" A family owned local business for over 50 years " - Junk Cars $14/ Mixed Steel $13/White Goods $13
Company History
Our company was founded in 1956 by Joe H. Hereford of Birmingham, Alabama. After moving to Attalla in the late 50's Mr. Hereford opened Hereford Auto Parts in Reece City, Alabama and supplied automotive cores for rebuilding and also purchased scrap metals from the general public.
In 1970 Hereford Auto Parts moved to our current location and changed the name to Hereford Scrap Metals. In 1984 we changed our focus from automotive cores to the purchase of scrap metals from both the general public and business accounts. We currently have over 5,000 registered customers and look forward to serving your recycling needs.
On November 29, 2010, Joe H. (Big Joe) Hereford passed away after complications from a stroke. His sons Joe W. and Tony Hereford continue to operate the business.
Joe W. Hereford retired as chief of police for the City of Attalla in 2010, and served as Director of Public Safety for the City of Attalla in 2013-14.  Tony Hereford also retired in 2010 from Averitt Express. Both Joe and Tony Hereford have worked in the in the scrap metal recycling business for over 25 years.
Office Staff:
Joe W. Hereford, Buyer/Partner
Tony L. Hereford, Buyer/Partner
Tommy Watts, Buyer/Security
Doug Jordan, Scrap Law Compliance/Safety
1528 3rd Street SW
Corner US Highway 11 & HWY 77
Attalla, AL 35954
Mon - Fri: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Sat - 7:00AM-11:00PM
Sun: Closed
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