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Scrap Metal

Areas We Cover

Catalytic Converter


Due to COVID the yard is operating by appointment only access. Collection of catalytic converters and non-ferrous metals are nationwide collections. If you have any queries please call our office on 01206 791 683.

Scrap Yard in Colchester

Based in Colchester, Essex Batteries Ltd is a leading scrap metal merchant specialising in the recycling of catalytic converter parts. We have been in business as EBL scrap metal merchants for over 20 years, and we are licensed by local authorities to handle all types of scrap metal safely and responsibly. Our company is also a used catalytic convertor supplier.


We have our own scrap yard facilities in Colchester, which welcomes enquiries and visits from customers in Clacton-on-Sea and all of the surrounding areas. We buy and sell all types of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal at competitive prices, and use environmentally-friendly methods to recycle all of the scrap metal we collect.

Scrap Metal Professionals

Essex Batteries Ltd have an excellent reputation for providing customers with a friendly and professional service. A wide range of scrap metal comes through our scrap yard every day, helping to reduce the amount of recyclable metal waste going to landfill sites around Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea and other local areas.


We successfully process tonnes of scrap metal every year and specialise in the recycling of:


• Catalytic Converter Parts

• Used Catalytic Convertor Systems

• Batteries

• DPF Dust

• Copper


As an established scrap metal merchant, we ensure our team is qualified to deliver high standards of workmanship, trained in current Health and Safety policies and compliant with statutory regulations. Our experienced staff are experts with all types of catalytic converter systems, ferrous metal and non-ferrous scrap metal. Scrap metal is always dealt with ethically, responsibly and safely once it is in our hands.

Our Scrap Metal Services


We buy and sell scrap metal from domestic and commercial customers in Essex, Kent and Surrey. Whether you are a plumber removing copper pipes from a home in Colchester, or a garage disposing of a catalytic converter from a replacement job in Clacton-on-Sea, our team is here to help with any scrap metal recycling requirements you might have.


Essex Batteries Ltd provide instant payments at competitive prices for used catalytic converter parts and other scrap metal. Items are accurately weighed at our scrap yard, or with weighing systems installed in our vans if we are collecting. Scrap metal is paid for by the ton or the kilo after items have been weighed and graded.


We provide no-obligation quotations and, once payment is agreed, we will organise a bank transfer straight away. Alternatively, a postal cheque can be sent to your address ready to be cashed if preferred.

Scrap Metal Collections


Like any reputable scrap metal merchant in our area, we offer reliable scrap metal collections for clients in Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, Kent, Surrey and throughout the UK. We have a fleet of vans fully-equipped with modern weighing technology so that weight calculations, grading and payment can be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Essex Batteries Ltd are experienced scrap metal merchants, adept at clearing large quantities of material from domestic and commercial premises such as:

• Warehouses

• Factories

• Garages

• Building Sites

• Demolition Sites

• Schools

• Homes

• Renovations

We provide single dismantling and collection services for customers in Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea and the wider surrounding areas interested in a one-off scrap metal service. For those requiring regular scrap metal and used catalytic converter disposal, we are happy to organise periodic collections at scheduled times to suit you.


Bin collection services can also be arranged with us. A dolav box will be left onsite for you to fill with an arranged scrap metal. This is collected by our scrap metal merchant personnel, recycled at our scrap yard and replaced with an empty box as often as you need.