We process scrap cars on site, we can also collect them - see our ELV page for more information.

Our Services

NON-ferrous metals

Recycling the past for the future

Ferrous metals


We are also competitive purchasers of ALL grades of non-ferrous metal on site - see our Processed Materials page for more information.

Skip Hire


J Sanders and Son are an independant, family run scrap metal recycler. Based just outside Tavistock (West Devon) we have been trading for nearly 60 years (established 1959) and pride ourselves on a business that continuously strives to be both competitive and environmentally responsible, whilst maintaining our strong ethics.

We specialise in ALL forms of scrap metal recycling and purchase both ferrous and non-ferrous metal, as well as scrap vehicles (ELVs). We can offer a complete service to all sectors from householders/members of public right through to large companies and public bodies, on either a collected basis or delivered to our yard.

All the scrap metal that we purchase is bought on weight using either our large weighbridge or small scales, both of which are calibrated annually.

We are fully licensed by the Environment Agency and are also members of the British Metals Recycling Association and the Vehicle Recyclers Association.

J Sanders & Son

01822 810393

We process ALL grades of ferrous metal on site - see our Processed Materials page for more information. 

We offer on site skip hire for larger jobs, this includes traditional builder skips and larger hookloader bins - visit our Collection Services page for more information.