Learning Center

scrap-metal-learning-centerLooking to learn more about how scrap metal recycling works? You’ve come to the right place. Right here we have all the information you need. Learn what metals you should scrap, where to find them, and how you can start your custom recycling program today.

First Time Here? What to Expect

  1. Bring your material to the designated area to be weighed. Our customer service reps will be happy to help you unload if necessary.
  2. Your picture will be taken with the material, as well as vehicle information (required by law).
  3. Material will be weighed and categorized.
  4. A purchase ticket is written up with the weight and description of your material. You’ll be paid by the pound on each type of metal.
  5. Your phone number and a copy of your valid state-issued ID will be taken.
  6. You get paid!

Acceptable Items

Visit this link, or download this pdf

Unacceptable Items

TVs, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Propane Tanks, Fire Extinguishers, Computer Monitors

(Also see “IT’S THE LAW”)


  1. A valid state-issued ID required to sell scrap metal (cannot be expired).
  2. Physical address where the scrap was obtained must be provided.
  3. Central A/C Units, ACRs, Coils, Condensers and Catalytic Converters can only be purchased from a company, contractor or individual in the business of installing, replacing, maintaining or removing these items. Must present HVAC certification or work order from garage as proof of the above.
  4. We cannot purchase any of the following material: Beer kegs, traffic lights, railroad material, historical markers, grave markers, burial vases, water meter covers, highway/street signs, road/bridge guards, street light pole fixtures, utility access covers, regulated metal marked with initials from any utility company or government entity.
  5. Only one cash payout per day. If you return the same day, you’ll be paid by check.
  6. Anything over $100, and all copper is paid by check.
  7. SC: You must obtain a scrap permit for anything other than aluminum cans or steel. Check with your local sheriff’s department for more info.

Common Scrap Metals

Click here to see examples of the most common scrap metals.