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What householders can sell for recycling

Since 04 April 1920 our company has been buying & recycling scrap metal and exporting it all over the world.
We will basically buy anything made of metal delivered to our yard provided you are the owner or have permission of the owner (i.e. Family member, employer, contractor etc to sell it ).

If it's metal we'll buy it

Take a look at the examples of household items that we will buy.
There are items that we do not buy please see below.

we do not buy

1. Beer kegs
Reason because they belong to the brewer whos name is normally on the keg somewhere.

2. Fridges/Freezers
Reason because there is not enough metal in them to cover the cost of recycling.

3. Gas bottles
Reason again they belong to the gas company who's name and logo is normally on the bottle somewhere.

For your convenience please see links below how to dispose of these 3 items legally.

If you are a private domestic property click on the link below for mostly free fridge & freezer disposal Via local council.

If you are a commercial business click the link below to see how to dispose of commercial fridges/freezers.
This company would normally charge for this service.

If you have aluminium or stainless steel beer kegs on your property in any condition they belong to the brewers name on the top of the keg.
This company below may collect them from you in NI.

This link below will help you find the owners of any gas tanks you have on your property and how to have them removed.

This is a NI government website on advice how to dispose of asbestos covered material safely.

This website gives advise how to dispose of asbestos in Republic of Ireland.

Recycling with Seaforde Metals

  • Clear unwanted scrap
  • Make money selling unwanted scrap
  • Do your bit for the environment
  • Reduce your Carbon Footprint
  • Keep your property tidy


Seaforde Metals is a family run business founded in 1920, specialising in the reprocessing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We deal with a wide range of customers from the general public to multi-national companies.
We sell all types of Ferrous and Non Ferrous metals to a range of companies throughout Europe.
At Seaforde Scrap Metals, we can offer a complete skip collection service.
We have 1 chain lift skip lorry and 2 roll on/off lorries and supply skips to a large range of customers. We also have an articulated trailer which can hold up to 30 cubic metres and a HIAB lorry can also be arranged on demand.
Seaforde Scrap Metals is a registered ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) which means we have been approved by NIEA to safely recycle ELVs (End of Life Vehicles)
Seaforde Scrap Metals specialize in processing all grades of cable in an efficient and environmentally correct manner, complying with all relevant legislation.
Seaforde Scrap Metals has the capability and authorization to handle lead acid batteries which are classified as Hazardous Waste. All operations are carried out in accordance with the latest government legislation.
Seaforde Scrap Metals Ltd, is able to load and export ship cargos of scrap ferrous metal containing several thousand tonnes for delivery any were in Europe, from Warrenpoint docks in County Down.
Seaforde Scrap Metals Ltd, Collect, recycle, pack and export tonnes of Steel Cans every year.
Seaforde Scrap Metals Ltd undetake various types of site clearances, please contact us for further information and details on this and any other services you may be interested in.
Call us: 028 4481 1227