransformersFridge MotorsTungstenTitanium

Not on the list above?

Is the metal you have not listed above? FEAR NOT! You can contact us on (01282)421 146 and enquire for prices or information on the metal you may have.

Alternatively, email us at . 

Who do we accept scrap metal from?

Anybody can scrap metal at Wallace Reader & Son in Burnley. well… we say anyone, but there is a few things we require to accept your scrap metal for recycling:

  • You need to be in a private owned vehicle; NO TAXI, NO WALK INS.
  • You need to be prepared with PHOTO ID.
  • You need to be prepared for a CHEQUE or BANK TRANSFER Payment. (Since 3rd December 2012 the government banned cash in the scrap metal industry)

Check list done? GREAT!!!

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