Plant and equipment collection and clearouts  |  Certified destruction service  |  Immediate weigh and pay onsite if required


General Metal Recyclers is a large-scale scrap metal business offering a wide range of recycling opportunities for commercial and manufacturing companies. We can only pick up from larger commercial operators, but smaller companies and tradies can bring scrap into our yards in Wellington and Levin for assessment by licensed buyers and immediate payment.

Commercial free bin delivery and pick up service: General Metal Recyclers offers a unique free bin delivery and pickup service, supplying various sizes to commercial customers. Full bins will be replaced free of charge on collection if required.

Weigh and pay service: General Metal Recyclers drivers are also licensed buyers and on pickup will weigh your scrap and pay you on the spot by cheque or cash, or by direct debit overnight.

To find the recycling service that best suits your requirements call General Metal Recyclers for scrap metal services in Wellington and beyond. Ask one of our business development managers about the right service for  you.

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Plant and equipment collection and clearouts using grapple trucks and excavators with grapple-shears

General Metal Recyclers is always ready to take on the challenge of all sorts of plant and equipment work – any way, any place, any time and always totally safe. Plus our special instant weigh and pay service applies no matter what kind of pick up or drop off you may have.

With a fleet of modern Hiab truck and trailer units delivering and collecting General Metal Recyclers swap bins you can be assured of a great service. Grapple trucks and excavators with grapples-shears effortlessly deal to pretty much any size and type of metal you need removed. Health and safety is our top concern and all drivers are certified crane operators.

Types of materials that General Metal Recyclers can provide an efficient pick-up and professional evaluation for include:

  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Cars
  • Electrical cable
  • Laser cuttings (skeletons)
  • Transformers
  • Batteries
  • Punchings
  • Bushelling
  • Turnings (swarf)
  • High Temp Alloys
  • Stainless steel
  • Plate and structural
  • Obsolete machinery and equipment
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Auto recycling throughout the North Island

General Metal Recyclers operate a “recycle your ride” programme. Drop off your deregistered vehicle at one of our yards, get it weighed, and be paid immediately onsite. For this to happen smoothly, you must bring in the vehicle’s ownership documentation plus personal identification papers.

As metal salvaging champions throughout New Zealand, General Metal Recyclers run customised scrap metal recycling programmes aimed specifically at the correct disposal of “end of life vehicles” (ELVs) for both industry and the private sector. Approximately 65% of the average complete vehicle is comprised of recyclable metal, so the effective recycling of ELVs plays an important role in environmental sustainability.

Confidential and certified destruction service

Concerned about your prototypes or excess products ending up in the hands of competitors or on the black market? At the General Metal Recyclers depot in Belmont, Lower Hutt, we offer a certified destruction service to private companies and public sector agencies to ensure your commercially sensitive materials are properly disposed of.

Discuss your material destruction requirements with one of our knowledgeable business development managers and get advice about the required procedures and necessary paperwork.

When your material reaches the General Metal Recyclers yard, a company representative can witness it being loaded  into the baler by a grapple excavator for destruction or we can provide digital images as proof. You will also receive a numbered certificate of destruction on completion of the process.

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Contact General Metal Recyclers now for a chat about all your scrap metal needs in Wellington and throughout New Zealand, from plant and equipment removal and recycling to ELV crushing and certified destruction services.


Wellington | Taranaki | Hawkes Bay | Wairarapa | Palmerston North | Kapiti Coast | Paraparaumu | Levin | Horowhenua | Lower Hutt | Upper Hutt | NZ

Domestic scrap metal customer?

General Metal Recyclers deals in all types of scrap metal recycling

Our pick up service is only available to our commercial clients. If you are a domestic customer, you are welcome to come to one of the yards to drop your scrap off

Call STEEL MAN on 027 658 9885 to arrange a pick up for your domestic appliance or metal recycling pickup

Minimum collection fee $30 (for multiple items) for greater Wellington area.