What kinds of scrap metal can you bring to us?

If you’re planning on clearing space in your house or garden, you could have £100s worth of scrap metal in your home. At Henry Orchard and Sons, a scrap yard near St Austell, we cannot promise that everything you bring is worth money until we see it, but we can promise to make sure that we are fair, honest and give you the best price, whilst also reassuring you that we will process scrap metal responsibly and sustainably.

Good examples of scrap metal that you might want to bring to us include greenhouse frames, copper tanks or old pipes if you are replacing your heating system.  We can also dispose of lead acid car batteries safely for you. 

Protecting the planet

Scrap metal can be recycled, reducing the energy and carbon emissions needed to manufacture new metal. Also, we ensure that metal is recycled and processed as sustainably as possible, greatly reducing the impact on the environment.

We pay for your scrap metal, so you can earn money whilst helping the planet. 

If you’re considering bringing something in, feel free to give us a quick call or email for help and advice.

Tel: 01726 850507    info@henryorchard.co.uk

Electrical Items

Due to the complex nature of modern electrical and electronic equipment, we’re afraid we cannot take this kind of waste. Ideally, items including microwaves, toasters and other electrical items must be processed by an authorised treatment facility in order to comply with legal standards. 

We encourage you to take any domestic waste of this nature that you have to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). These are free to use for the public.

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If you need further advice you can contact Henry Orchard and Sons and we will be happy to help. 

Tel: 01726 850507    info@henryorchard.co.uk

Gain space, earn money

We pay the best prices for scrap metal and you can call us for advice before you bring it in.

Safe & Friendly

Our friendly, professional staff make sure our site is safe for your visit. We can help unload large items.

Vans & trailers welcome

Unlike local Household Waste & Recycling Centres, we allow trailers and vans. There’s plenty of space.

Family run

We care about our customers and our local community in Cornwall and work to support charities.

Visiting our Site

Here at Henry Orchard and Sons, our site is safe and friendly and our team are happy to help make your visit is as pleasant as possible when you visit.

Got a lot to get rid of? We welcome vans and trailers and there is plenty of space for you to park and turn.

Our staff can also provide help with unloading your metal waste.

If you are bringing large or heavy objects to our scrap yard near St Austell, our colleagues who are fully trained to use forklifts and cranes and will move these for you once you arrive.

Methrose Works
Carne Cross
St Austell
PL24 2SX

Office Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am – 4.30pm,
Sat: 8am-12.30pm
Sun & Bank Holidays: Closed

Our friendly experienced staff are on hand to help you lift heavier items at Henry Orchard a scrap yard near St Austell

How we pay you

When you arrive, you will need to bring ID to our office to ensure payment can be made:

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 means that by law, we cannot pay cash in return for scrap metal.  However, we can make cashless payments for your scrap metal in the form of a cheque or Visa Refund. 

One important thing is that to get your payment you must bring ID to our office at the site when you bring your scrap metal. We cannot make any exceptions, so please don’t ask.

Here is what you need.

  • A valid (in date) photo ID. This can be a drivers licence or a shotgun or firearms licence that matches your payment details.


If you cannot provide either of these you will need to bring the following two items of ID.

–  A current passport 

AND one of the following proof of address documents, less than three months old

  • A statement from your bank or building society
  • A statement from your debit or credit card
  • A Council Tax demand letter or statement
  • A utility bill (this does NOT include mobile phone bills)


Once we have checked your ID and you have your payment details ready, we will:

  • Weigh your metal on our fully calibrated weighbridges 
  • Arrange a payment method 
  • Produce a “Police Record Note” receipt listing the materials, weights, price per unit and value.