Scrap Metal

Acceptable Materials

All Scrap Metal Is Accepted - Stoves, Brass, Copper, Appliances, Etc.

Prepare for Discarding

  • A Fee is required for any Apppliance containing Freon. Freon-containing appliances must not be placed in the scrap metal pile. Consult with attendant for proper placement.
  • Microwaves. Consult with attendant for proper placement.
  • Bikes with rubber tires removed.
  • Riding lawnmowers with tires removed. If attached, a charge per tire is applied.

Do Not Recycle with Scrap Metals

  • TVs or other electronics (Recycle with electronics not a scrap metal item)
  • Chemical Aerosols (insecticides, etc.)
  • Plastic vacuum cleaners
  • Fridges or freezers with meat or food spoilage inside
  • Metal pipes with cement

Scrap Metal Recycling Facts

  • 43% of the copper, 32% of the aluminum, 55% of the lead, and 19% of the zinc needed as raw materials in the U.S. are supplied by "scrap" recycling
  • About 11.5 million tons of ferrous (e.g., steel and iron) waste is generated in the U.S. annually
  • Through recycling each year, the steel industry saves enough energy to power 18 million homes
  • Americans throw away enough iron and steel to continuously supply the nation's automakers