Alchemy Metals are a scrap metal merchant with more than 50 years’ experience in the scrap metal industry.

We were established on 19th July 1985 as a result of a management buyout of Hugh H Fisher Ltd and remain a privately owned, independent company working across the UK, with businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. Our primary business is trading scrap metal waste, our latest venture into Total Waste allows us to offer an all-in-one package to our customers.

We help our customers maximise the value of their scrap metal assets and minimise the costs of their other waste streams. We are committed to transparency and the fight against metal theft. We shape our services to establish the highest possible standards.

We are proud of our reputation for integrity and professionalism. Every member of our team works tirelessly to do their bit to help our customers make the most of their scrap metal and other waste streams, reducing your environmental impact and increasing your sustainability are a central tenet to the way we work.


Clear, straightforward paperwork gives you auditable evidence of your compliance and integrity in your industry. It is a key part of our fight against metal theft that all Alchemy Metals documentation is as clear and transparent as possible. We provide Waste Transfer Notes, spread sheet advice notes, comprehensive regular reports, fully descriptive net out turns and more. All of our documentation will be tailored to your needs, and those of your industry.


We offer collections to all of our customers, nationwide, arranged by our helpful team according to the requirements of the individual customer. We use predominantly our own fleet of vehicles and occasionally those of trusted and vetted partners, all of our drivers carry identity tags and wear uniform. Replacement containers are delivered at the time of collection to avoid disruption and to minimise the environmental footprint.


Security is of the highest priority to help deter scrap metal theft and safeguard your scrap assets. It is at the heart of all our systems and processes. Every one of our containers is Smartwater labelled, covered and lockable. Our vehicles have satellite tracking, on board 360 degree CCTV and panic buttons. Our drivers undergo security checks, are uniformed and carry ID. Our own site has state-of-the-art security including biometric entry, motion detecting cameras and much more.


Because waste can be a valuable asset, how you deal with it in your business will come under close scrutiny. We deal with a wide variety of metals in many different forms and our specialist buyers will advise and help you get the most out of your scrap metal. To help in the fight against metal theft we only buy from customers who can provide robust evidence of the source of their scrap metal.


Accurate metals testing and reports on grade are vital to help maximise the return and your scrap metal and to ensure transparency. Our specialist team use the latest hand-held Niton Thermo Scientific XRF analysers and Spectrometers to confirm the exact specification of your materials and give you accurate feedback on grading. We will always advise you on the effective segregation of your materials to provide you with the highest financial return.

Niton technology used to accurately grade your metals

Our Accreditations