Scrapyards in the Leicestershire area

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Joe the Plumber, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    I don't melt it down and cast an ingot. I just fill the box up with loose bits of lead and take it down the scrapyard.

    It weighs about the same as a bag of cement.

    You might be right though.

    Maybe I can lift 10 bags of cement at the same time.
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  2. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    It is Smith's in Syston. I've just called in. £2.50/kg for taps etc and £3.00/kg for for copper tube. I've no idea how that compares...
    Hope this helps.
  3. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Certainly not rip-off prices but better are available.

    Its generally speaking better not to sell non-ferrous stuff in December or January as the prices are always lower.

    I last weighed in in Nov. I think I got £3 odd for brass. About £3.80 for copper. £1 for lead and about £0.75 for ally and stainless.
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  4. Joe the Plumber

    Joe the Plumber Active Member

    Thanks folks. Whites are looking good at the moment. I'll give them a try.
  5. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Tell Gareth a full time joiner turned part time rag and bone man recommended them to you! He will know who it is!
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  6. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Used to spend many a happy hour looking round Vic Berry's engine scrapyard. ( now gone)
  7. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Whereabouts was that?
  8. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Braunstone Gate Goods Yard ( old Great Central Railway land ) 'Twas the place BR engines went to die. Hundreds of them in there, waiting to be scrapped at one time.
  9. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Thats all student flats there now I think.
  10. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Right where Lidl's is off Upperton Rd ( and all the land behind where houses/ apartments are now)

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