What Can I Sell?
We accept a variety of household scrap at our locations, from appliances to vehicles to a metal kitchen sink!
Ferrous Scrap (sticks to magnet)
- Washers and Dryers
- Air Conditioners
End of life vehicles including:
- Junk Cars
- Old Trucks
- Farm Equipment
- Farm Machinery
- Cast Iron Patio Furniture
- Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
- Sheet Metal
- Stainless Steel
- Steel Wheels
- Aluminum Cans
- Aluminum Pots and Pans
- Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
- Aluminum Patio Furniture
- Aluminum Wheels
- Aluminum Wire
- Auto Batteries
- Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
- Cable, Fence and Wire
- Christmas Lights
- Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
- Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
- Copper Tubing
- Copper Wire
- Electric Motors
- Insulated Wire
- Screen Doors and Window Frames
- TV Cable
Prohibited items at Western Metals Recycling, except by special arrangement:
- Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
- Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) unless the facility has agreed to recover the refrigerants
- Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
- Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
- Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
- Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
- Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
- Acetylene Cylinders
- Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
- Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
- Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
- Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
- Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
- Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
- PCB-Containing Materials
- Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
- Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs
How Do I Sell My Scrap?
Simply drop off any ferrous scrap (metal that sticks to a magnet like iron, steel or an automobile) or nonferrous scrap (like aluminum, copper, brass, and wire) in your car, truck or trailer. Get it weighed at our certified scales. Unload, and then get paid our competitive current market scrap prices at our self-service ATM.
Before you load your material…
Review our list of items we accept and items that must meet special conditions.
Find the location nearest you to review the yard layout and get instructions.
Once you get to the scrap yard…
A greeter will direct you (in most locations) to the ferrous or nonferrous area of the scrap yard based on what you’ve brought in that day.
Drive onto our scale with your scrap and present a valid photo ID, receive your weigh in ticket.
Proceed to the unloading area and remove the scrap metal from your vehicle. Please note: to keep our prices competitive, we may not have staff available to assist with unloading.
Go to the weigh out area, and we’ll give you a ticket based on the scrap’s weight and current scrap prices.
Take your ticket to the ATM, follow the instructions on the kiosk to get cash for your scrap!
Please observe these safety guidelines in our facilities
Western Metals Recycling creates an environment to help eliminate industrial and environmental hazards. Our safety program is successful thanks to a company-wide commitment and strong safety culture. Employees and customers always come first.
- Watch out for heavy equipment.
- Make eye contact with the operator before moving around mobile equipment.
- Follow directions of traffic directors and inspectors.
- Only enter the unloading areas when instructed.
- Exit vehicle and stay in the designated area if your vehicle is unloaded with mobile equipment.
- Do not climb on or take material from scrap piles.
- Observe “No Smoking” and “Do Not Enter” signs in the yard.
- Watch out for pedestrians while driving (especially when backing up).
- Check for moving railcars at crossings and proceed cautiously over tracks.
- Report any injuries to the WMR office promptly.
- Dress appropriately – wear sturdy shoes and use gloves to handle scrap.