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Official Altrincham Community Sports Partners for 2022/23

We are delighted to announce that for the second consecutive year, we will be sponsoring many of the community programmes for Altrincham FC Community Sports ltd. Our continued support for the 2022/2023 season will provide funds to support the following programmes: – Alty Mini Kickers – Altrincham FC Women’s Development Squad – Altrincham FC Disability […]

Fly the Flag for Ukraine Tonight.

Yellow and blue will be the predominant colours tonight at The J.Davidson Stadium as Altrincham show their support for Ukraine alongside Chesterfield. Having already launched their Ukraine appeal, including a dedicated crowdfunding page, Alty FC are also taking delivery of items that they will transport to where the support is desperately needed. As Ukraine and […]

Classic Cars and Their Value

Classic cars are, by definition, some of the most desirable vehicles for collectors, offering the chance to experience first-hand the automotive engineering of decades gone by in a car that is no longer in production. Each year as more people choose to scrap classic cars that are no longer roadworthy or repairable, the value of […]

What Happens to Cars When They’ve Been Scrapped?

Scrapping a car is not like the old days, when the vehicle was just crushed into a cube of twisted metal and stacked at one side of the scrap yard.

Preparing Your Car to Be Scrapped

Scrapping a car is one of the easiest ways to get rid of it, compared with selling it on to another driver in whole or for parts.

Do I Really Need a Car?

Car ownership gets more and more expensive, and combined with environmental concerns, we ask the question: do I really need a car?

Driving Abroad Since Brexit

The UK government’s guidance on driving in the EU changed on January 1st 2021, in line with the end of the Brexit transition period.

Time to scrap your car and take a European road trip in style?

The traffic lights are slowly changing from red, to amber, to green, for British motorists who want to head over to the continent for a European road trip this summer.

What is the ‘waste hierarchy’ for scrap cars and metal recycling?

Defra published the new Waste Management Plan for England in January 2021, the latest instalment in the series that sets out the country’s approach to domestic and commercial waste for the next six years.

Why scrap car batteries need Authorised Treatment Facilities

Scrap car Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) have a responsibility to dispose of all the different parts of the car carefully, without danger or damage to the environment, and scrap car batteries are no exception.

Time to scrap cars with combustion engines?

A lot more petrol vehicles could soon be joining diesels on the UK’s pile of scrap cars, following the government’s announcement of plans to ban the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by the end of the decade.

Better connected: the benefits of modern scrap metal recycling

Modern technology continues to transform the way many of us work, and for many industrial organisations, the Internet of Things has revolutionised the way materials and machinery are tracked and managed.

UK nears targets on scrap recycling

The latest figures from Eurostat show the UK is ahead of its target for scrap car recycling and reuse, and within one percentage point of the EU target for recovery and reuse of materials from scrap cars.

Don’t waste scrap metal in Manchester after lockdown

As lockdown conditions start to ease over the second half of 2020, we know there will be a lot of extra scrap metal in Manchester and across the north-west, especially as local businesses in Altrincham and beyond start to get back to work.

Are you sitting on a goldmine of scrap cars?

Over the past decade, it’s become more important to officially declare non-running vehicles as being kept off-road.

From scrap cars to scrap trams, J Davidson do it all

  If you follow our blog or our YouTube channel, you may have been surprised recently to see that instead of scrap cars, we were working on scrap trams from the Manchester Metrolink network.

How many scrap cars are there in the UK?

The total number of scrap cars in the UK changes more than you’d think. As a nation, we are growing increasingly aware of environmental concerns, particularly with older, more polluting engine types.

Cash in on commercial recycling in 2020

If your company generates any amount of recyclable metal waste, make sure you are maximising the revenue you gain from this material as we move into 2020.

Aluminium recycling aims to save 1.5bn tonnes of CO2

Demand for aluminium is expected to grow across Europe during the coming 30 years, but increased use of aluminium recycling has been earmarked as a way to meet half of that demand while saving 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 from the carbon footprint of producing it.

Be ready for new business recycling targets

Defra set annual targets for business recycling including metals like aluminium and steel, but in 2020 we reach the end of the targets that have already been set.

Davidson duo score epic stock car wins

J Davidson Scrap have had plenty to celebrate since the summer as two of our drivers racked up epic wins in major stock car racing meets.

Is it time to scrap cars for good?

At J Davidson we help drivers to scrap cars for the best price, while ensuring any harmful fluids are carefully removed before the valuable materials like metal are recycled.

