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About us

A brief history...

SOUTHWARK METALS started in 1980 in the London Borough of Southwark, and has been recycling metal ever since. We are a family run company so that means you still get the personal service and we offer a wide range of services from scrap metal to office clearances. All of our employees are trained to do their jobs to their best ability and the safest way possible.

We supply our own transport and labour to do clearance work and dismantling. All of our vehicles are new, clean and tidy - not only to represent us but to represent you as well. One of our team will come out and give you a free estimate on any dismantling and clearance work. Our main business revolves around scrap recycling and we have even cleared scrap lead from Buckingham Palace!

Nearly all scrap metal is recyclable. All enquiries from householders to large commercial organisations, for small or large amounts of recyclable metals, are very welcome. We are very competitive buyers of all grades of scrap metal especially for larger amounts of ferrous metals (iron & steel) and for most forms of non ferrous metals (e.g. copper, brass, aluminium, etc.).

Our goals

  • 01.

    To look after our customers

    We aim to give the best service possible to all of our customers - large and small.

  • 02.

    To look after our staff

    Our staff are like one big family and we treat all of them as if they are family. As a result we have a very low turnover of staff and you will always know who you're dealing with.

  • 03.

    To look after the local community

    Southwark Metals has been based in the community of Southwark since 1980 and throughout that time has strived to help many local projects from schools to football clubs.

  • 04.

    To look after the environment

    Recycling is all about making the most of the materials we have and reducing harmful waste, but in addition to this, we are continuously looking at ways to help the environment through investment in new, low carbon, equipment.

Our approach

We are always looking to improve

We are continuously investing in new fleet and in the latest technology. We are one of only a handful of scrap metal dealers in the country to posess a state-of-the-art weighing and price calculating system.

Deliver your metals to us for the best prices, alternatively collections can be arranged swiftly for any quantities – a charge may apply for this service.

We buy various metals:

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Our office team

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Nicola Pratt

Site Manager

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Kathleen Pratt

Accounts Manager

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Jane Simmons

Payment Clerk

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Casey Pratt

Weighbridge Operator

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Transport Manager