A comprehensive list of materials that we recycle and how to prepare them to put some extra cash in your pocket
Aluminum Cans: Used beverage cans must be kept free of all contaminants. Cans with any garbage, water, ice, tin, glass, plastic, rocks or cigarette butts are unacceptable. Cans will be rejected if contaminated.
Clean Aluminum: Most aluminum grades that are free of staples, nails, rivets, weather stripping, plastic or any other materials.
Cast Aluminum: Aluminum that has been formed in a mold or casting. Must be clean of any steel, plastic or any other contaminants.
Aluminum Siding: Clean siding, soffit, fascia, and gutters. No staples, nails, tar or shingles. Should be prepared under four feet long.
Aluminum Extrusions: Machine pressed aluminum. Window and door frames clean of any screws, nails, or any weather stripping.
Unclean Extrusions: Aluminum extrusions containing weather stripping, screws, nails, screens, glass or any other contaminants. Ex. Old screen doors and window frames.
Aluminum Rims: Clean aluminum rims. No lead wheel weights or valve stems.
Aluminum Solids: Industrial solids over 1/4’” thickness.
Aluminum Radiators: Clean radiators. Plastic or steel sides must be removed and all coolant drained.
Aluminum/Copper Radiators: Aluminum radiator with copper tubing. Must be free of any steel or any other contaminants.
Aluminum Breakage: Aluminum with steel or any other foreign materials causing low aluminum recovery.
Bare Bright: Stripped copper wire, that’s bright and shiny. No discoloration, solder, plastic, rubber or steel.
#1 Copper: Clean copper tubing. No paint, solder joints, plastic, rubber or steel.
#2 Copper: Copper tubing containing any solder joints or paint. Small diameter wire or any burnt copper materials. No plastic, rubber or steel. No brass valves or other metals attached.
#1 Insulated Copper Wires: Insulated copper wire with a copper recovery greater than 70%. Romex, 12AWG and larger etc…
#2 Insulated Copper Wires: Insulated copper wire with a copper recovery greater than 50%. Old extension cords, appliance cords, 14 AWG wire and smaller etc…
#3 Insulated Computer Wires: Communication wire with a copper recovery greater than 30%.
#4 Insulated Wires: Low recovery copper wire consists of Christmas lights, telephone wire, and computer ribbon wires.
Yellow Brass: Most brass grades yellow, chrome, or painted, excluding ammunition shells. No plastic, rubber, steel, or other contaminants.
Red Brass: Brass typically from plumbing fixtures that are darker, red in color, and rough in texture. No plastic, rubber, steel, or other contaminants.
Brass Shells: For safety purposes, ammunition shells must be kept separate from other brass grades. No steel or any live ammunition will be accepted.
Brass Auto Radiators: Old brass auto radiators must be clean of any steel attachments and drained of all fluids prior to purchase.
Stainless Steel: Stainless steel that is non-magnetic and clean of steel, plastic, rubber, or any other contaminants.
316 Stainless Steel: Stainless steel that is marked or stamped as 316 stainless and is free of contaminants.
Electric Motors: Electric motors, transformers, starters and alternators without any large attachments.
Batteries: Lead core batteries. Auto, semi, tractor, motorcycle etc. Cracked or broken cases must be drained of fluids.
Catalytic Converters: Converters vary and are graded by make/model. Converter conditions will be thoroughly inspected; damaged converters will be graded accordingly. Exhaust pipes must be cut off the converter.
High-Grade Computer Boards: Motherboards and other qualifying circuit boards. Must be clean of any large attachments.
Other E-Scrap: Hard drives, power supplies, disk drives and copper wires.
Items Accepted for a Fee
Although we pay for the majority of items we accept, there are a few that we charge for to dispose of properly. These fees cover the proper licenses and procedures to recycle these items in a way that is safe and compliant with all environmental regulations.
Freon Units: Refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners. $20
Computer Monitors: $20
TV’s: Under 27” and smaller: $25, anything larger than 30”: $40, or large consoles: $55
Electronics: Computer towers, laptops, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, old phones/cell phones, printers, keyboards etc… $5
Propane, CO2, or any other pressurized tanks: Pressurized tanks are unacceptable unless cut in half. $10 per tank for any whole tanks
Fluorescent light bulbs: Under 4’ – .50 per bulb, over 4’ – $1.00 per bulb
Shredding, Plastics, and Garbage: Confidential shredding: .15 per pound. Plastics and garbage – per pound.
Items Accepted Free of Any Charge
Steel/Iron: Since we are conveniently located in town, we allow free steel drop offs but, do not purchase steel items
Appliances: Washers, dryers, dishwashers, water heaters etc…
Paper and cardboard: Free drop off at any of our locations for paper and cardboard.