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The Benefits of Van Recycling: Reducing Waste and Minimising Environmental Impact

Scrap vans have many of the same benefits for the environment that scrap cars offer, in terms of reusing valuable materials via van recycling, and preventing harmful substances from entering the ecosystem. But because of their size and the purposes they are used for, scrapping vans can have a significantly bigger impact in terms of […]

Should you sell or scrap your car?

When it’s time to upgrade your motor to a newer model, there’s one question every driver faces: should you sell or scrap your car? There’s no absolute answer here. Both options have their benefits, and if your car is still in good condition, you might want to part-exchange it for a discount on your new […]

What are different recycled scrap metals used for?

Recycled scrap metal has almost limitless uses and applications, and in most cases can be substituted directly in place of virgin metals to cut down on resource depletion and energy consumption. Different types of recycled metal have different uses, and again these are broadly in line with what the original metal would have been used […]

Best scrap prices help you have a happy new car

Scrapping a car could be the perfect start to your New Year, giving you money you can put towards a new vehicle for 2023 and beyond. At J Davidson Scrap we aim to offer the best scrap car prices in the north-west, and you can get a quick estimate of how much your scrap car […]

Environmental Impacts of Car Scrapping

Your local scrap yard might not look much like a nature reserve, but car scrapping can have some big benefits for the environment – so how are all those scrap cars helping to protect the planet? It’s all about something the natural world has been doing for centuries: evolution. Year by year, cars evolve, getting […]

How scrap metal is sorted and graded

Sorting scrap metal is an important part of the metal recycling process. Accurate scrap metal grading increases recovery rates and improves the purity of recycled metals, but how is this achieved on a massive scale? There are two main stages in the process: Magnetic separation of ferrous metals (e.g. iron and steel) Eddy current separation […]

What is the Most Valuable Scrap Metal?

Ever-fluctuating, the value of scrap metal is primarily determined by supply and demand. Not only that, but prices can often vary depending on the quantity and quality of scrap metal being sold. Scrap metal is divided into two types: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are magnetic and can often be found in old cars, steel […]

Tell Tale Signs That Your Car is at the End of its Life

All cars develop some ‘idiosyncrasies’ over time, which are usually a sign that part of the vehicle is wearing out. From rattling interior panels to strange smells wafting in through the vents, there are lots of ways to tell that the clock is ticking for your former pride and joy. These are some of the […]

Expected Car Trends for 2022

As we near the halfway point in 2022, what trends are emerging in the car market, and how are our driving habits changing compared with previous years? Each passing year as more people choose to scrap an old car and upgrade to a newer model, the mix of vehicles on the roads gets newer overall […]

The Move to Electric Vehicles

Once upon a time, electric vehicles (EVs) were little more than a novelty, restricted to a maximum range of about 40 miles and good only for short hops and daily commutes. Those days are gone. Hybrid engines are gradually fading from fashion too, as pure electric vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions increasingly offer the kind […]

J Davidson Sponsor Altrincham FC Women’s Team

We are really excited to announce we will be sponsoring Altrincham FC Women for the forthcoming 2021/2022 football season. This is a great opportunity to support women’s football and a fantastic part of our local community. As part of our partnership with Altrincham FC we will offer brand new kits for the women’s first team. […]

Tom Harris: Tearing It Up Stateside!

Here at J Davidson, we deal with a lot of scrap cars. Not only do we recycle old cars, but lots of the team enjoy building new ones and are active in the stock car racing circuit. Not to be confused with crumpled old bangers, stock cars are purpose-built racing vehicles that really pack a […]

Success At The Cheshire Show

This year saw J Davidson Scrap Metal Processors debut at the Cheshire Show in Knutsford. Lynda and Jonny from K2L Marketing organised and ran the event along with the helpful hands of the Davidson family. The time and effort put in by everyone was rewarded with a 1st prize trophy for ‘The Best Non-Agricultural Stall […]

The New J Davidson Smart Card

A big shake up in the metal recycling industry has meant cash can no longer be paid for Scrap Metal! The cash ban came into play at the end of 2012 and was put in place to tackle the rise in metal theft; this means that payment can only be made by cash card, cheque […]

New Home for Scrap Metal

After 40 years, Altrincham’s very own scrap metal dealer is on the move. This week staff and customers of J Davidson are adjusting to a new, state of the art, purpose built site on Craven Road, Altrincham.

J Davidson are on the move!

We’re on the Move! We are moving into our new state-of-the-art, two-acre site on Craven Road today.


Altrincham based J Davidson scrap metal processors are launching their first ever TV advertising to raise the profile of their Scrap Metal processing services and site facilities in the run up to Christmas.


10-year veteran of Manchester Airport takes first holiday for two years courtesy of scrap metal dealers Manchester airport ground crew worker Dominic Fogarty has wistfully watched happy holidaymakers come and go over the past two years, without taking a flight of his own, but soon he will be jetting off to the Location of TV’s […]

Have a look at our latest advertising campaign

An innovative marketing campaign to promote J Davidson’s state-of-the-art de-pollution centre.

Good weather brings further joy to local winner

Scrap metal dealer awards third £1,000 in its Spring Madness campaign J Davidson Ltd once again brought smiles to a few more faces this week, as the winner of the third ‘Spring Madness’ prize draw was announced. Presented by Key 103 presenter Darren Proctor and company direct, Carron Davidson, 47 year old local resident, Joseph […]

It’s turned out nice again…

Scrap metal dealer awards second £1,000 in its Spring Madness campaign They say every cloud has a silver lining, and with ‘Spring Madness’ winner, Ebony Poyner, this couldn’t be truer.

Another happy customer…

Scrap metal dealer awards first £1,000 cheque in its Spring Madness campaign If you ever wanted proof that karma exists, ‘Spring Madness’ winner David Dolman is your man. The former mechanic spent most of his working life rescuing stricken motorists as an RAC patrolman. Yet it was David’s own clapped out old banger that finally […]


J Davidson, Cheshire’s no.1 scrap metal processor, are set to launch a campaign to bring recycling to local schools.

J Davidson recycle their 1,000th car

J Davidson recycle their 1,000th vehicle under the government’s, vehicle scrappage scheme. J Davidson are pleased to announce that on 24th September 09 at their site in Altrincham they scrapped their 1,000th car under the government’s, scrappage scheme.

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