About Weigh 'N' Pay

  • Core Values
    • Service and respect
    • Integrity and trust
    • Teamwork and accountability
    • Commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Culture

    We’re a connected, adaptable team passionate about what we do.  We value service, integrity, respect and accountability.  Providing an exceptional customer experience is our priority with a proven commitment to teamwork, a positive work culture and environmental sustainability.

  • Our Purpose

    To recycle ferrous and non ferrous materials whilst contributing to environmental sustainability.

  • Our Mission

    To become the most professional, privately owned scrap metal recyclers in North Queensland, whereby we process 100% of recyclable materials to achieve 0% landfill by 2028.

What are we great at?

  • Recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Exceptional customer experience – we pride ourselves on timely, efficient bin changeovers with a can do attitude.

  • We save our busy customers (public and private) time, by offering an efficient, no fuss collection and change over service.

  • Working as a team to get the job done. We work with you, not against.
  • Thinking outside the square to achieve desired outcomes for our customers.

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Our background, experience and expertise.

As a locally owned and operated family business, owners Jason and Julie Powers pride themselves on being Townsville locals who employ local and support local.

Jason, a born and bred Townsvillian, and Julie having lived in Townsville for 36 years, ventured into the scrap metal industry in 2011.  Our business initially kicked off with Jason doing farm and mine site clean ups out of town.  Jason had identified that there was a large customer base/unserviced market within our region and set out to make a difference within the scrap metal recycling industry. 

After twelve months, we were being approached by local businesses to provide skip bins for their metal recyclables as there was an identifiable lack of local reliable service provision.  The challenge was accepted and we commenced working from our home in Alice River. We had one tilt tray and a handful of skip bins.

Weigh ‘N’ Pay NQ was born in 2016 and within eighteen months we had outgrown our back yard.  We took a leap of faith and purchased our current premises in Titanium Place, Mount Saint John.

Fast forward to 2021 and we now have a loyal customer base, three tilt trays, a Marrel truck, two additional vehicles, an excavator, a material handler, a baler shear, copper granulator and 500 skip bins of various sizes.   As well as a great team of yard personnel and drivers, with 40 years combined experience in scrap metal recycling.   A weighbridge has recently been installed to improve our efficiency in the yard.  We service the surrounding areas of Townsville, south to Bowen, west to Charters Towers and north to Tully.  We continue to operate a mine site division for clean ups through the Bowen Basic and out west to Mount Isa.    

We purchase, grade and process copper, insulated cable, brass, steel (light gauge, heavy and in size), aluminium, solar hot water panels, lead acid batteries, electric motors and compressors, starter motors and alternators, stainless steel, air conditioners and white goods on site.

With a combined 40 years’ experience in the scrap metal recycling world, our team excel at grading and processing ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal. Customers can expect their materials to be graded accurately and efficiently.

We are open for walk in trade six days a week.  Mon – Fri 7.30am – 4pm and Saturday 7.30am – 12md.

Types of customers.

We service private, commercial, industrial, farming and mine site operations.   Our customer base includes Electricians, Plumbers, Refrigeration/HVAC mechanics, Diesel Mechanics, Auto Electrical Technicians, Motor Mechanics, Sheet Metal Fabricators, Engineering Workshops, Construction Industries, Farmers, General Public to name a few.

Whether you have a large or small workshop, we can provide a bin suited to your needs.  We have bins ranging in size from 1 cubic metre to 6 cubic metres.  We also have half height shipping containers for large scale jobs.

Weigh N Pay NQ also offers a secure destruction service for items of a sensitive nature.  Destruction Certificates can be provided upon request.

Jason and Julie Powers

Involvement in local community/charitable organisations.

We actively support our local community/charitable organisations through sponsorships and donations. 

Nth Queensland Legacy, Townsville Host Lions Club (the Lamont Project and The World Festival of Magic), Townsville Game Fishing Club, The Ingham Rod and Reel Fishing Club, Project Booyah, The Charters Towers Motorcycle Club and various schools in support of Industry Placement.

What we don’t accept

Asbestos, Chemicals, Flammable substances, Explosives, Mercury, Vessels containing liquid, Radioactive material, Tyres, Concrete, Timber, Decramastic Roofing, General waste, Green Waste, Pressure Vessels (accumulators).


Our reputation has been built on honest, transparent, customer focussed outcomes. Our reliability and efficient service is what sets us apart from the rest.

Sonya Corkery

Owner - Electrotek Qld Pty Ltd

We own an electrical contracting company that has two branches, one is Townsville and another in Brisbane. As we have multiple teams and many projects we are often left with cabling and scrap that we need to remove from site or our office locations. Upon asking for referrals of someone reliable, we were referred to Jason, Julie and their team. On previous dealings with other companies before engaging Weigh 'N' Pay, we felt we had not been given as much satisfaction with customer service or pricing for the product as we would have expected. 

When we met Jason and Julie from Weigh 'N' Pay, we immediately felt at ease. Their many years of experience in the industry and their friendly and prompt customer service have been fantastic. They always ensure our team have what they need to store the cable or scrap product safely and neatly. When I contact them for collection they come so quickly and have a replacement bin on site at the same time. Their staff are always courteous and accommodating as well. They have assisted us with both of our locations and have always ensured that we are fairly reimbursed for the recycling we are doing. 

I would highly recommend any company, no matter the scale of your business, to contact Jason and Julie from Weigh 'N' Pay today to ensure you to are being looked after with your scrap recycling needs. 

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