Hello, we are Ross Metals!
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SCRAP METAL
Wayne and Chris continue to install the ethos of hard work and good customer service across the business, making it clean, tidy and customer friendly. An ethos set by generations of the Ross family before them.

Established in 1930 by Ernest Ross, then known as the Rag Trade, the business focused on the collection and re-sale of glass jars and bottles. The business, up until 1980, dealt in rags and flock with customers including Burtons, Hepworths & Taylors. After the war it began trading in air raid shelters and scrap metal. In 1980 Ernest’s son Albert took over. Albert steered the business through a recession working tirelessly to ensure the business remained for future generations.

After his retirement in 2004, Albert’s son Wayne took over the reins. It was at this stage that Ross Metals was formed, along with the addition of directors who were appointed to steer the business forward. As Managing Director with over 35 years experience within the business, Wayne has continued to ensure the level of service customers receive is second to none. Investment has also continued in the form of new machinery and welfare facilities at the site in Leeds.

Here’s just
a bit of
our history
Start of our company
Ernest Ross established the business. Then known as Rag Trade the primary business was the collection and re-sale of glass jars and bottles to local shops and public houses
1930
1960
Albert takes the reins
Ernests son Albert took over the running of the scrap yard, investing in the business making it clean, tidy and customer friendly. Albert steered the business through a recession and tough economic times, working tirelessly to ensure the business remained for future generations.
Wayne drives the business
Alberts son Wayne took over the scrap yard. Ross Metals Limited was formed with directors appointed to steer the business forward. As Managing Director with over 35 years experianece within the business, Wayne has continued to ensure the level of service customers receive is second to none.
1980
2004
Father & son team
Wayne is joined in the business on a daily basis by his youngest son Chris, who has been working at Ross Metals for 13 years. The father and son team have worked to adapt the business to meet the needs of a 21st century scrap metal merchants. The recent government led legislation changes have seen Chris working to develop new systems at Ross Metals to ensure that processes now meet the new demands placed on scrap metal merchants.
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Ross Metals Ltd, are a scrap metal merchant based in Meanwood Leeds. We are a family run business who have been established for over 85 years. We are fully compliant with the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013