Please get your photo identification with you as we require them to keep the record of all purchases through public and door traders.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SCRAP METAL DO YOU ACCEPT?
All types of non-prohibited ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals are accepted.
WHAT SCRAP METAL DO YOU NOT ACCEPT?
Any items which is difficult to seperate and probhited items e.g. seprating metal from concrete blocks, expolisves, toxic or radioactive waste.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS
The material which contains iron are called ferrous and the rest are called non-ferrous. One can check it with magnet if it sticks its ferrous and not able to stick its non-ferrous.
DO I NEED TO SEPARATE FERROUS FROM NON-FERROUS?
Its not necessary but it would be lovely if you do so otherwise we have machines that do for us.
HOW DO YOU WEIGH THE SCRAP METAL?
We weigh it on our certified weighbridges and scales.
HOW DO I GET PAID? CAN I COLLECT THE CASH FROM THE BRANCH?
You can be either paid by Cash / Cheque / Electronic Transfers as per the customer requirement.
CAN WE DELIVER AND DO YOU COLLECT IF WE CAN’T BRING IT IN?
Yes, you can deliver the scrap to the yard or if you are unable to contact our team we have rangeful options to get the material.
DO I HAVE TO PAY A RENTAL FEE IF I WANT BINS ON SITE FOR MY SCRAP METAL?
No, National Steel doesnt charge you for the bins.
DO YOU TAKE BATTERIES? IF SO, WHAT SORT?
Yes, we take all types of batteries.
DO I NEED TO DRAIN FLUIDS FROM CARS AND MACHINERY BEFORE YOU COLLECT OR I BRING THEM IN?
Yes, all fluids must be drained off the car and machinery before you get it delivered.
DO YOU ACCEPT VEHICLES?
Yes, we accept vehicles but vehicles should be removed of all the fluids, oils, batteries, tyres and LPG tanks
DO I NEED TO DE-REGISTER MY VEHICLE BEFORE BRINGING IT IN?
Yes, we only buy de-registered vehicles. One can easily de-register the vehicle at Post Shops or VTNZ offices.
DO YOUR TRUCKS HAVE GRABS SO THEY CAN PICK UP THE MATERIAL?
Yes we do have but please contact us for your requirements prior so that we can arrange accordingly as per the demand.
DO YOU HAVE BRANCHES IN OTHER REGIONS?
Yes, we do have one another branch in Christchurch. You can find it on our contact us list
DO YOU RECYCLE TYRES?
Sorry we dont recycle tyres.
DO YOU TAKE GAS BOTTLES?
No, we dont accept any gas bottles.
DO YOU GO OUT OF TOWN TO COLLECT SCRAP?
Yes we do collect out of town. For out of town pickup one can contact our team to get the scrap picked up efficently.
DO YOU CUT UP SCRAP METAL?
Yes, we do gas cutting of bigger scrap metals.