Sell Metal in Oldham

If you are looking to sell scrap metal in Oldham you can find your nearest scrap metal dealer through our web based resource. We have established scrap metal dealers operating in Oldham and are able to provide services in most locations in Britain.

In the ever changing world of scrap metal, we are the constant that offers services that put you, the customer, at the front. In our blogs we keep you informed of the implications of movement in the metals market, in other words, the scrap metal dealers in Oldham will give you real time prices.

With this in mind, we are looking to maximise your profits, and ensure that you receive the best possible prices for your scrap metal. Our web resource is built to suit your requirements, and your local Oldham merchants will ensure that you have all the information that you need to sell metal. Find out what they can do for you with one quick phone call.

Who's Approved in Oldham

Welcome to Approved Metal Recyclers - AMR. We have been set up to help genuine metal sellers find genuine metal buyers in Oldham. We have sourced a network of reputable metal merchants in Oldham who have been Sell  Metal in Oldhamapproved after meeting the criteria. By entering your post code into the search box above AMR will automatically search all our members to find your nearest approved metal merchant.

Once you enter your postcode this will search local approved metal merchants in Oldham within a 20 mile radius of your postcode. The search results will show you your nearest approved metal merchant first and then the next closest and so forth. Each metal merchant has their own unique information page giving you up to date prices of copper and other metals. The information page also has contact details, about the company, map and directions.


Fighting Metal Crime in Oldham

The spiralling value of scrap metal has led to an increase in metal crime in Oldham and everything from valuable works of art to drain covers are being stolen for sale to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers. Here at Approved Metal Recyclers we are committed to fighting metal crime and are working with various bodies to this aim.

The consequences of stealing metal can be fatal, we have seen the instance of a hospital having to suspend operations due to having the copper stolen from its emergency back up generator. Scrap metal crime also causes massive disruption to daily life as thieves target the transport network for what they regard as easy pickings.

In league with local scrap metal merchants all over the U.K. we will work towards eradicating metal crime and with your help we will help to reduce it.

Facilitated by its flourishing textile industry, Oldham developed extensive structural and mechanical engineering sectors during the 18th and 19th centuries. The manufacture of spinning and weaving machinery in Oldham belongs to the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a leading centre in the field of engineering. The Platt Brothers, originated in nearby Dobcross village, but moved to Oldham. They were pioneers of cotton-spinning machinery, developing innovatory products which enabled the mass-production of cotton yarn. Platt Brothers became the largest textile machine makers in the world, employing over 15,000 people in the 1890s, twice the number of their nearest rivals Dobson & Barlow in Bolton and Asa Lees on Greenacres Moor. They were keen investors in the local area and at one time, were supporting 42% of the population. The centre of the company lay at the New Hartford Works in Werneth, a massive complex of buildings and internal railways on a site overlooking Manchester. The railway station which served this site later formed the basis of Oldham Werneth railway station, which together with the main building exists to this day. Platts gained prestigious awards from around the world, and were heavily involved with local politics and civic pride in Oldham. John and James Platt were the largest subscribers for promoting Oldham from a township to a Borough, pledging £100 (more than double the next largest sum) in advance towards any expenses which may have been incurred by the Royal Charter. In 1854 John Platt was made the (fourth) Mayor of Oldham, an office he was to hold twice more in 1855–56 and 1861–62. John Platt was elected in 1865 to become Member of Parliament for Oldham, and was re-elected in 1868; he remained in office until his death in 1872. A bronze statue of Platt existed in the town centre for years, though was moved to Alexandra Park. There have been recommendations for it to be returned to the town centre. Abraham Henthorn Stott, the son of a stonemason, was born in nearby Shaw and Crompton in 1822. He served a seven-year apprenticeship with Sir Charles Barry, before starting a structural engineering practice in Oldham in 1847 that went on to become the pre-eminent mill architect firm in Lancashire. Philip Sydney Stott, third son of Abraham and later titled as Sir Philip Stott, 1st Baronet, was the most prominent and famous of the Stott mill architects. He established his own practice in 1883 and designed over a hundred mills in several countries. His factories, which improved upon his father's fireproof mills, accounted for a 40% increase in Oldham's spindles between 1887 and 1914