Recycling the past for the future

At J Sanders And Son we comply fully with all aspects of the End of Life Vehicle  (ELV) Directive and are a DVLA and Environment Agency registered Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).

This results in peace of mind for all our customers as it ensures that every stage of the recycling process is carried out to the highest environmental standards.

Also, as an ATF we have the facility to issue a DVLA Certificate of Destruction (CoD) instantly - your proof that your vehicle has been removed from the DVLA system with immediate effect.

Welcome To J Sanders And Son

J Sanders And Son are an independant and family run scrap metal recycler. Based just outside Tavistock (West Devon) we have been trading for over 50 years and pride ourselves on building 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 which is ascertained using either our large weighbridge or small scales, both of which are calibrated annually.


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

What we process........


With over 50 years experience in scrap metal recycling J Sanders And Son are also competitive purchasers of ALL grades of non-ferrous metals. Our prices are continuously updated to offer the best value to our customers, from the house holder/member of public right through to large companies or public bodies.

Just some of the grades of non-ferrous metals we purchase include:

- Copper (Tube, cylinders, bright wire etc)
- Copper Wire (PVC coated, armoured etc)
- Brass
- Lead
- Stainless Steel
- Aluminium (Aluminium wheels, section, quadrant, irony aluminium)
- Zinc

Non-Ferrous Metal

Ferrous Metal