Accepted Metals

  • Accepted Materials
  • Restricted Materials
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass & Bronze
  • Stainless Steel
  • Lead & Batteries
  • Iron & Steel
  • Nickel &
    High Temp Alloys
  • Electronic Scrap
  • Radiators

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum beverage containers are priced in 3 different ways: Dry and Crushed, Dry and Not Crushed, and Wet and Crushed or Not Crushed.

Aluminum Foil

 Any shape or size and free of food, oil, and any other contaminants.

Aluminum Clip

Aluminum sheet and solids that are free of dirt, paint, or other elements that may not be native to the metal.

Aluminum Extrusions

Solid manufactured pieces of aluminum that are usually alloys 6061 and 6063. These pieces must be free of dirt, attachments, and excess oil.

Aluminum Rims

Clean aluminum rims with no wheel weights, valve stems, and any other debris.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding, fascia, soffits, and downspouts free of any dirt, screws, insulation, and other debris.

Aluminum Turnings

Clean small shavings of aluminum which are the by-product of many manufacturing processes. They must be free of dirt, oils, and other contaminants.

Bare Aluminum EC Wire

Wire that is at least 99% aluminum and free from; alloys, hair wire, insulation, dirt, and other contaminants.

Insulated Aluminum EC Wire

Irony Aluminum

A mix of cast, irony, and contaminated aluminum such as old boat motors, large truck brake parts, and other contaminated aluminum.

Lithographic Plates

Free of any plastic, ink, dirt, or oil.

Cast Aluminum

Old clean aluminum such as cylinder heads, clean transmission casings, grill lids, or any other aluminum castings.

Sheet Aluminum

Scrap aluminum from things like old window frames, door frames, pots, pans, and sheeting.

Aluminum BX Wire

Aluminum shelled wire that usually encases a single insulated Spaghetti/THHN (copper) wire.

Bare Bright
Copper Wire

Bright & shiny #1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed, and un-insulated copper wire, 16 gauge or thicker.

#1 Copper

Clean copper unalloyed, uncoated copper tubing & pipe, buss bars, clippings, punching’s and wire.

#2 Copper

Miscellaneous copper pipe, wire, and other solids that have any solder, paint or enamel on them.

Lite Copper

Unalloyed copper sheet, downspouts, gutters, and clean hair wire.

Romex Wire

The standard electrical wire found in houses that is in the #1 insulated category and is considered to contain 62% copper.

Spaghetti /
THHN Wire

Wire which contains 80% copper and in the #1 insulated category.

Large Copper
Feeder Cable

Cable that contains 90% Copper and is in the #1 insulated category.

High Voltage Copper Cable

Cable that contains 50% Copper and is the #1 insulated category.

Double Insulated Copper Wire

Wire that contains 60% copper, under 2 thick layers of insulation and is in the insulated #1 category.

Tin Coated Copper Cable

Cable in the #2 insulated wire category that contains 70% copper. This may look like aluminum at first glance but it is actually tin coated copper cable.

Communication Cable

CAT 5, CAT 6 Network Communication Cable and Phone Wire without plugs are considered to contain 50% copper and are in the #2 insulated category.

Extension Cords

Extension and Appliance Cords contain 40% copper and are in the #2 insulated category.

Auto Wire Harnesses

Auto wire harnesses have a large amount of plastic both in the insulation and plugs on the end.

Export #3 Wire

Low copper bearing wire that has a high content of insulation, plugs, and other non copper bearing items. Such as Christmas lights.

Copper Turnings

Shavings, grindings, and/or borings of unalloyed copper that are the by-product of many different manufacturing processes.

Cupronickel

Cupronickel has a silver tone and is most commonly a mix of 75% copper and 25% nickel with a trace amount of manganese.

Brass Turnings

Small shavings of brass created during manufacturing processes.

Bronze

Red & Yellow
Brass

Yellow is the most common type, but red brass such as irrigation or well equipment has a higher copper content.

Brass Shells

The most common type of ammunition casings.

Stainless Steel Turnings

Non-magnetic stainless at least 18/8 Chromium/Nickel that are by-products of manufacturing processes in which the small, thin pieces of are shaved from a bigger piece.

Clean Stainless
Steel

An alloy of steel which is non-magnetic and has 18% chromium and 8% nickel, without attachments.

Dirty Stainless
Steel

Unprep non-magnetic stainless that is 18-8 chromium/nickel which is dirty and/or may contain attachments.