A golden time to scrap a car in Manchester

The move to electric cars is likely to make the coming years a golden time to scrap a car in Manchester.

Up in smoke: Why smokers should always get a scrap car quote

If you’re thinking of trading in your car for part-exchange and you’re a smoker, you should make sure you get a scrap car quote to avoid missing out on the full value of your vehicle.

J Davidson’s new truck is lovely jubbly!

Our fleet of airbrushed trucks have been turning heads for years with their film and videogame inspired paint jobs – but the latest addition to the J Davidson fleet is based on one of the all-time great TV shows instead.

UK car scrapping falls – are you missing out?

UK car scrapping statistics show less people are scrapping cars than a decade ago, but are you missing out on the chance to turn a hunk of junk into a pile of cash?

Scrap your car faster with J Davidson’s Authorised Treatment Facility

At J Davidson Scrap we run a fully up to date Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) for the disposal of scrap cars – and this means you can scrap your car faster when you bring it to us.

Why we’re talking scrap in 2019

At J Davidson we’re talking scrap in 2019 – so you can expect updates on our scrap metal recycling activities and some extra insights into how our customers are keeping us busy with mountains of metal to process.

Can it! How scrap metal recycling is helping the drinks industry go green

More and more drinks are being sold in cans – and scrap metal recycling is helping to supply the raw materials for those cans, as well as to reprocess them after use.

J Davidson’s factory clearance makes premises bigger on the inside

J Davidson’s fleet is famous for its movie and TV tie-ins and with our keen interest in characters who travel through time and space, we’ve been watching the current series of Doctor Who closely.

When and where do most car breakdowns in the north-west happen?

The number of car breakdowns in the north-west is surprisingly consistent from year to year, with just over 40,000 vehicles breaking down on the M60, M62 and M6 combined.

We recycle scrap metal – because it matters

Recycle scrap metal this month and you’ll be part of a nationwide celebration of reprocessing waste materials to give them a new lease of life, and to be kinder to the environment.

Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal values

At J Davidson Scrap we always aim to pay the best scrap metal prices in Manchester and the north-west, and we work hard to keep track of what other Manchester scrap dealers are paying so that we stay competitive.

Our new 1000T Shear/Baler has arrived

We are pleased to announce the installation of our new Lefort Midway 1000 TS Shear/Baler, the eighth Lefort machine purchased by us.

How far can your car take you this summer?

If you’ve got a clapped-out old banger rusting on your driveway, you’re probably not planning an epic road trip for the coming summer holidays – but you might be missing out on a trip to remember.

Is your car beyond a spring clean?

Has your car revealed some nasty surprises this spring? The changing seasons can put stress on a car at the best of times, but for one on its last legs (or its last wheels…) the transition from winter to spring can often deal the killer blow.

Why choose J Davidson to scrap your car in Manchester?

At J Davidson Scrap Metal Processors we work hard to be the best place to scrap a car in Manchester, with a proper scrap car service that gives you all of the paperwork you need to prove you have disposed of the vehicle legally and absolve yourself of any future responsibility for its whereabouts.

What the new fuels mean for your car

One of the big worries for many motorists at the moment is the so-called ‘new diesel tax’ effective from April 1st 2018, which raises the vehicle excise duty on new diesel cars in their first year of registration, based on how polluting they are.

Is your car struggling through its last winter?

Nearly every driver has had at least one winter morning where they’ve asked themselves, “Is it time to scrap my car?”

3 signs that you need to scrap your car

If your car’s seen better days or seems to constantly need repair work, time and money spent on it, it’s time to think about whether to scrap your car and make what money you can from it.

Merry Christmas from J Davidson

You might not know that 2017 marked an important anniversary for J Davidson, as it’s five years since we moved to our purpose-built premises on Craven Road in Altrincham.

Scrap your car for some spare Christmas cash!

As we enter the last six weeks before Christmas – and, crucially, the last 40 shopping days – many of us will be looking for some extra spending money from somewhere, so why not look to the driveway or garage for inspiration?

Scrap your Car or Trade it in?

Some drivers part-exchange their car for a new one every year or two, others only when it breaks down, while some keep the same vehicle for many years, repairing it and tuning it up for as long as possible, until it is no longer economical to do so.

Truckfest North West returns to Cheshire Showground

Some of the country’s biggest trucks will make a triumphant return to Cheshire Showground in Knutsford on September 16th-17th for Truckfest North West 2017.

