What We Recycle

Accepted Materials

Check this list of items that contain the Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals we can purchase. If you don’t see the item(s) listed here that you’re wishing to scrap, please contact us before bringing the item(s) in.

Ferrous metals

* Household Appliances Other Track Material
Busheling Prepared # 1 & # 2 Heavy Melt
Cable Prepared Plate & Structural
Cast Iron * Propane Cylinders
Construction Equipment Sheet Metal
Demolition Scrap Structural Beams
Farm Machinery * Tanks
Fence * Transformers
* Gas Tanks Wire
Lawn Mowers * Vehicles
Industrial Scrap Steel

Non-ferrous metals

Aluminum Cans Heater cores
Aluminum Extrusions Insulated Copper Wiring #1 & # 2
Cast Aluminum Mixed Insulated Copper Wire
Aluminum & Copper Radiators Painted Aluminum Siding
* Aerosol Cans Radiators
* Barrels, Drums, Pails, and Buckets Scrap Lead
* Batteries Sheet Aluminum
Brass Plumbing, Fixtures, Faucets & Fittings Stainless Steel
Catalytic Converters Tin Cans
Copper # 1 & # 2 Transmissions
Electric motors

* Denotes a Conditional Material. See Conditionally Accepted Materials for more information on this type of item.

These items are acceptable if the following conditions are met:

Aerosol Cans:

  • Must be empty (no pressure and no liquids).


  • Must have fluid filled capacitors removed.
  • Must have certification that CFCs have been properly removed.

Barrels, Drums, Pails and Buckets:

  • Must be triple rinsed, dried and lid removed
  • Must have be free of liquids or sludge and top removed or drum is crushed.


  • Lead acid, not cracked and only accepted at the non-ferrous scale.
  • Only accepted at the non-ferrous department scale.

Compressed Gas Cylinders:

  • Must be devalved and cut in half.

Gas Tanks:

  • Must have visible 8” x 8” hole and be dry.

Propane Cylinders:

  • Must be de-valved and only accepted when presented at the front scale.


  • Above ground & underground storage tanks must be drained with a 6” hole, have no liquids or sludge, and no combustible vapors
  • Larger than 100 gallon must have 3 ft. hole


  • Must be drained and have a letter verifying no PCBs are present.


  • Title required
  • Must have certification that CFCs have been properly removed.
  • Must have lead acid battery and mercury switches removed.
  • Must have accessible wheel weights removed.
  • Must have fuel tank removed or drained with a 6” hole visible.
  • Must have antifreeze, oil, and transmission fluid removed.

The following items are considered unacceptable – we can neither purchase nor recycle:

  • Acetylene cylinders
  • Asbestos containing material (i.e. insulated pipe and transite concrete fiber board)
  • Backup power supply units
  • Ballasts
  • Borings
  • Capacitors
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • Closed compressed gas cylinders
  • Closed containers of any kind
  • Computer Monitors, Parts or Accessories
  • Containers with free-flowing liquids inside or outside (tar, oil, gasoline)
  • Household Electronic Scrap
  • Items containing Mercury
  • Flammable or combustible material
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Fluorescent light ballasts
  • Material containing refrigerants
  • Munitions, bullets, military target range scrap, explosives
  • Microwave ovens
  • Oily Scrap
  • Paint cans
  • Pressure regulating valves
  • Radioactive material
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Trash
  • Turnings
  • TV’s
  • Wood

If you don't see the item(s) listed on our listing of Acceptable Items to Recycle, please contact us before bringing the item(s) in.

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