Scrap Steel at Wallace Reader & Son.

Our yard has been dealing with scrap steel for over 75 years, with the purpose built Machinery on site to cope with all sizes of scrap steel.

Our brand new 2013 Terex FUCHS MHL340 is one of the worlds leading scrap steel handlers purchased in March 2013 to help us handle your scrap steel in bulk and processed in our state of the art Sierra Terex 500 Baler/Shear.

With our machinery on site, We can ensure our Burnley scrapyard can handle all quantities of steel for recycling and have the room to cope.

“Big enough to cope…

…Small enough to care!”

You may be wondering what scrap steel we take… Well, basically ANYTHING steel that needs recycling because it’s no longer fit for reuse or is a danger… With recycling ALL KINDS of metal it doesn’t matter what grade or material you have.

“Steel is USUALLY Magnetic…


One piece of handy information we have for you is that MOST magnetic materials are usually scrap steel. HOWEVER not all magnetic materials are steel. Some stainless steels can become slightly magnetised due to changing temperatures constantly or having magnetic currents passing through on a regular basis. Some materials that look like stainless steel which are magnetic with a strong pull are more often than not Chrome Iron or just scrap steel.

Scrap Steel Prices:

Prices of scrap steel can fluctuate on a daily basis. (See below for a GUIDE ONLY. Accurate prices can be obtained by Emailing us at or by calling our scrapyard in Burnley on (01282)421146

Metal TypeMetal GradePrice Per TonDate Price UpdatedExamples
STEEL/FERROUS METALSNo.1 Steel£10511th November 2016Short, heavy steel, tools, box section, Shelving
STEEL/FERROUS METALSLight Iron - No.6£5511th November 2016White goods, (washers, dryers, cookers etc) vehicles
STEEL/FERROUS METALSPlate & Girders£11511th November 2016under 5ft
STEEL/FERROUS METALSCast Iron£10011th November 2016Cast guttering / piping, car brake discs
STEEL/FERROUS METALSNew production Cuttings£11511th November 2016Factory waste. new cuttings, Welder / fabricators waste.
STEEL/FERROUS METALSCars / Vehicles£6011th November 2016Complete Vehicles.
STEEL/FERROUS METALSSteel Turnings / Swarf£5511th November 2016Factory Waste.


 Scrap Steel Collection:

Wallace Reader & Son Ltd can arrange free collection for your scrap steel TODAY! We can collect your steel for recycling at any time of the day between 8:30am and 5pm. We can either drop off a skip for a skip collection OR arrange on of our scrap collectors to collect it for you.

Whichever you decide to choose, We can accommodate and make recycling your scrap metal as easy as possible for you.