Choosing J. Davidson to Scrap Your Car

Has your old car seen better days? Failed its MOT? Time to upgrade to a newer model? Whatever the reason, we are ready to offer you the best price in the North-West for your scrap car.

How the Hacienda’s recycled steel keeps the party going

Recycled steel keeps a valuable resource in use in new buildings and other projects – but for one particularly famous source of Manchester scrap metal, the memories of its former use are all part of the appeal. The Hacienda in Manchester opened its doors in 1982 and for 15 years served as a live music […]

The J. Davidson ‘Scrap Car Process’

When it comes to scrapping a car, most people assume that once they’ve taken it to the scrap yard and collected their money, it’s simply a matter of the car being crushed into a metal cube and shipped off to be melted. In fact, the process involves a much longer process and J. Davidson go […]

What Metals Are Worth Recycling?

Scrap metal recycling is essential for saving energy and preserves natural resources. Certain metals have different uses and are more commonly recycled. Some are used in building construction, others are used at home for kitchen ware. When looking to recycle metal it’s worth knowing the value, as prices can vary when selling it. As a […]

3 Signs You Need To Scrap Your Car

Scrapping a car is a big decision, so it’s little surprise that a lot of people put it off… and off… and end up waiting too long. With the rules on keeping a car off-road getting increasingly strict, it’s more important than ever to act promptly when you decide you need to scrap your car.

Manchester Metal Theft Down by Almost 80%

Unfortunately, metal theft has been a problem across the UK for many years. However, recent statistics show that metal theft in the UK has decreased by an average of almost 74% between 2012 and 2016. From 2012-2013, reported metal thefts totalled 44,885. But, from 2015-2016, this figure fell to 11,747 – representing a 73.83% decrease […]

Use Your Head… And Scrap Your Lead!

Trading in your lead as scrap is quick, easy and hassle-free. Today we’re explaining exactly what it is that you can trade in, the environmental benefits of recycling lead and why you should scrap your lead at J Davidson. From piped windows to pencils and plumbing materials, you’ll find lead in all sorts of random […]

3 Ways to Make Even MORE Money from Scrapping Your Metal

  Scrapping your metal is a fantastic and fast way to make a bit of extra money… Particularly if it’s been a bit of a tight month. Not only are you sure to make a quid or two for your own pocket, you’ll also be helping the environment. This is because recycling, even a little […]

Ferrous Metals… What’s All the Fuss?

J Davidson delivering the 4-1-1 on ferrous metals As scrap metal processors, it’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get asked in the yard. “So what does it mean if it’s ferrous?” Well, the answer is pretty straightforward – today, we’re going to talk about ferrous metals.

J Davidson Presents… 5 Reasons to Scrap Your Car Right Here

Scrapping your car in Manchester? The time has come… You’re finally ready to say goodbye to your old banger. But if you’re thinking about scrapping your car, there’s loads of options available to you. Where should you go? What price could you get? Well, we’re here to help!

Not Just For Cash… 5 More Reasons to Scrap Metal

  Yes – it’s good for your wallet. But did you know there’s a whole host of reasons, other than a quick cash boost, that it’s good to scrap metal? Virtually all old metal can be easily recycled into a new, useable material and while the process for each metal varies, each produces metals of […]


Here at J Davidson, we take great pride in our company’s image. That’s why we put so much time and effort into the way our trucks look – if you live in the area, you’ve probably seen them travelling around as they’re pretty hard to miss. But for our trucks, their beauty isn’t just skin […]

Clearing The Scrap Cars from Manchester’s Streets

The scrap cars Manchester motorists leave to rot on the streets are more than just an eyesore – they can be a criminal offence, too.

How the scrap metal Manchester recycles helps the world

It might seem like a big claim to say that the scrap metal Manchester residents recycle has the potential to change conditions all around the world, but it’s no exaggeration At J Davidson Scrap, each year, we recycle over 40,000 tonnes of scrap metal – that’s a lot of scrap, and it ranges from food […]

Manchester Phoenixes honour a legend in his final game

Emotions ran high during the Manchester Phoenix vs Basingstoke Bison Quarter Finals game on Saturday 28th March. The J Davidson sponsored ‘Men of Iron’ were determined to put on a show in light of player-coach Tony Hand’s final home appearance before he retired. With a shot at the championship on the line, the home side […]

Choose The Right Tyres and Make Big Savings

While our fleet of Volvo trucks is out and about collecting all the scrap metal Manchester customers can throw at us, there’s one thing – among many other factors, of course – that helps us to do our bit for the environment.

