When tradespersons, small businesses, organisations and private customers in the East Dulwich area start their search for a company of scrap metal merchants, they often make the mistake of choosing one that offers the highest rates. While value must play an important part in coming to a decision, Sydenham Scrap Metals believes they should also consider some of the other influencing factors that affect their service experience.
The points listed below should help you to find scrap metal merchants in East Dulwich with an ability to fulfil your needs at all levels, and to establish relationships for the future.
ATMOSPHERE AND FACILITIES
Some scrap metal yards have a more modern approach than others. The days of noise, confusion and dirty handwritten receipts are long behind us. Forward-thinking scrap metal merchants invest heavily into technology. Our own yard, for example, has innovative digital scales used for weighing consignments. Even our offices have modern computers and provide accurate printouts which show a breakdown of received scrap and the rates we pay.
Sydenham Scrap Metals also has a friendly, customer-focused approach you won’t find at more traditional yards in East Dulwich, which makes for a much better atmosphere.
If you work until late during the week or don’t have enough personnel onsite to leave a project, it pays to choose scrap metal merchants who offer flexible opening hours. We don’t mind if you want to drop off a consignment as soon as we open on a Monday morning or if you’d rather leave it until the weekend. We’re open and ready to pay you for delivered consignments from 7.00am until 4.30pm during the week and until 11.30am on Saturdays.
If you don’t have the time to visit us personally, we make collections from the East Dulwich area on a daily basis and supply roll-on/roll-off containers for our regular customers.
One way to get more value from your scrap metal consignment is to choose a yard that’s close to where you live or work. This means you’ll have less distance to travel when you need to drop off material, and fewer miles to cover on the return journey. If you come to our yard regularly, the fuel costs soon add up. Our depot in Sydenham is just three miles from East Dulwich so it’s relatively simple to optimise profits with every single delivery.
If you choose us as your preferred scrap metal merchants and opt for our collection service, getting the best possible value for your consignments becomes easier than ever.
Sydenham Scrap Metals adheres to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act and, in particular, the changes made in 2013 that now make it illegal for scrap metal merchants to pay in cash. We still offer instant payments by BACS or with a pre-paid Tuxedo money card, but always insist on seeing photographic ID before accepting consignments. If you plan on bringing a scrap car to our yard, please be aware that we cannot accept it without a current V5 document.
Our stringent compliance with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act reduces instances of metal theft in East Dulwich and, just as importantly, preserves the reputation of our industry.
PRICES AND RATES
While the factors outlined above should influence your choice of scrap metal merchants, we’re realistic enough to know that the rates offered by our yard will be instrumental to any final decision. Demand for scrap within our sector fluctuates daily. Availability through the supply chain also changes daily, so our rates fluctuate accordingly. We monitor the latest market prices for scrap metal and always pay you for its true worth at the point of sale.
Dealers in the East Dulwich area who supposedly offer the best prices for scrap at all times rarely do so and actually work to the very same rate indicators we use ourselves.
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