Do you sell a lot of scrap metals within Bristol?


Bristol is a busy and thriving city, and because of this the city will produce a lot of waste non-ferrous metals.

For some companies that operate within Bristol, they will regularly have large quantities of non-ferrous metals that they will wish to recycle, this means they may use the same Bristol scrap yard  time and time again.

However, you must ask yourself, is your Bristol scrap metal dealer really offering you the best prices?

This is why so many plumbers, and also so many electricians are travelling from Bristol to N Powell and Sons scrap yard instead.

Because we can pay significantly more than some other Bristol scrap yards, we are seeing a lot of repeat business from customers who come to our scrap yard from Bristol.

Would it be worth changing from your Bristol scrap dealer?

We specialise in recycling copper cable, and copper wire. We see many businesses travel from the South West of England to sell their copper cable to us.

We pay generous rates on copper wire, that’s because we have the latest equipment which allows us to recycle copper cable very quickly.

We purchase all types of non-ferrous metals

We don’t just purchase copper wire, we also purchase all types of non-ferrous metals as well, such as lead, brass and aluminium.

Efficient metal recycling

We offer an efficient scrap metal recycling service. From the moment that you arrive at our yard, we can get your vehicle quickly off-loaded.

We have forklifts, and also large excavators which can offload your vehicle in no time at all.

We can even collect from you

If you run a business within Bristol, and you regularly have waste non-ferrous metals, then we can collect from you.

We can set up a routine collection service for your business, and we offer this to many businesses.

This service can help to save you the time, because you haven’t got to visit a Bristol scrap yard each week, but we can also load the metals ourselves, so this means we can also help to save you time by us carrying out the manual handling.

How we can help

We can offer you excellent prices on all your waste metals, that’s whether you decide to drive to us from Bristol, or we collect from you.



The copper cable recycling specialists


From Bristol through to Cardiff N Powell and Son are known as the copper cable recycling specialists.

Whether the copper cable has come from rows of street lighting that are being replaced, or because a large warehouse is being demolished, quite simply put, we offer excellent prices.

From Bristol through to Cardiff

Lorry loads of copper cable arrive at our scrap yard each week, whether that be thick heavy gauge copper cable, or thinner armoured cable, we purchase it all at our scrap yard. We also pay some of the best rates that you are likely to find as well.

Why not change from your current scrap yard?

Some companies keep going back to the same scrap yard time and time again, that’s despite the fact that that scrap metal dealer may not be offering the best prices.

This is why companies send their lorries from Bristol, and Cardiff, and send them to our scrap yard, that’s because we offer some of the best prices that you are likely to find.

Copper cable and wire recycling specialists

N Powell and Son have invested considerable sums of money into state of the art machinery. This means that we have an efficient process in place which transforms waste copper cable, into pure copper in a matter of minutes.

This means that lorries laden with copper cable arrive at our yard, we then often use our excavators to offload these lorries so that our specialist copper cable recycling machine can make light work of transforming copper cable into copper.

Our scrap yard can collect from you

Whether you are working on a civil engineering project in Cardiff, or you are on a construction site in Cardiff, we can collect from you.

We have grab lorries that can lift copper cable straight on to our lorries, so to make selling your metals easier, why not give us a ring?



Why not get your waste non-ferrous metals collected from site?


If you are refurbishing a building within Cardiff, you may have waste metals that you wish to sell.

However, getting to a local scrap yard to sell your metals, well that can sometimes take a lot of time, which most construction companies can ill afford.

Also, if a construction company are refurbishing say an office block within Cardiff, then its normal that a lot of waste wire, and other non-ferrous scrap metal waste will be generated.

This wire, and scrap metal can clog up access routes to a building, it can also be time consuming to load onto a lorry as well.

The solution is to therefore to let us collect directly from you, we have a scrap metal collection lorry and we can collect metals from you anywhere within Cardiff.

