Recycling to create new resources


Dalton Metal Recycling has processing facilities in Broxburn, Leith/Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint 
Recycling is becoming increasingly popular with households throughout Britain. It is part of everyday routines with more and more people seeing the benefits of recycling materials. We recycle to support sustainable production and consumption to improve the planet, not only for today, but for the future of our children and the planet. Using recycled metals cuts down on C02 emissions, air and water pollution along with water usage. Our continuing investment in advanced processes, extensive logistics, continuous business improvement, highly skilled and trained employees and wholly-owned recycling facilities means that we are much more than your average metals scrap yard. The high grade materials which we produce for reuse in manufacturing, saves the energy and environmental costs associated with the mining of raw materials such as steel, copper and aluminium.


Dalton Metal Recycling offers this capability in Broxburn, Leith/Edinburgh and Glasgow.

End of Life Vehicle Processing

End of Life Vehicles
Need to dispose of your old vehicle? Dalton Metal Recycling pays top prices, whatever the age or condition of your vehicle, and we will always comply with the latest environmental legislation. We will provide you with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction (‘CoD’) in line with the new laws on continuous registration, at our Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) at our 3 depots.

Dalton Metal Recycling has invested in state-of-the-art facilities to de-pollute and recycle, ultimately reducing the impact on the environment, and, lets not forget, helping us to be able to offer you the top price for your car.

Lead acid batteries are largely made up of plastic (polypropylene) and lead. The casings are processed into new battery casings and the lead is recycled into lead plates and other battery parts.

Catalytic Converters
Dalton Metal Recycling are the leading buyer of scrap catalytic converters in Scotland. We offer our customers the following:
• Consistently top prices paid.
• Always in the market, our doors never close.
• Fast turnaround.
• Counting and grading while you wait.
• Same day payment - 100% guaranteed.

Every day in the UK, approximately 100,000 used tyres are taken off scrapped vehicles meaning that around 50 million waste tyres are produced each year Approximately 70,000 tonnes originate from end of life vehicles. Increasingly, it is recognised that these can leach toxins into the water table and, due to their durability, they remain a source of pollutants for a long time if sent to landfill. UK has a landfill ban for used tyres and Dalton Metal Recycling offers a number of environmentally- friendly processes for these items. These range from the incineration of tyres in cement kilns and for energy recovery, the re-sale of part worn or re-treaded tyres to the re-use of granulated tyres in sports surfaces and road construction.

All Dalton Metal Recycling facilities are Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (‘AATF’).
As AATF certified, we are able to recycle vehicles that are deemed to have met the end of their life cycle.
When you recycle a vehicle with us, we issue you with a Certificate of Destruction (‘COD’) for your records.
At all Dalton Metal Recycling facilities, we remove batteries, fluids and all other hazardous parts under guidance from legislation prior to processing the vehicle through our shredders. 

Flame Cutting

For any material that is too large for processing through one of our shears, it will be reduced to processable size via flame cutting or lancing (as applicable).

ISS & KSS Plants 

Dalton Metal Recycling’s Broxburn facility has the capability to process waste material from its shredders and extract even more metal, thereby further reducing the impact on the environment of waste previously sent to landfill.
The ISS plant, and the recently installed KSS plant, maximise the metal recovery yield from mixed waste streams and shredder residues. Using state-of-the-art sensing technology, the ISS and KSS plants can recover metals that were previously lost to landfill including insulated copper wires and stainless steel. 

Mobile Baling

We offer this service to our suppliers, allowing material to be consolidated into dense bales which maximises vehicle cube utilisation for transportation.

Non-Ferrous Processing Plant

Dalton Metal Recycling’s Broxburn facility operates this plant to process low grade material containing non-ferrous. This is screened to size and, using advanced technology eddy current separators, extracts metals from the feed material, further reducing the environmental impact of sending this material to landfill.


All Dalton Metal Recycling facilities take oversized material and shear them into internationally-recognised grades for sale to our customers throughout the world.


At Dalton Metal Recycling’s Broxburn facility, light and medium mixed metals, end of life vehicles and consumer goods are fragmentised into clean, high-density furnace feed. The shredding process also extracts non-ferrous metals for further processing and sale, with residual waste prepared for further processing.

Auto Shredder Residue (‘ASR’)

At Dalton Metal Recycling’s Broxburn facility, the ASR is a unique facility designed to recover raw materials from shredder residues, specifically plastics, solid recovered fuel, aggregates, and residual metals. Originally commissioned in 2010 and upgraded in 2014, this plant processes up to 200,000 tonnes of shredder residue per year and is the final step in Dalton Metal Recycling achieving the EU 95% recycling target for ELVs.

Vehicles are an example of complex end-of-life products. A modern motor vehicle comprises some 10,000 parts and approximately 40 different materials. By comparison, in the 1990s, a mid-sized vehicle still comprised up to 70% steel and iron materials. Today, however, the trend is towards the greater use of lightweight materials such as aluminium alloys and polymers.

In the EU, the recycling rates are set by EU directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, or ELVs. ie. At least 95 per cent by weight of a scrap vehicle must be reused or recycled. The material recycling rate must be at least 85 per cent by weight. The remaining 10 per cent can be recovered in other ways, for example, to generate energy. 


+(44) 1506 855448


Head Office,
Dalton House,
15 Youngs Road,
East Mains Industrial Estate,
EH52 5LY

Working Hours

Mon-Fri 8am till 5pm
Sat 8am till 12pm

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