We pay high scrap iron prices

Please come to Geelhoed Metaalhandel in Nootdorp (between The Hague, Delft and the Westland) to hand over scrap iron and steel. We offer high prices for scrap steel and iron and guarantee a quick, correct and professional service, since we have been in this business for several decades.

Hand in scrap iron and steel

Please come to our site to hand in your scrap steel and iron (heavy iron, light iron, light 2B, light 3B, HMS I, HMS I/II, HMS II, concrete iron, grit, chrome steel en iron turnings). Our metal trading company in Nootdorp is easy to access via exit 5 on highway A12 from the directions of The Hague, Delft, Leiden, Zoetermeer and their surroundings. As soon as you enter our site, our staff is happy to help you unload, process and pay quickly and professionally. We pay cash or via bank transfer, whatever you prefer.

We determine the scrap iron price based on EU mutations in scrap price and the (HMS I/II) prices of our internationally active buyers. To make life easier for you, we publish our scrap iron and steel prices online on a daily basis.

Current prices scrap iron and steel

Larger quantities may yield higher prices. Please contact us if you have any questions, also with regard to larger quantities or different types of iron and steel.

  Metal type Price / kg
Gruis ijzer Light iron (price from) € 0.18 € 0.18
IJzer knip (Heavy) shearing (price from) € 0.20 € 0.20
Elektromotoren Electromotors € 0.65 € 0.65
Zwaar ijzer Heavy shearing € 0.24 € 0.24
CV ketel Central heating boiler € 0.40 € 0.40

More information? Call us or send a What’s app message!

Pick up scrap iron and steel

If you have larger amounts of scrap iron and steel, we are willing to come pick it up. We have containers and boxes available as well as several vehicles. We also offer a continuous or one-time container service. Please feel free to make an appointment at your place. We will try to meet all your needs! We operate in the province of Zuid-Holland, in the area between Rotterdam, the Westland area, The Hague, Leiden and Gouda, but also in other areas.

Please contact us for more information about recycling steel and iron or pick-up scrap iron and steel by email or call us: 015-2730575. Or send a What’s app message to 06 306 607 60.

In de grafiek met de oud ijzer prijs kun je de prijs van oud ijzer aflezen die Geelhoed Metaalhandel de afgelopen periode heeft betaald

General information about iron

The ferrous metal iron

Iron (abbreviation Fe, specific weight 7.87, melting point 1535˚C) is strongly magnetic, grey, heavy and oxidises quickly, which gives a red brown colour. Iron is difficult to melt, which explains why it was first used in the iron age.

Nowadays iron is the most widely used metal in the world (approx. 1,000 million tons). It is a material that possesses several good qualities, especially in the form of steel (iron without part of the carbon content).

Iron is relatively cheap, easy to roll, toughenable, malleable, deformable, resilient, easy to varnish and easy to protect from corrosion. Furthermore, iron can be used in alloys, for example as the main element in stainless steel.

Iron applications

  • Steel (magnetic): as sheets in ships, trains, cars and office equipment, in profiles for rails and in bars for construction, as rods and wires for concrete iron, steel wire, nails, etc.;
  • Iron (magnetic) for moulded products such as machine casings, (sewer) pipes, heaters and pits;
  • Chrome steel (magnetic) for kitchen equipment, cutlery and liquid and gas tanks;
  • Stainless steel (non-magnetic) for kitchen equipment, cutlery, liquid and gas tanks and razor blades.
  • Photos of all kinds of iron applications
  • Images of iron production (processes)

Iron recycling and scrap iron price determination

Worldwide, the recycling process results in large amounts of scrap iron, two-thirds of the total annual consumption. This includes the waste products of steel factories. Despite this, some steel is lost because of, for instance, rusting, sinking of ships and oil rigs and because some areas are very remote from a steel factory, which make recycling unprofitable.

Remaining scrap iron is remelted during electro steel procedures. However, it is also essential in the supply for primary steel production in integrated steel factories, e.g. at Tata Steel in IJmuiden. Ion, just as zinc, is essential in living organisms. Iron shortages are dangerous to your health.

The prices of scrap iron and our purchase price for scrap iron, grit, heavy iron, iron turnings and scrap metal are based on the prices on the international iron market.

Geelhoed is easily accessible via exit 5 on highway A12 from the directions The Hague, Wassenaar, Leiden, the Westland area (‘s-Gravenzande, Naaldwijk, Monster, De Lier, Poeldijk, Wateringen, Kwintsheul, Maasdijk), Delft, Delfgauw, Midden-Delfland (Den Hoorn, Schipluiden, Maasland, ’t Woudt), Rotterdam, Lansingerland (Bergschenhoek, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bleiswijk), Moerkapelle, Zevenhuizen, Gouda, Reeuwijk, Boskoop, Zoetermeer, Leiderdorp and Alphen aan den Rijn. Look at the map.

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