Waste metal collection

We regularly collect large amounts of waste metals from Cardiff, whether that be from a civil engineering company that has copper cable, or a shop fitting company that has tons of copper tube and copper wire that they wish to sell.

We collect all types of non-ferrous, so why not give us a call?

Waste metal collection

We can collect the following metals from Cardiff:

  • Copper wire, cable, tube
  • Aluminium
  • Lead
  • Brass

Save time

We can help your business to save time, we know that many construction, and refurbishment contracts operate to strict timescales, so you may not have the time to send employees to your local scrap dealer.

This is where our service can help, we can dispatch a scrap metal collection vehicle anywhere within Cardiff to help you to save time.

We can then load your non-ferrous metals on to our lorry, whether that be lead, copper or brass and then we will take your scrap metals to our scrap yard.


We pay excellent prices

We simply pay excellent prices, for our latest prices, why not give us a call?

Why not call N Powell and Son today?


Where can I take my copper cable / wire to be recycled?


Copper cable is a type of non-ferrous metal, this type of metal is typically more valuable than most other types of non-ferrous scrap. The copper contained within the cable is often pure, so it can often demand a good price at your local scrap metal merchants.

Scrap dealers such as N Powell and Son, purchase copper cable and wire. We are based close to Cardiff, and if you have a large amount of copper cable, then why not arrange for us to collect from you?

Are there different types of cable?

There are many different types of copper cable, some types of cable are much more valuable than others, within this article we look at some of the different types that we buy.

Some companies throw thinner strands of copper cable into general waste skips, believing that you need a large quantity for the waste electrical wire for it to be worth anything. This is not true- that’s because N Powell and Son pay excellent prices on all types of non-ferrous metals.

So, before you go and chuck your wire into the builders skip, why not give us a quick call? Many electricians and builders are surprised by the high prices that we pay to our customers.

Household cable

Household cable is typically grey in colour, it’s often fairly thin and often has thin strands of copper wire inside.

To strip this wire type by hand would be very time consuming indeed, so often this type of wire is sold to us with the plastic still attached to the wire. We then use a high-powered granulating machine, this grinds the copper wire, and separates the copper from the plastics.

Plastics and copper are then sent for recycling, so as you can see why this is a very efficient process.

Armoured / shielded cable

This is normally a much thicker cable than household cable, and normally has the copper encased around metal wire, and then multiple plastic layers on top of the copper.

At N Powell and Son we have machinery which can quickly strip armoured cable.

Thick industrial electrical cable

Industrial cable can come in all types of thickness, yet it’s also important to remember that sometimes really thick industrial cable can sometimes have a core that’s made from aluminium as well, aluminium cable is normally a lot less valuable than copper cable.

What areas do you collect copper cable from?

Copper cable can be very difficult to lift. Due to copper cable often coming in long strands, the cable can weigh a lot, and can cause problems for manual handling, that’s unless the cable is cut into short manageable pieces, so why not let us collect from you instead?

We regularly collect scrap metals from Cardiff, so why not arrange for us to pick-up your unwanted metals from you?

Perhaps you run a civil engineering company, or you are a electrician, if so we can collect large amounts of copper cable from you- that’s to save you having to go to the scrap yard.

Why choose N Powell and Son?

N Powell and Son are scrap metal merchants, and we always pay fair prices, and deliver excellent customer service, for a quote why not give us a ring?




How can we fetch a better price for our waste metals?


It’s a question that many business owners will have asked themselves, as well as anybody who regularly sells waste metals to a scrap dealer.

Every business owner, or person selling metals wants to obtain the best price, so this article will look at ways that you could implement in order to obtain a better price for your metals.

Clean the metals

Some businesses sell metals in the same condition in which they come out of a building.

This means that copper tube may have the brass taps still attached, or that lead still has wood stuck to some parts of it.

It’s a good idea before you sell your waste metals, to remove any other waste that’s attached to the metals.