Clean Lead

Lead that is clean and free of any attachments, oil, dirt, and debris such as wheel weights, sinkers, lead plates and lead ingots.

Dirty Lead

Lead with any attachments, excess oil, dirt, debris, or anything that is not otherwise lead.

Heavy Lead

Heavy lead objects such as lead keels from sailboats and heavy weights used for large-scale calibration.

Lead Wheel
Weights

Lead weights that are used to balance automobile wheels after tires have been mounted.

Lead Acid
Batteries

Normal car, truck, motorcycle, and lawn tractor batteries are about 60% lead by weight and are not normally encased in steel.

Steel Cased
Batteries

Lead acid batteries that are encased in a large steel frame. These batteries are generally used in forklifts.

Lead Coated
Copper

Copper cable that is enclosed in a lead or lead-alloyed casing.

Heavy Metal
Steel

Prepared heavy melt steel is cut 2ft x 5ft sections that is at least 1/4inch thick. Unprepared is large pieces of steel and machinery.

Prepared Plate & Structure Steel

Steel I beams and Plate material that is more than 1/4inch thick and is cut into no more than 4ft x4ft sections. This class of steel is usually the by-product of a demolition.

Scrap Bridge
Beams

A larger class of Steel I beams, plates, and other structural pieces thicker than 1/4inch and unprepared.

Old Scrap
Machinery

Large pieces of scrap machinery, forklifts, bulldozers, excavators, cranes, and other equipment and things of this nature.

Baling Material

Light clean steel such as fencing, file cabinets, and metal construction studs.

Light Iron & Tin

Steel known as “shredder” is light enough to shred but not clean enough to be classified as Bailer.

Nickel

Some of the most common nickel alloys are Inconel, 330 Stainless Steel, Hastalloy and Monel.

Tungsten

One of the toughest metals know to man. A few examples are drill bits and shear blades.

Titanium

Titanium is more valuable than stainless steel but less than copper. Common forms of titanium scrap include turnings and bulk weldables (billet, bars, plate trimmings, chips, etc.)

Computer Towers

Full computer towers that have disk drives, hard drive, motherboard, CPU, RAM, and power supply.

Motherboards

Complete motherboards that include a CPU and RAM, and/or ones that are missing a CPU and/or RAM.

CPU’s

They can be ceramic or steel backed. They must be separated from the motherboard to be bought as CPU’s.

RAM

RAM sticks have Gold plated “fingers” and high quality chips, which make them valuable. They must be separated from the motherboard to be bought as RAM.

Hard Drives &
Hard Drive Boards

Hard drives should be free of plastics and other attachments. If the boards are taken off the hard drives they become a separate material.

Disk Drives

Disk drives are the cd/dvd rom drives, 5 1/2inch floppy drives, or the old 3 1/2inch floppy drives.

Power Supplies

We take power supplies with or without the copper pigtail attached.

Laptops

Cell Phones

Telecom
Equipment

Servers &
Server Racks

Low Grade
Non-PC Boards

Auto Radiators

We accept copper and brass automotive radiators with or without steel or aluminum. They must be clean, empty, and free of dirt and oil.

Copper /
Aluminum Radiators

We accept radiators with aluminum fins and copper tubes. They must be free of fluids.

  • Non-metallic materials; including wood, cement, asphalt, dirt, tires, oils, and fluids
  • Materials containing asbestos
  • Radiation containing and radiation emitting materials
  • Batteries that are cracked, leaking, or no longer intact
  • Ballast that do not specifically state “NO PCB’s”
  • Cylinders or containers of any type that have not be de-valved or opened to ensure they can no longer be pressurized
  • Flammable and combustible materials
  • Mercury switches, thermostats, and fluorescent mercury vapor fixtures and lights
  • Military scrap or munitions that have not been deactivated
  • Residual waste; as defined by the Pennsylvania Residual Waste Regulations
  • Hazardous waste; as defined by the Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Regulations
  • Infectious (red bag) materials and sharps
  • Transformers that have not been drained of dielectric fluid
  • Transmissions and Engines that have not had the fluids drained
  • Cathode ray tubes (CRT’s); typically televisions and monitors
  • Containers that formerly contained hazardous materials
  • Lead dust or powder
  • Beer kegs
  • Detached catalytic converters; unless purchased from a commercial enterprise
  • Railroad materials

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