Local Scrap Yards in Croydon

Local scrap yards in Croydon have been part of the community for many years, but the face of scrap metal is changing. Nowadays, local scrap yards are part of a global metal recycling industry, which is geared to preserving the planets dwindling natural resources, and not just a part of the Croydon economy.

Various local scrap yards in places like Croydon have become international companies trading metal on a global basis. Years ago the price of scrap metal would have been determined in the Croydon locality, but nowadays the scrap metal values are influenced by economic forces around the world.

Demand in another country, say Russia, for example, will have an effect on the price that a local scrap yard will pay for scrap metal as the price would have been determined on the international markets.

Some local scrap yards in areas such as Croydon have become multi million pound businesses and are trading with countries all over the world, either directly or indirectly.

Approved Metal Recyclers in Croydon

Local scrap metal yards in Croydon have the opportunity to become Approved Metal Recyclers if they fit the criteria.

The scrap metal market is changing and the back street image of the metal merchant is changing. Today your local scrap yard dealer is part of a multi-national industry that is worth billions of pounds.

As metal is unique for recycling in as much as it loses none of its vital properties, and is 100% reusable, its importance to the ecological movement is paramount.

Local Scrap Yard in Croydon

Fighting Metal Crime in Croydon

At Approved Metal Recyclers we are working with various bodies in the fight against metal crime in Croydon, as elsewhere. It is an unfortunate fact that when scrap metal prices are high criminals will look for easy pickings. The fight against metal crime starts at the local scrap yards, such as those in Croydon.

None of our local scrap yard dealers want to be involved with criminal activity with regards to the theft of scrap metal. The disruption caused by police investigations takes it toll on legitimate businesses, and the public do not want to see the police in a Croydon scrap yard where they are looking to sell their scrap metal.

By working with the metal recyclers and bodies fighting metal crime we hope to stamp out this problem no matter what scrap metal prices are. Together we can reduce the theft of metal and stop some of the abhorrent crime, such as the desecration of war memorials, that have taken place.

Croydon is a large town in South London, England, located within the London Borough of Croydon to which it gives its name. It is situated 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 11 metropolitan centres in Greater London. Croydon is located on the natural transport corridor between London and England's south coast, just to the north of two gaps in the North Downs, one followed by the route of the A23 Brighton Road from Purley to Merstham and the other followed by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange. Historically a part of Surrey, at the time of the Norman conquest of England Croydon had a church, a mill and around 365 inhabitants (as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086). Croydon expanded during the Middle Ages as a market town and a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing. The Surrey Iron Railway from Croydon to Wandsworth opened in 1803 and was the world's first public horse-drawn railway, which later developed into an important means of transport – facilitating Croydon's growth as a commuter town for the City of London and beyond. By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and its airport. In the mid 20th century these sectors were replaced by retailing and service economy, brought about by massive redevelopment which saw the rise of office blocks and the Whitgift shopping centre. Croydon was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965. Road traffic is now diverted away from a largely pedestrianised town centre, but its main railway station, East Croydon, is still a major hub within the national railway transport system. The town is expected to have its urban planning changed as part of Croydon Vision 2020.