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The Souths leading recycler of automotive catalytic converters

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The first stage is to get in contact with us, this can be done via phone, email or through this site.


Arrange a time and date that would be convenient for you. We will then come and collect the core.


Once collected, payment is sent immediately via a BACS transfer to your company bank account.

Professional, fast, trusted

As a family run business we know the importance of a personal service

Run by a father and son team with over 50 years combined knowledge and experience within the automotive industry, we strive to pay the very best prices within the industry and offer immediate payment.

We aim to deliver an incredibly high quality, trust-worthy and superior service that all our competitors. Give us a call today and we will come and quote a price for your catalytic converters and auto core.


Types of Catalytic Converter

Not all catalytic converters are created equal, with varying ratios of Pt-Pd-Rh in each the prices can vary from zero value to over £300 per converter. Below is the types of converter that we purchase and a brief overview of each. 


The most common type of catalytic converter and can be found on most vehicles. This converter consists of a monolith block within a metal shell.


Less common than a ceramic, metallic catalytic converters can often be found on high performance vehicles and are generally not worth as much as ceramics, in part due to processing costs.


Found on trucks, lorries and anything else with a high diesel engine capacity. These are often large catalytic converters that require analysis for precious metal content prior to payment.


Due to there not being any identifier when purchasing dust, payment is made following a lab analysis as to the precious metal content. Dust should be provided in a suitable container for transportation.

Current Market Prices

With the precious metal market changing so quickly, we base our prices on the cost of each metal at the beginning of the week. Current market prices can be found below:

Rhodium Prices

Rhodium is a chemical element with symbol Rh and atomic number 45. It is a rare, silvery-white, hard, corrosion-resistant and chemically inert transition metal.

Palladium Prices

Palladium is a chemical element with symbol Pd and atomic number 46. It is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston.

Platinum Prices

Platinum is a chemical element with symbol Pt and atomic number 78. It is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious, silverish-white transition metal.

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Our Team

Refine Metals (Autocore) is a family run business with over 20 years experience within the automotive recycling business. 

Roger Buttle

Managing Director

Richard Buttle

Sales Director

Gillian Bartlett

Book Keeper

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