Scrap Metal

Take It to Scrapyards

You can take scrap metal to the landfill or to scrapyards. Scrapyards pay for new and old metal, which they can recycle into new material.

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Separate Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

It’s helpful to separate ferrous from non-ferrous metals before visiting a scrap yard. Ferrous metals include steel, pig iron and other iron alloys, while non-ferrous metals are practically iron-free. If a magnet sticks to metal, it’s ferrous, and if not, it’s non-ferrous.

Find Out What They Take

Try using the iScrap App to find local scrapyards and which metals and materials they accept. Items that are commonly accepted include metal tubing, wiring and assorted auto parts.

Did You Know?

How Much Scrap Metal the US Recycles on Average

In the United States, more than 250 billion pounds of scrap metal is recycled annually. 250 billion pounds translates to the same weight as 70 million cars. With more recycled scrap metal in the market, less resources need to be mined because recycled metal is a quality supply chain.