Scrap Metal Drop off

Our Process

Step One

Gather your scrap Metal at your home or business

Step Two

Use a magnet to sort the scrap metal into two categories: Non-Ferrous and Ferrous Metals. This can be done at the facility using our containers or even before you arrive.

Step Three

Have your scrap weighed out by one of our scale operators and receive your receipt. For Non-Ferrous Metals you will use the carts or buckets located near the scales and for Ferrous metals you will drive across the scales to get the gross weight.

Step Four

Take your receipt to the ATM and scan the bar code to get your money!

Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous Metals

Most ferrous metals are magnetic and some common types include alloy steel, carbon steel, cast iron and wrought iron. These metals are prized for their strength and durability however Ferrous metals have a high carbon content which generally makes them vulnerable to rust when exposed to moisture.

  • Drive to Ferrous Truck Scale.
  • Provide the Truck Scale Operator your barcode to get the first gross weight. The Scale Operator will then instruct you where to unload your scrap metal.
  • Pull back onto truck scale to get second tare weight.
  • Cash Out!

Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals are non-magnetic making them suitable for use in electronics and include types of metal such as aluminum, copper, lead, zinc and tin, as well as precious metals like gold and silver. Their main advantage over ferrous materials is their malleability. They also have no iron content, giving them a higher resistance to rust and corrosion, and making them ideal for outdoor applications.

  • Take your scrap to the Non-Ferrous Scale
  • Separate Your Material - Place into carts and buckets which are located next to the scales.
  • Push your scrap material onto small scale. Hand the scale operator barcode. Get Weighed.
  • Cash Out!
Non Ferrous Metals

The Receipt

Receipt Diagram

1. Gross Weight
Total amount of weight put on the scale
(including carts, buckets, and other non-metal material)

2. Tare Weight
Weight of non-metallic items
(ex. empty cart or car that the material was in)

3. Net Weight
This is the total amount of scrap metal that you sold to us
(net weight = gross weight – tare weight)

4. Price per Pound or Gross Ton
For each material

5. Total Payment Amount
At bottom of the receipt. This is calculated by multiplying the net weight of your material by the price per pound.

6. Loyalty Reward Points Earned
Points earned for this transaction and total amount of points you have.

Resources

Request A Pickup

Call (215) 442-1504 or use the below form.