About Wirral Metals Ltd

Originally established in the 1940’s in Birkenhead, Wirral Metals Limited has a large, permanent staff of 14 who are fully trained in site safety, service quality and risk management. Since then, the business has expanded into a large new site at Port Sunlight, Merseyside.

With a strong focus on all aspects of safety and exceptional customer service, Wirral Metals Limitedoffer extensive metals recycling facilities, and skip and stillage hire at competitive prices.

Wirral Metals Limited also prides itself in meeting all conditions of the 2013 Scrap Metals Dealers Act.


We are vastly experienced

Managing Directors Geoff Astle and Alex Smith run Wirral Metals Limited and both are responsible for the day-to-day running of the two scrap yards with respect to purchasing, supplier management and team management.

Tom Ward and Chris Dougan are the site managers of our Birkenhead and Port Sunlight sites respectively.

Geoff and Alex’s main aim is to provide unbeatable customer service, while ensuring both sites and services are safe for customers and staff. The company’s focus on quality is reflected in the growing list of accreditations that Wirral Metals Limited have achieved. Read more about these accreditations on our Quality page.


Our Team

We have a dedicated and experienced team at both our Birkenhead and Port Sunlight locations, who are more than happy to help with any queries you may have. Our Birkenhead site focuses more on door trade, and our Port Sunlight site does more commercial work but also does door trade.

Birkenhead Site
Port Sunlight Site

Fully Accredited

Wirral Metals Limited are fully accredited with a number of professional organisations, including ISO9001 for quality and business process management, CHAS – for Health and Safety, and WAMITAB – for technical competence in the waste management industry.

Read more information about Wirral Metals Limited’s high quality services on our Quality page.

Read more about Wirral Metals Limited’s staff training on our Training page.


Our Fleet

At Wirral Metals Limited we run a fleet of vehicles and skips that includes:

  • 6 hook lift trucks to support our safety skip service
  • a range of smaller vehicles for various services on and off site
  • over 100 hooklift skips ranging from 8-40 cubic yards

For more information on our skip service, visit our Safety Skip Service page.