Scrap Metal Recycling and Disposal

Trading Metals is a locally owned business, proudly providing top-level service and building relationships in Adelaide and throughout South Australia since 2001. We know reputation is everything in business and have worked hard to earn one for being supremely reliable, trustworthy and fair at all times. We stand by our professional integrity and the quality of the service that we provide. Not forgetting that we guarantee to pay the best prices for scrap metal recycling in Adelaide and beyond. 

Some typical locations and companies that we collect and purchase scrap metal from include:

  • Industrial and demolition
  • Metalworking factories 
  • Shipbuilders 
  • Warehouses
  • Tradespeople
  • Machinists
  • Construction sites
  • Car mechanics

We are always happy to collect scrap metal from you, even if you have a small amount at your home residence, office or any other location not mentioned. Our experienced team will answer your questions and start the process of collecting and giving you payment for scrap metal recycling quickly and efficiently.

What is scrap metal recycling?

It might seem fairly obvious what is meant by the term ‘scrap metal recycling’ but there is actually a bit more to it. In fact, the list of different metals and the places where they might be found in household and industrial objects is long and complex:

  • Aluminium (all forms)
  • Brass and bronze (all grades)
  • Car and truck batteries
  • Catalytic converters
  • Copper (all forms)
  • Electric motors from almost any device
  • Fridge motors
  • Gunmetal and turnings
  • Lead
  • Nickel (including alloys) 
  • PVC cables (all kinds)
  • Radiators
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel (all grades)
  • Tin
  • Transformers
  • Tungsten drill bits
  • Zinc (all forms)

The bottom line is that the scope of scrap metal recycling is extremely deep and wide-ranging. There are many objects and substances you might not expect to contain scrap metal that have valuable resources locked inside. Trading Metals can tell you whether you have some of those metals and offer you the best prices in the industry for them.

The importance of scrap metal recycling

By now, most of us are aware that the Earth has a finite amount of resources and that it is essential to recycle materials wherever and whenever we can. Scrap metal recycling is no exception and here at Trading Metals, we are fully committed to doing our part for the environment by recycling as much metal as possible. As a bonus side-effect, this often results in us cleaning scrap-filled buildings and other locations as we do so.

How to sell scrap metal

Trading Metals invests in a number of different products. Some products we purchase and others we sell. What we Buy and pay the highest prices for are the scrap metals that are found listed here. They can be brought to Trading Metals, or we can come and collect.

When the time comes to sell scrap metal, look no further than Trading Metals to do so. We pride ourselves on our rapid response times and always offer the very best scrap metal prices in the industry, no matter the quantities involved. We can be at your location quickly and remove any scrap metal efficiently and with minimum fuss and disruption.

Whether you are a small business that needs to get rid of small amounts of scrap or have a larger concern with significant amounts, our team of experienced professionals is ready to help. Get in touch today, we’ll give you all the advice and guidance we can and get the process started when you’re ready.

How to buy scrap metal

What we sell are a number of sorted and processed scrap metals, and these can be found here: These products can be shipped through Australia via truck or overseas via shipping containers.

At Trading Metals, we sell sorted and processed scrap metal nationwide and also internationally by container or semi-trailer load. A brief list of the materials we sell includes:

  • Aluminium
  • Batteries
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Cables
  • Copper
  • Electric motors
  • Fridge motors
  • Gunmetal
  • Lead
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel
  • Zinc

For any questions, we’ll be happy to guide you on how to buy scrap metal from us, and there is no finer way to keep the spirit of scrap metal recycling alive and save money and resources whilst doing so. 

The environmental benefits of scrap metal recycling

Recycling of all kinds is the responsible thing to do when it comes to protecting our precious environment. Not only does it reduce the need for additional materials to be dug up, drilled for or otherwise produced, but it also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. At Trading Metals, we are unwavering in our promise to do our part and complete as much scrap metal recycling as we can.

Our Business Services offer bin changeovers, employer and employee advice and training. We guarantee the best prices for scrap metal in Adelaide. Find more information here:

Contact us

We are always keen to serve our local and wider South Australian communities by providing top-quality services and other scrap metal recycling functions.

If you wish to know more about the products and services we offer here at Trading Metals, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 08 8359 0147, or contact us so you can start your scrap metal recycling today.