We are buyers of all types of ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal. Our calibrated weigh bridge is able to take large volumes of material and our non ferrous metal room provides a quick, efficient and friendly service but most of all.. the best prices.

Competitive prices for your scrap metal


OLDHAM BROS. the oldest name in the game on Merseyside! We have some pretty long-standing relationships with our customers which is a testament to the service we provide, we offer competitive prices, honesty and efficiency. We will help you handle your scrap metal waste responsibly and in compliance with the relevant legislation.

Who do we buy from?

Anyone !  This includes local trades and businesses, manufacturers, other scrap metal merchants, construction and demolition contractors, blue-chip organisations, government bodies and service providers to name but a few. We also welcome the general public to our yard.


How to sell your scrap metal?


Just call in to our Kirkby recycling yard during opening hours, you don’t need an appointment or an account.

If you have larger volumes of metal and are interested in finding out about our collection service just give us a call on 0151 546 1616, or send your enquiry via our contact form and we’ll give you a call. We have a wide range of skips and bins available to meet your specific needs and we also offer total waste management solutions.

Make sure we have a copy of your current, up to date ID. If in doubt bring it with you when you next visit. 

Collection or delivery

We can either weigh in your scrap metal at our Kirkby recycling centre, or for larger scrap metal quantities, we can come and collect from you. We can handle everything from one-off deliveries of a few kilos, to contracts of thousands of tonnes, helping you meet your recycling targets, while maximising your profits. Our collection vehicles are monitored by advanced computer tracking system to ensure security.

You are dealing with a local independent business, that helps the local area and economy. Our dedication both to our customers and to the environment gives you the reassurance of knowing you're getting the most competitive price, for the most reliable service, with the most responsible attitude.

Do I need to bring anything with me? 

Since the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was introduced, all buyers of scrap metal, including mobile collectors, must ask you for a copy of your photo ID and proof of address, which must be dated within three months. A UK photo driving licence is probably the easiest form of identification.

Photo ID 

  • Valid UK photo driving licence

  • Valid UK passport

  • Valid EEA passport

  • Valid UK biometric immigration document

  • Valid EU National ID card

  • Valid UK Firearm/Shotgun licence

If the document from the list above does not show a current address, it must be accompanied by: 

Proof of address which must be less than 3 months old when the scrap is received 

  • Bank or building society statement

  • Credit or debit card statement

  • Mortgage statement

  • Council tax demand letter or statement

  • Council rent book/Benefit book

  • Council/Housing Association agreement

  • HMRC correspondence

  • TV licence

  • UK Firearm/Shotgun licence

  • Utility bill (not a mobile phone bill)

  • Water bill



Since the Scrap Metal Dealers Act payment can only made by Bank transfer or Cheque.

The Government introduced the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 across the metal recycling industry in England and Wales from the 1st October 2013. This incorporates the Cash Ban introduced in December 2012. ALL scrap metal dealers, are now obliged to verify the photo identity and address of anyone selling scrap metal to them.


  • Competitive pricing

  • Friendly service

  • Delivery or collection

  • Compliance advice

  • Full paper trail if required

We Buy Scrap

Friendly and knowledgeable service

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Copper pipework can be found throughout all types of properties. 
Prices fluctuate on a daily basis so call up for our best price.

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Aluminium in a non ferous metal and is relativley light. 
For the best price try to make sure the aluminium is free from steel, iron, plastic or other contamination.

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If you're a tradesman or just clearing out some scrap after home improvements we pay top prices for your metal.

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Oldham Brothers- Demolition, skip hire, scrap metal & wood recycling is committed to getting the job done.

You can count on us to be professional, timely, efficient and make sure you’re satisfied every step of the way.



Oldham Bros have experience in live factory strip outs. We have the expertise and capabilities to provide an excellent service. Visit our previous work gallery.