Company History

In 1955 our founder, Joe H. Hereford moved from Bessemer, AL. to Attalla, AL. He operated a wholesale auto parts and scrap business in Reece City, until relocating to the current location in 1971.

In 1987 after major changes in the automotive core business the main focus changed to scrap metal recycling. The business quickly grew and served both drive in and commercial customers.

In 2010, Joe H. Hereford passed away after a stroke. His son's Joe and Tony Hereford both retired from their careers and began to operate the business.

Joe W. Hereford, was serving as police chief of Attalla, AL. and Tony Hereford was employed with Averitt Express. Both Joe and Tony Hereford have over 30 years of experience in the scrap recycling business.

After taking over the business Joe and Tony Hereford have continued the public scrap yard and have made commercial accounts a major priority.

Hereford Scrap Metals, LLC now has a fleet of trucks to handle roll-offs, drop deck, low-boy and high side scrap trailers to handle most commercial scrap management needs.

Hereford Scrap Metals, LLC believes in giving back to the community and donates to numerous charitable organizations.