Our Services

Cash Yard Sales

Call into our centrally located yard at 345 Wilsons Road with your scrap metals and leave with cash in your pocket.  All we require is Government issued photo ID, such as your driver’s licence or passport.  A welcoming smile with great service is on hand to assist you, come on in and see what makes us better, you’ll be surprised.


Free Pick Up

For free pick up of your scrap metal in Canterbury you can’t go past Bristol Metals.   We have a fleet of vehicles on hand to facilitate the pickup of any type of scrap. Our response time is within a 24 hour window (some conditions apply). We are environmentally friendly and try to reduce our carbon emissions with every pick up.


Skip, Bin, Drum Placement at Yours

Every business is unique with its metal recycling requirements. Our aim is to maximize the return for your scrap metal, and in turn reducing the environmental impact. We have a range Skips, Bins and Drums that can be placed at your site for ease of use, making your scrap handling more convenient and with no cost to you.


Customised Solutions

No matter what size or type of business you have we can individually customise a solution for your specialty requirements. We will work with you to find the perfect “Fit” for your business.  This may require having unique Skips or Bins manufactured, Bristol Metals prides itself on listening and working collaboratively with each customer and delivering the ideal solutions.


All Types of Metal

We provide a scrap metal recycling service that deals with all types of metal in Canterbury. From metal plates to old cans, we can take your scrap metal off your hands, put it to good use and pay you cash.

We deal with scrap metal such as:

  • Stainless steel
  • Alluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • PVC Cable
  • Hot Water Cylinders
  • Lead
  • Batteries
  • Radiators
  • All Metals

Our yard at 345 Wilsons Road is open to the public, tradies and commercial customers. We offer a friendly, fast and efficient service and on the spot payment.


More About Metals

Metals are separated into one of two basic grades which are referred to in the scrap metal recycling industry as ferrous and nonferrous metals. Once a metal has been identified as one of these types, it is then further categorised into more specific grades for processing. We grade and process our metals according to international specifications which determine the price of the metal at the time of purchase. Please note that prices are regularly subject to change as dictated by the fluctuations in the world market.

Ferrous Metals

These metals are magnetic, and generally heavier than most non ferrous metals.  Some of the most common grades are below:


Cast Iron
Items cast from furnace

Brake drums, storm cover gratings, manifolds, roller rings


Heavy Steel
Greater than 3mm thickness

Railway iron, construction steel, plate steel, old machinery


Lightgrade Steel
Less than 3mm

Roofing iron, drums, ducting, spouting


Ferrous Inorganic 
Lightgrade metals
Whiteware, car bodies

Non  Ferrous Metals

These metals are non magnetic and generally lighter than ferrous metals. They are typically more valuable than ferrous metals. There are numerous grades of non ferrous metals, including aluminium, copper, brass, stainless steel and lead. Some of the most common products are below:

Aluminium
Mag wheels, drain covers, gear box housing, pots and pans, corrugated roofing, registration plates, window frames, box section, channel, brake boosters, vehicle water pumps, cylinder heads

Copper
Waste cylinders, toilet cisterns, spouting, piping, sheet off cuts, new pipe off cuts, punching, unsheathed copper wire

Brass
Fittings, piping, taps

Stainless Steel
Bench tops, shower trays, sinks

Lead
Flashing, sinkers, piping, batteries containing led acid sourced from automotive vehicles and other machinery


Our Yard at 345 Wilsons Road