Metal Recycling

Industry Leading Scrap Metal Recycling and Reuse Services

The scrap and metal recycling division has its roots in the original John Lawrie business – and it continues to be a key element of the group’s ongoing success.

John Lawrie Metals has established processing facilities in Aberdeen, Montrose and Evanton, near Invergordon, where scrap metal is sorted and sheared for recycling into new steel products. Reuse and recycling is a viable alternative to scrapping, and it's an option that has a positive effect on our clients' environmental credentials. Our goal is to provide a problem-free solution for the removal, storage and the ultimate recycling or resale of scrap metal.

Scrap metal prices can be linked to industry-recognised independent steel-market commodity values. Published on a fortnightly basis and available online, the Material Recycling World (MRW) takes into account up to date prices for a variety of scrap metals, thereby ensuring clients receive the best value for their scrap at all times.

Flexible Solutions for Collection and/or Processing

The largest metal recycler and exporter of processed scrap metal in North and North-East Scotland, John Lawrie Metals operates waste treatment facilities in Aberdeen, Montrose and Invergordon and handles around 200,000 tonnes of metal each year.

All of John Lawrie Group’s Scottish recycling facilities are fully licensed and regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). All our activities comply fully with strict operating procedures, particularly in relation to health, safety and environmental protection and we hold ISO 18001, 14001 and 9001 safety, environmental and quality management accreditations.

Oilfield related scrap
Constructional scrap
General scrap
Agricultural scrap
Non-ferrous scrap
Industrial downsizing
Skilled mobile workforce
Licensed waste treatment facilities throughout Scotland
Yard/site clearances
Transportation
Steel stockholding
Licensed Facilities

All of John Lawrie Metals Scottish recycling facilities are fully licensed and regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). All activities comply fully with strict operating procedures, particularly in relation to health, safety and environmental protection.  We welcome site visits, so if you would like to arrange this, please contact metals@johnlawrie.com or fill in the Quick Enquiry form on this page.

Fully Accredited HSEQ Systems

All work is carried out in compliance with relevant health and safety and environmental legislation and regulations. We have a documented safety management system and our Aberdeen-based operations hold ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 environmental and quality management accreditations, and the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management certification:

Accredited ISO14001-9001, OHSAS 18001
In house HSEQ
Documented safety management system
BMRA Membership

We are members of the British Metals Recycling Association and are represented on its Legislative Policy Group.