Metals that are clean, that is that they have had other waste removed, will fetch a better price. If your metals have wood, plastics or other waste attached then this will mean that your scrap dealer will offer a lower price.

Make sure the metals are separated

Once your metals are clean, it’s important to separate the different forms of non-ferrous, so for instance remove the brass from the copper pipe.

Shop around

Some companies stick to the same scrap dealers all the time, but it is well worth shopping around. This is because not all scrap dealers pay the same prices.

Often N Powell and Son pays out some of the best prices that you are likely to find, that’s because we pay out fair prices on all metals that we buy.

Why not travel a bit further?

Some companies use a scrap dealer that’s the closest to them, however when you see the prices that N Powell and Son pay, you will agree it’s worth traveling that bit further to sell your metals.

How N Powell and Son can help

We pay out fair prices on all metals that we purchase. We can also collect waste metals from you.


Why so many businesses sell their copper wire to us



Copper wire and copper cable is a type of non-ferrous metal that can vary in price massively between the different scrap metal dealers.

This means some scrap metal merchants don’t pay very much for certain types of copper wire, like household cable, however scrap dealers like N Powell and Son pay out excellent prices for copper wire.

This is often because some scrap dealers pass on copper wire straight to another scrap dealer without refining the metal at all.

N Powell and Son are different, we have invested in large machinery, this machinery can remove unwanted waste, like the plastics from the copper wire.

We are then left with copper wire that is deposited into ton bags, the copper is pure, this means we can obtain a good price, which also means we can pay our customers a good price also.

Why we pay excellent rates on copper wire

We can purchase any type of copper wire, we also purchase copper cable. Businesses travel from areas like Bristol, that’s to sell their copper wire to us.

How we are helping the environment

The machinery that we use to strip the copper wire is modern, it allows us to remove the plastic outer coating of the wire, yet this is completed using a low amount of electricity.

This energy efficient way of recycling copper wire helps the environment.

Companies travel from far and wide

Some companies are fed up with their scrap dealers within Bristol, some companies therefore travel from as far as Bristol to sell their metals to us.

We also regularly collect metals from Cardiff.

We purchase cable of any thickness

Some cables can be very thick, especially those that have been used in industrial buildings, to assist we can collect from you.

Cutting the copper cable down into manageable sections can be time consuming, we therefore have a lorry that can grab the copper wire. This means there’s less manual handling.

Have a large load of copper cable, why not let us collect from you?

If you have a large amount of copper wire, or copper cable, why not let us collect from you?



Scrap dealers who can collect / pick-up metals within Cardiff

Scrap dealers who can pick-up metals within Cardiff



N Powell and Son have vehicles that can pick-up waste metals easily, we regularly travel to Cardiff to pick up non-ferrous metals.

Please note, we only pick-up large amounts of metals, for instance we can pick-up large amounts of copper cable from a company within Cardiff.

We are therefore regularly contacted to pick-up metals from plumbers, electricians and also civil engineers who may need scrap metal removed quickly.

We also have a grab lorry, this means we can grab waste metals quickly and the metals do not need to be loaded manually.

We can collect

We regularly collect from Cardiff, especially around the city centre, where for example a refurbishment contractor may be gutting out an old building, they may therefore have a large amount of copper tube, electrical wiring that they need collecting.

What metals do we purchase?

We purchase non-ferrous, these types of metals are copper, aluminium, lead and brass.

Where will my metals be recycled to?

We then transport all metals back to our scrap yard, our yard is based within Pontypridd, there we recycle all metals.

Who are N Powell and Son

N Powell and Son are expert scrap dealers, as such we fetch fair prices for all of our metals, ensuring that our customers receive a fair price for their metals also.


Are you looking to sell your metals quickly?


When selling your waste metals you will undoubtedly want a scrap dealer that can offer you two things, that is offer a fair price for your metals, plus also that you are served quickly while at the scrap yard.

