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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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…

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. […]

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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