Welcome To Drapers

Our wealth of experience in scrap metal recovery and recycling dates back to 1922, when we started our business in Hull ninety-five years ago. As a Yorkshire business, Drapers and Son have a very strongly established reputation that extends nationally and beyond.

Based in Raven Street in Hull on a site extending over two acres, Drapers handle waste from a wide range of metals including iron, steel, copper, brass, lead, aluminium and stainless steel. We provide a comprehensive waste management and metal recycling service to meet the demand of a wide range of industries.

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Latest News

The Alderman Albert Draper Steam Engine Back On The Tracks

We will soon be seeing this majestic steam engine, numbered 45305 back on the tracks again in its full working glory. Following a recent overhaul and now boasting a new boiler, this majestic steam engine will soon be once again taking soujourns across the main rail networks.

Restored by the Draper family, this popular engine is very close to our hearts here at the Drapers Yard in Raven Street, as we saved it from being scrapped over 40 years ago. This historic steam engine survived to the last month of steam in 1968 on British Railways. Following its restoration, the very popular steam engine has since been actively working, making lots of journeys out onto the Great Central Railway, as well as the main networks.

In its full LMS livery, the Alderman Albert Draper will soon be embarking on a new chapter, making its way up and down the tracks in all its splendour and steaming proudly into 2019 and beyond.

The Alderman Albert Draper Steam Engine Back On The Tracks

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Scrap Metal Recovery and Recycling

Scrap Metal Recovery & Recycling

From our very beginnings, scrap metal recovery and recycling have been at the heart of the Drapers business for over 90 years.

The Environment

The Environment

We are committed to protecting the environment by preventing tonnes of waste being sent to landfill and offer environmentally friendly options for your scrap metal.

Free Collection

Free Collection

Drapers offer a waste removal service with a wide range of skips availble from 8/10/12/14/16 yards, along with free collection of your scrap metals.

Our Facilities and Services

Drapers are committed to a long term programme of investment in staff and our facilities to ensure we maintain our reputation as a leading metal recycling and waste management company.

Our facilities and services currently include:
  • A purpose built three-acre recycling centre, fully licenced and ideally located for easy access.
  • Free collection Of metals (Minimum quantities apply)
  • A waste removal service.
  • A skip service available with skips.
  • A number of 4 yard bins are available
  • Range of onsite cranes, cutting machines and bailing machines.
  • Information and advice to help you manage your environmental impact
  • For more information about our facilities and services, or to receive a quote, please contact us.

Call Us Now On 01482 323223 For A Free Quote