For example, electricians and plumbers are often in a rush, the last thing they want is to be sat in a que at the scrap yard.

N Powell and Son are scrap dealers who are based within Pontypridd, we always aim to serve our customers as quickly as possible.

We achieve a fast and efficient service due to our constant investment in machinery, such as excavators which are fitted with grabs, these machines can make light work of offloading lorries and vans that arrive at our scrap yard.

Which scrap metals do you purchase?

We purchase non-ferrous metals, so this means we can purchase copper, lead, brass and also aluminium.

N Powell and Son can also purchase catalytic convertors as well as car batteries as well.

Where are you located?

We are located within Pontypridd, we are a Pontypridd scrap yard that has been established for a long time.

How much are my metals worth?

Metal prices fluctuate from one day to the next, so it’s important if you are selling your metals to phone us and get the latest prices.

Can you collect waste metals from Cardiff?

We regularly collect large amounts of scrap metal from Cardiff. We purchase metals directly from electricians and plumbers.

If you would like your scrap metals collected, please call us, we only collect if you have a large amount of scrap metal.

We collect the following metals from Cardiff:

  • Copper wire
  • Copper cable
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminium
  • Lead
  • Catalytic convertors

Where can I recycle my copper cable?


If you are a electrician, or just someone who has some unwanted copper wire, why not recycle your metals with N Powell and Son?

Our customers travel from far and wide to sell their metals to us, that’s because we offer fair prices.

Get a fair price for your copper cable / wire

One of the most valuable types of non-ferrous metals is copper cable, that’s because the wire strands are made from pure copper.

Because of this, you will want to ensure you are getting a fair price for your metals.

To find out how much your copper wire or cable is worth, why not call us?

How we are helping to protect the environment

We have invested in copper wire machinery, this allows us to take household wire and to remove the plastics easily.

Normally household wire is thin, which means removing the copper strands can be a difficult task. However, our machinery can quickly remove plastics, the best part is the machine we use, uses very little electric.

So not only are we turning a waste item into copper, but in doing so, we are only using a small amount of electric.

We can even collect from you

We can collect copper cable from you, we understand that copper cable is awkward to load, plus some customers may have too much to transport themselves.

If you therefore have a large amount of copper cable, why not give us a ring and see if we can collect from you.




Are you looking to change from your Newport scrap dealer?


Some businesses may have used the same Newport scrap yard for many years, however more businesses than ever are also shopping around, to make sure they are getting the best price.

N Powell and Son are scrap metals dealers, we purchase scrap metals like copper, brass and aluminium.

Each week we see more customers come to us from Newport, so this article explains why it’s worth driving to our scrap yard.

Are you looking to change from your Newport scrap yard?

We pay great prices on everything from old copper wire, through to aluminium window frames, so many businesses use us because we pay excellent scrap metal prices.

Once a business swaps to using our scrap yard, we find that they often stay with us, so if you’re looking to get a fair price for your metals, why not call us?

Who are N Powell and Son

We are an established scrap yard, we are known for paying excellent prices on copper wire.

At our yard, we recycle huge quantities of copper wire each and every week. This means vans, lorries from Newport come to us to sell their metals.

We pay great prices on all non-ferrous metals

Whether it be old aluminium window frames, old copper pipe or your old lead battery on your car, we purchase all these metals.

So many customers travel to us from cities like Newport, and Cardiff, because the prices that we pay.

We are only a short drive from Newport

We are based close to good motorway links, these connect us to Cardiff and Newport. We also have excavators and forklifts, so we can offload heavy loads quickly.

Why change scrap yards?

Electricians, plumbers and shop fitters use N Powell and Son because they know we pay fair prices all metals that we purchase.

Why we are the scrap dealers to trust

If you are looking to change from using your Newport scrap yard, why not call us?

What metal prices are you paying?

For our current prices that we are paying on metals just call us.