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Do you buy metal?2021-02-13T13:32:40-05:00

Yes. We purchase & recycle ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. For a list of items we buy click here.

Do you buy cars?2021-02-13T13:33:47-05:00

Yes, we do purchase whole cars. All fluids from the vehicle have to be removed, battery removed, and tires. (If tires remain, we charge $10 per tire for disposal.)

Do you sell car parts?2021-02-13T13:34:13-05:00

No, we are not an auto salvage yard.

Is a title required for vehicles?2021-02-13T13:34:45-05:00

Yes, it is preferred with title signed over to person scrapping.

Do you retail?2021-02-13T13:35:07-05:00

We are not in the business of retailing, as we are a wholesaler. However, there are a few specific items that we are willing to retail (subject to availability).

Do you pick-up?2021-02-13T13:35:47-05:00

We offer routine pickup for our industrial clients. However, we do not pick up residential scrap. We can try to offer a referral based on your location. Bear in mind that a residential pick up may result in some type of cost.

Are appointments needed for selling scrap metal?2021-02-13T13:37:08-05:00

No, it is not necessary to schedule an appointment to sell scrap metal. It’s typically a first-come, first-served basis.

Are there legal requirements for selling scrap metal?2021-02-13T13:37:53-05:00

Yes. By law, all customers must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid driver’s license or state ID. In addition, the seller must provide the make, model, and license plate number from the vehicle used to deliver the scrap. Any material deemed suspicious will require a formal letterhead citing proof of origin.

What does your business process entail?2021-02-13T13:38:44-05:00

We ask that all customers check-in at one of the drive-on scales or the non-ferrous dock scale. After we take your name and information about the items you are scrapping, you will be directed to an inspector who will examine the load, and show you where to unload. In cases where the customer has multiple items that are segregated, we will weigh each item separately. When all material has been unloaded and weighed, park your vehicle and bring your ID and vehicle information to the scale room where we will issue you cash or a check accompanied by a receipt.

Do you post prices?2021-02-13T13:39:03-05:00

No. Given the volatile nature of commodities, prices fluctuate constantly on any given day. However, you can call for current pricing or sign-up for emailed price updates by clicking here.

What is considered prepared #1 steel?2021-02-13T13:39:25-05:00

Material measuring at least a 1/4” in thickness, and no greater than 3 feet in length and 3 feet in width.

What is considered prepared stainless steel?2021-02-13T13:39:43-05:00

Non-magnetic stainless that is free of any non-stainless attachments, and measurements no greater than 3 feet in length and 3 feet in width.

What is your policy regarding tanks and cylinders?2021-02-13T13:40:01-05:00

All tanks and cylinders must have the valves removed and an extra hole placed in them.

What is considered #1 Copper?2021-02-13T13:40:24-05:00

For tubing: Must be free of paint, solder, or braising; cannot be used oil or gas line, must be unalloyed and unthreaded.

For wire: Heavy gauge (greater than a pencil lead in thickness) that is free of paint, soldered pieces, lacquer, attachments, clips, and/or insulation; cannot be leaded or tinned. No welding leed, or hair wire.

What is considered clean aluminum?2021-02-13T13:40:44-05:00

Aluminum scrap that is free of steel, wood, plastic, glass, styrofoam, or any other material.

Do you purchase E-scrap?2021-02-13T18:35:25-05:00

Yes. For a list of items that we accept, see the Materials page.

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