J.Davidson Scrap Car January Sale

The J.Davidson, Scrap Car, January Sale starts on 1st January. To get an extra 10% for your scrap car, simply quote the code ‘JD 2015’ when you request your scrap metal car quotation, and we will give you an additional 10% on top of our best price for your scrap car. Complete the scrap car […]

J Davidson Merchandise, The Perfect Stocking Filler For Truck Fans!

  J Davidson merchandise is the ideal gift for truck aficionados, and there’s something for everyone regardless of your budget.   Christmas is fast approaching, but with delivery usually within five working days via Royal Mail, there’s still time – just remember to leave extra time for delivery once the big day itself is getting […]

The Beautiful New Volvo FH Series’ Top Features

Truck aficionados like ours should be pretty excited about the new Volvo FH, which the manufacturers say makes driving more comfortable and safer, as well as being more useful for the full range of possible assignments.

The importance of a reliable truck

Anyone who has a business that relies on their trucks to deliver their services knows just how important it is to have a reliable truck. They need to be dependable come rain, wind or shine as if the unthinkable happens, and they break down, it means unacceptable interruptions to business. Letting customers down due to […]

5 reasons to bring your scrap car to Davidson’s

At J Davidson Scrap Metal Processors we work hard to make sure we’re your first choice – and we think there’s plenty of good reasons why that should be the case. Here are five of the best reasons to scrap your car with Davidsons, in no particular order…

Scrap Metal Recycling: The Past And Future

Historically, scrap metal recycling was not about sustainability and the environment, nor was it a social imperative; it was simply a way of making things last longer, avoiding having to spend on materials, and making some extra money by selling valuable substances so that they could be reused. This sense of recycling dates back for […]

New Truck Weight Law in UAE Could Affect UK Scrap Metal Business

The functioning of the scrap metal business in the UK could be affected if similar plans are adopted here to those being considered in the United Arab Emirates. Over there, the potential safety risks of heavy goods vehicles – such as their greater stopping distances when fully loaded – are a cause for concern.

Volvo And Scania Trucks

When you’re out on the roads, there are two truck marques you’re likely to see more than any other – Volvo and Scania. These industry leaders have gone from being manufacturers of vehicles purely for business uses, to being brands that are familiar to road users everywhere. But how do you go from HGVs to […]

Transport Council Support ‘Safer’ Truck Designs

We could soon see some different-looking trucks taking to our roads, following the news that the Transport Council has agreed on a revised Directive on the weights and dimensions of trucks. The decision comes on the heels of industry pressure to permit cost-effective redesigns, including the use of the European Modular System (EMS) to improve […]

Protect Yourself Against Scrap Metal Theft

Scrap metal theft is more than just an inconvenience – recyclable metals are now a valuable income stream for many businesses, and the cost and time taken to re-secure your premises after an intrusion can be hugely disruptive too. But how do you protect yourself against the time, cost and general disruption of suffering a […]

The Best Trucking Festivals In The World

If there’s one thing trucker’s love, it’s a get-together. Life on the road can get pretty lonely at times, and while the solitude is part of the appeal for many long-distance drivers, we all need some human contact occasionally. Luckily, the trucking community has some truly awesome festivals to attend, in countries all over the […]

Will Electric Vehicles Put A Spark Into Scrapping Cars?

Electric vehicles, or EVs, have long been a feature of sci-fi movies and concept car expos, with their sleek futuristic body shells and whirring motors that feel very 21st century. But it IS the 21st century, and for those of us who remember the last decades of the 1900s, the future is here. Hybrids have […]

Making Your Truck A Home

We love trucking – it’s a lifestyle choice that attracts many men, and its fair share of women too, and a life on the road can be a wonderful thing for anyone who loves driving and travelling. But just because you spend a night in your cab from time to time during long journeys, it […]

J Davidsons FAQ

We know there are some questions that crop up again and again, so we’ve put together this Frequently Asked Questions page to cover some of the common queries. 1. What metals do you recycle? The simple answer is that we will recycle anything – or at least consider doing so, unless there is a very […]

J Davidson’s Top 5 Airbrushed Trucks

The J Davidson fleet is well known across the region – and if you’ve seen any of our trucks, it’s not hard to see why. We choose our designs very carefully, and we put a lot of time and effort (and a fair amount of our hard-earned cash) into making them look the best we […]

What Happens To Your Scrap Car When You Recycle It?

