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Scrap Metal

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Catalytic Converter


Recycle Your Catalytic Converter in Colchester

Essex Batteries Ltd is a fully licensed scrap metal merchant and leading purchaser of used catalytic converter systems. Based in Colchester, we have developed a detailed database of catalytic converters over the last twenty years, which have been collected from customers in Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex and throughout the UK.


Our team specialises in accurately grading and weighing used catalytic converter parts, batteries, lights and other vehicle parts. We have an impressive catalogue which is updated daily to keep up-to-date with the latest values of precious and scrap metal on the market.


We offer the best market price for used catalytic converter systems and supply immediate payments, as well as providing free, no-obligation quotes and evaluations.


Catalytic Converter


A catalytic converter is a vital component in a vehicle exhaust system. They have been a legality on cars in Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex and the rest of the UK since 1993 to improve air quality. Catalytic converter systems work by converting harmful gases produced by a vehicle’s engine into a less harmful gas, and to stop harmful toxins from being released into the atmosphere.

This is done by creating a chemical reaction with precious metals inside of the catalytic converter. Catalytic converters contain varying amounts of precious metals such as Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium. Upon failure, a used catalytic converter can be removed and recycled for scrap metal at a registered scrap yard.


Essex Batteries Ltd has a scrap yard in Colchester, ready to buy and sell two-way and three-way catalytic converter systems. Our highly-trained experts are experienced in processing a range of different types and ages of catalytic converters.

We always take care to extract precious metals from used catalytic converter parts at our scrap yard and recommend that Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea and all other Essex and UK customers avoid cutting open a catalytic converter personally. Cutting open a used catalytic converter risks losing some of the precious metals from inside and will reduce the scrap value of your item.


Quality Grading System


Essex Batteries Ltd provide professional catalytic converter assistance. We process tonnes of catalytic converters by weight every year, which are derived from Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex and other UK clients. We use expert grading techniques to accurately assess the worth of your catalytic converter. Each used catalytic converter is weighed by our Weights and Measures Department, and scales are closely calibrated to ensure precision.


Catalytic converters are evaluated by an in-house testing team at our scrap yard in Colchester, or by expert personnel upon collection at your Clacton-on-Sea, Essex or other UK location. We are happy to buy and sell individual used catalytic converter parts in any condition.


Our scrap yard facilities provide the perfect base for processing large quantities of catalytic converters. For those unable to transport their items to our scrap yard, we are more than happy to provide collection services anywhere in the UK.


Buying or selling a used catalytic converter? Call us today on 01206 266 734 and talk to a member of our friendly team.