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Scrap Metal Recycling “Scrapping” Tips

We buy almost anything metal, or mostly metal See – What we Buy

Not just Aluminum cans, Not just copper wire

  1. What many people put in the Trash, we buy for Cash!
  2. We are open:
    Raleigh – Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30 and Saturday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Goldsboro-Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00 and Saturday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
  3. Metal is Ferrous (Steel, Iron, Tin, etc.), or Non-Ferrous (Copper, Aluminum, etc.)
  4. A small magnet quickly shows Ferrous vs. non-Ferrous. Only Ferrous is magnetic
  5. Prices can change daily, weekly, monthly, depending on market conditions
  6. Separating metals is key to getting the most money from a Recycling/Scrap company
    Taking off all Rubber, Plastic, Wood, helps value-No Glass, Oil, Gasoline
    Hose off car radiator, steel screws off aluminum door, steel off aluminum car parts
  7. Prices depend upon many, many factors, such as thickness, mixing of metals, etc.
  8. We pay Cash for all purchases or Check if requested
  9. We never give information to the IRS or INS
    Internal Revenue Service or Immigration and Naturalization Service
  10. We cannot accept flammable/hazardous materials-Gas, Oil, Propane, Munitions, etc.
  11. Places to get scrap: your garage, work place, friends, neighbors, local businesses, etc.

Key Definitions

  • #1 Prepared Steel-No non-ferrous, rubber, etc. No larger than 3’ x 18” & greater than ¼” thick
  • #1 Unprepared Steel-Same as above, but can be any length
  • #2 Prepared Steel-No non-ferrous, rubber, etc. No larger than 3’ x 18” & ¼” to at least 1/8” thick
  • Tin-(Thin Steel) any size, less than 1/8” thick
  • #1 Copper-16 Gauge or thicker (about pencil lead). Free of paint, solder, fittings, plating, etc.
  • #2 Copper-Thinner than 16 Gauge can have some other metals, plated, etc.
  • Copper Light (Sheet)-Roofing, sheet, gutters, downspouts-No insulation or other materials