When you recycle a scrap car, you might think it is just melted down ready to be reused, but it’s a little more complicated than that. If your mental image of scrapping a car is of your faithful old vehicle lowering Terminator-style into a vat of molten metal, one thumb raised in salute as it […]

Is Gold a Good Investment?

Around the world, individuals and organisations – even governments – are hoarding stocks of gold for a rainy day, but are they doing the right thing? It’s not an entirely easy question to answer, but here are some of the main reasons why gold is typically seen as a good investment, and an honest assessment […]

5 Tips to Finding the Right Scrap Metal Processor

Whether you have a large amount of scrap metal to trade in on a regular basis, or a one-off load you need to get rid of, choosing the right scrap metal processor is important. Here are five things to think about when finding the right scrap metal processor in your area, depending on your needs. […]

5 Benefits of Scrapping your Car with J Davidson

When it comes to scrapping your car, there are a lot of options out there, from people who will buy your car from you in any condition, to companies that will charge you to have it towed away. You probably want the most convenient and low-cost service you can get, with the added advantage of […]

How much is scrap metal worth?

Scrap metal recycling is about more than just helping the environment; depending on the current scrap metal prices, it can be an important additional revenue stream for some companies with large amounts of scrap to get rid of. And of course, in the process, it also demonstrates an environmental commitment and an ethical approach to […]

How is metal recycled? The facts behind scrap metal processing…

We are increasingly told of how scrap metal merchants are committed to the environment, by recovering a higher percentage of metals than ever before for use in recycling, rather than simply sending them to landfill. But the details of scrap metal processing methods often remain undiscussed, leaving scrap metal merchants’ customers in the dark as […]

What to Expect from J Davidson in 2014

2014 is set to be another great year for J Davidson. As well as continuing to be the place to come for all your scrap metal recycling and scrap car recycling needs, we have some other exciting projects in the pipeline. The highly anticipated unveiling of our new truck is set for March 2014. The […]

How Has The Scrap Metal Industry Changed?

Over the past year or so, the legislation surrounding the scrap metal industry has changed quite dramatically. At J Davidson, these changes have been welcomed with open arms as the authorities look to clamp down on rogue scrap traders and protect the honest, legitimate hard-working businesses like ourselves who deal in scrap metal recycling. One […]

What’s the Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal?

J Davidson Scrap Metal – Manchester Here at J Davidsons, we’ve been scrapping metal for over 40 years and recycle in excess of 40,000 tonnes of scrap metal in Manchester each year at our specialised site in Altrincham, Cheshire. We consider ourselves experts in our field and use the most up-to-date equipment available to the […]

J Davidson In The Community

“Scrap Metal Processing – Helping The Environment & The Local Community” We are all aware of the obvious benefits of Scrap Metal and Scrap Car Recycling can have on the environment. We’ve all heard the news and read the article about Scrap Metal Recycling saving energy and conserving natural resources etc. Similarly we’ve heard the […]

Commitment To Our Fleet

J Davidson Scrap Cars and Scrap Metal Processors As a company we take great pride in our reputation. Reputation has always been fundamental to a company’s success and this is outlined by iconic American industrialist Henry Ford who famously said “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” and Latin writer […]

A Greater Manchester Success Story

Scrap Metal Manchester Scrap Metal Recycling in the UK is a £5.6 billion industry and employs over 8000 people. The pure size of the industry makes a net contribution to the UK balance of trade. It is a hugely important cog in the UK’s economic machine and we are proud to be at the forefront […]

J Davidson Scrap Car – Manchester

Scrap Car – Manchester At J Davidsons we have been a pioneer in and at the forefront of the vehicle recycling industry for many years now (even before it became “fashionable” to scrap your car). As a result we were one of the first fully licensed treatment facilities for the safe disposal of end of […]

Industry Braced For More Changes – Scrap Metal Manchester

J Davidson Scrap Metal Manchester Following on from the ‘cash ban’ on all scrap metal transactions that was introduced last December, the scrap metal industry is now facing more legislative changes. The changes, to be introduced on 1st October 2013, are changes to the former 1964 Scrap Metals Dealers Act. The new Scrap Metals Dealers […]

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