Scrap Metal FAQ's
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What is a Scrap Yard?
Scrap Metal (which originates from homes, businesses, schools, etc...) should be properly disposed of at a certified recycling Scrap Yard. In different parts of the country, a "Scrap Yard" could also be referred to as a "Junkyard" or "Breaker's Yard"). Such Scrap Metals should NOT be put in our landfills, but rather a place where it can be processed for later melting into new products.
Most all Metal Scrap Yards will pay cash or check for your Scrap Metal. They key here, however, is that you must find a way to get your Scrap Metal to the yard. Many people just don't have the resources to get large Scrap Metal to yards, which is why there are a growing amount of people referred to as "Scrap Movers" or "Scrappers" that will offer to remove your Scrap Metal (some for a fee, some for free - really depends on the company and how much you have).
Metal Scrap Yards usually pay by weight (not be item).
What are your hours?
Our friendly call center staff are available to assist you Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm
What is the current price for a specific type of metal?
1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272)
Do you accept computers, monitors and elctronics?
What types of metal do you accept?
Brass (yellow and red)
Where is the closest SA Recycling Center to my home or business?
Do you have a pick-up service?
How much do you pay for scrap metal?
California state law requires a valid government identification be provided to receive payment for all scrap sales transactions.
Can you leave a collection bin at my home or business?
Give us a call at 1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272) for details.
What Can I Recycle?
Aluminum cans Aluminum Siding
Plastic and glass bottles B-B-Q’s
Bicycles Aluminum Sheds
Wheels/Rims Aluminum Ladders
Bed Frames Trampolines
Window Frames Metal Fencing
Metal Shelves & Racks Wiring
Metal Filing Cabinets Insulated Copper Wire
Dryers Water heaters
Small electrical appliances Air conditioners
Dishwashers Cast Iron Tubs
Automobiles & Equipment
Cars Boat Trailers
Truck Beds Motor Cycles
Motor Cycle Trailers Radiators
Batteries Copper Radiators
356 Alum Wheels Wheel Weights
Can I Recycle ?
However, there is another industry in the recycling world called Scrap Metal Recycling, which process more than 125 Million Tons of recycling each year!
Scrap Metal Recycling (e.g. GotScrap?) is the most popular form of recycling in the United States. Steel and aluminum can be infinitely recycled. Scrap metal is ferrous metals or nonferrous metals. Large items such as cars, dishwasher, washing machines, stoves, and refrigerators are generally created from metal and are the best items to recycle. When you recycle Scrap Metal, you re-use the material and save on natural resources and reduce greenhouse gases.
In addition to providing benefits for the environment, however, Scrap Metal Recycling is also a far more cost effective solution to creating metals than actually producing new metals. As a result, recycling metals is one of the biggest industries in the world today.
Now Offering Pickups
For a small freight fee, we offer full-service SCRAP removal for your home or business. At the moment we are removing SCRAP from homes and businesses throughout most of California. Call or click to set an appointment.Learn More