• Westfield Lane
    East Sussex
    TN35 4SA
Ethical metal movers in Hastings, specialising in car & metal scrapping and car salvage.

One of the UK’s leading scrap metal processers and exporters is based right here in Hastings!

Ripleys is proud to be a respected fourth-generation family business that's gone from strength to strength. With five sites around the UK you'll find branches in Hastings, Hailsham and Newhaven in East Sussex with another two located in Ashford in Kent.

Offering clients an innovative, highly professional and customer-focused approach, Ripleys remains committed to meeting metal recycling requirements within the UK and internationally when it comes to both price and quality - and they use the very latest technology to achieve this.

Scrap metal and materials is accepted from a wide range of clients from householders to large multi-national organisations. Once these items have been processed and recycled, the high-grade products are then sold to some of the world’s largest metal refiners in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, India and the Far East.

Ripleys is an authorised contractor for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service as well as being an authorised treatment facility for the DVLA.

Working with Ripleys means working with a local company that is fully accredited by the following organisations:

  • BMRA: Health & Safety, Environmental Management, Radiation Awareness
  • BIR (Gold Member)
  • FTA
  • Vehicle Recyclers' Association (VRA), formerly the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association (MVDA)

Sell my car 01424 839963

Whatever the make, model or age of your car, Ripleys will purchase it for car parts and car salvage. If your car is at the end of its life (ELV), or even if it's deemed too good for scrap, bring it along to the friendly team at Ripleys who will purchase it for breaking and salvage at competitive prices.

Ripleys operates in full accordance with environmental regulations, and they also offer delivery and collection options within the South East area.

Do something extraordinary

Beyond the scope of scrapping and breaking down a vehicle, did you know that by donating your old car to Ripleys, you may even help save someone's life!


Because Ripleys supplies cars to East Sussex Fire & Rescue!

These cars can be used for a number of essential training exercises, serving as re-enactments of dangerous situations. This means East Sussex Fire & Rescue gain vital relevant experience of life threatening situations to help them be able to react quickly and efficiently in a real-life situation.

Car scrapping service

Ripleys provides both delivery and collection car scrapping services:


  • Deliver vehicles to any of the 5 UK locations. For addresses and contact details, click here.
  • Don't forget that you will need to bring the vehicle’s V5 documentation and a Driving Licence Photo Card.


  • Give the team a call on 01424 751457 or fill in the form on the website.
  • A friendly driver will bring a suitable vehicle at a time that works for you.
  • Don't forget that you will need to bring the vehicle’s V5 documentation and a Driving Licence Photo Card.

Car parts 01424 751457

Ripleys has run a successful car salvage, car breakers and used car parts business for decades. They have an excellent reputation for selling high quality used car parts from salvaged vehicles to customers across Sussex and Kent.

You'll find a range of tools, car parts and accessories including lights, suspension, brake parts and more for all makes and models - all at highly competitive prices. Their team of experts have the experience you need to help find most suitable parts for your car. 

All car dismantling takes place in the Hastings yard. The Hastings branch is open to both trade and retail customers, and stocks a full range of car parts and car accessories.

Car parts store

Ripleys also sells car parts online. To see what's currently available visit their eBay site.

Scrap metal 01424 755314

If you're looking to sell both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal of any quantity, head to Ripleys. Whether you're an individual customer or a  multinational organisation, a demolition company, or a domestic and industrial waste generator, they're happy to take your scrap metal off your hands!

Just fill out the online form to get a quite or visit the contact us page, for specific site contact details.

Scrap Metals 

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Lead
  • Iron/Steel
  • Zinc
  • Electric Motors
  • Lead Batteries
  • Cables
  • Catalytic Converters

The list is just a selection of scrap metals that Ripleys is happy to purchase.

How customers are paid

Once the scrap car or car parts have been received and the correct documents provided, sellers can choose from the following payment methods:

  • Transfer to a Visa Debit Card
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer
For all your car scrappage and scrap metal needs, get in touch with the Ripleys team.
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