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?

Prices vary with the market. Give us a call for the latest pricing.
1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272)

Do you accept computers, monitors and elctronics?

Some locations are able to accept e-waste. Just give us a call at 1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272) and we'll direct you to the closest location.

What types of metal do you accept?

Brass (yellow and red)

Where is the closest SA Recycling Center to my home or business?

SA Recycling operates 38 recycling centers throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.  Click here

Do you have a pick-up service?

Pick-up service is available depending on the size of the load and the location of pick-up.  Please call our customer service department at 1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272) to see if we have service to your area.

How much do you pay for scrap metal?

Prices vary depending on the type of metal and the weight of the load.  Give us a call at 1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272) and we can give you an estimate over the phone.

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?

Depending on the volume, type of scrap and your location, the recycling facility may be able to leave a roll-off bin at your home or place of business. If you have a large volume of scrap that needs collection on a more frequent basis they may be able to arrange for regularly scheduled pick-up.

Give us a call at 1 800 GOT-SCRAP (1-800-468-7272) for details.

What Can I Recycle?

Scrap Metal Products
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
Copper Tubing

Household Appliances
Refrigerators                      Stoves
Freezers                            Washers
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 ?

When most people hear the work "recycle" they think of paper goods, plastics and aluminum cans.

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.

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