Unrivalled Service For Collection, Receipt, Sorting, Reuse
and Recycling of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

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.

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John Lawrie Metals operates a fleet of specialist trucks, lifting and cutting equipment, and a specially trained, mobile workforce. We offer a variety of solutions to collect material and process material onsite. These include a vast range of containers offering unrivalled flexibility. 

  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 and representation on legislative policy group

BMRA Membership

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

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