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Scrap Metal
Recycling Service

Making the most out of
your jewellery scrap metal

Experts in precious metal since 1918, our scrap metal recycling service processes all types of precious metal, from bench scraps to hallmarked metals, in as little as 24 hours.*

How much is your scrap worth?

Estimated value of your scrap is 0.00 GBP
*Price calculated is an estimate based on non-trade prices and exclude any material losses. Please call us on 0345 100 11 22 for more information.

Transparent Process

We offer a fully transparent scrap metal recycling service processing for all scrap metals following The Gold Standard for precious metal scrap recycling.

Expert Advice

Our dedicated team are on hand to offer expert advice on your precious metal scrap.

Send for FREE

Send your precious metal scrap through our freepost pots and bags, visit us in store in Birmingham or London, or arrange a collection for larger consignments.

Trade Scrap prices
Thu 20 Jun 2024

9ct Gold Scrap
21.685 GM

24ct Gold Scrap
57.821 GM

Palladium Scrap
16.787 GM

Platinum Scrap
18.006 GM

Non Trade Scrap prices
Thu 20 Jun 2024

9ct Gold Scrap
20.511 GM

24ct Gold Scrap
54.691 GM

Palladium Scrap
16.787 GM

Platinum Scrap
18.006 GM

Easily Sell Your Gold & Silver Scrap with Cooksongold

Hallmarked scrap can be jewellery or pieces which are complete or broken, including watch parts. Here’s the scrap metal process for your hallmarked pieces:

1. Ensure your precious metal scrap is sorted by alloy and carat if possible. This helps us process your metal faster. If you don’t know the carat then we can sort on receipt of your scrap

2. Send in your jewellery scrap with this form* in our FREE scrap bags or scrap pots. Or visit our stores in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and London’s Hatton Garden

3. If you haven’t got one of our scrap bags or pots, you can order them here. Or simply drop into one of our stores. Sending your scrap is FREE, simply print off your special delivery label here and send it to us through your post office.

4. We aim to process your scrap within 24 hours*. We will process your payment quickly after valuation.

*Lead times may vary during busy times

Precious metal scrap

Lemels and off cuts are smaller bits of precious metal scrap, usually from working with precious metals.

1. Separate your scrap by each alloy, ensuring you keep silver and gold separated. Please note we are currently working on minimum quantities of 50gms for gold and 500 gms for silver

2. Depending on the amount of lemels or off cuts you can either send in your scraps in our FREE scrap pots or you can call us on 0345 100 1122 to arrange an on-site visit from one of our trusted representatives. You can also visit our stores in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and London’s Hatton Garden.

3. We aim to process your lemels and off cuts within 5-7 working days*. We will process your payment once your metal has been valued.

*Lead times may vary during busy times. Please note we can no longer accept lemel/small scrap requests containing cadmium, unless the weight of the total scrap is greater than 10kg.

Precious metal scrap

Sweeps can be found on emery paper, mops or even on carpet tiles

1. Collate your sweeps, these don’t need to be separated.

2. Simply call us on 0345 100 1122 to discuss your sweep enquiries and arrange for us to collect your precious metal sweeps

3. We aim to process your sweeps within 2 – 3 weeks *. We will process your payment once your metal has been valued.

*Lead times may vary during busy times

Precious metal scrap

Why Use Cooksongold’s Scrap Metal Recycling Service?

About us

We have over 100 years of experience in valuing, melting and assaying precious metal scrap and use a state of the art facility in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Our service is transparent and easy, no matter which kind of jewellery scrap you send us. We’ll handle your metal carefully, ensuring it’s processed quickly and accurately, with flexible settlement terms so you can make the most of your scrap jewellery and metal.

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Free jewellery scrap pot
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Free precious metal scrap bag
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Scrap metal return label
Return Label

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What you’ll need to bring – Visiting in Store
Cooksongold Scrap Metal Recycling Service

Whenever you bring any precious metal scrap we will request the following:

Proof of Name and Current Address – this could be a driving license or utility bill or bank statement

Photgraphic ID – This could be a passport, driving license or ID card from a recognised body.

You will also be asked to sign a disclaimer to say you are the owner/have permission of the owner to undertake this transaction and that you consent for us to securely store your details for 3 months.

The Gold Standard

As a company we are part of The Gold Standard, a voluntary code where we ensure due diligence and transparency in handling your metals in our scrap service. We will weigh your scrap onsite and check with you on the best way to evaluate it, whether by hand or through melting and provide you with a full breakdown of the metal, weight, visible hallmarks and the price we’ve paid for your materials.

We are certified to ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 as well as being a part of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Our lab facilities are state-of-the-art and we have own onsite assay team who will provide clear and transparent evaluations detailing all elements found.

Interested in using our scrap metal recycling service? Contact us today to speak to a member of our expert team for more information.

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