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Sell Your Scrap, Today!

Although the scrap metal industry may not be glamorous, it is an extremely part of our waste system. Recycling, upcycling, and exchanging scrap metals for cash can all help both the environment and your pockets. The important thing to remember when considering your scrap materials are the types of metals you have. The type of scrap you have determines the value.

Separating scrap metal into different categories is the first step. Using a magnet can help expedite the sorting process. The two main categories to consider are ferrous and non-ferrous. Non-ferrous metals will not be attracted to a magnet and hold more value than ferrous material. Continue reading below for a more comprehensive list of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials, as well as what is accepted and what is not.

Acceptable Materials

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Ferrous Scrap

Appliances including:

  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators,
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers

End of Life Vehicles including:

  • Junk Cars
  • Old Trucks
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Non-Ferrous Scrap

  • Aluminum
  • 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
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors and Window Frames

Prohibited Materials

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  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • 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, un-punctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • 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

Identify and Know Your Metals

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Knowing the types of scrap metals you are dealing with can help make the entire process easier. Keep in mind that the value of the scrap you have is dependent upon the quality, quantity, and type of material. Please read below to learn more about the various scrap metals available and where you can find them. Use this list when determining how and what to recycle! As always, please contact us for more information.


This material is commonly recycled. Aluminum is found in food wrap foils, soda cans, screen doors, and window screens. Aluminum wiring can also be found in window A/C units and old mobile homes.


Brass is commonly found in A/C units, as well as in doorknobs, cookware, bed frames, and more! Brass is also a common component in old electronics.


Copper is the third most useful metal in manufacturing… aluminum and steel being the first two. Household plumbing, statues, décor materials, appliances, and much more all contain copper.


Old patio furniture and other garden materials are loaded with iron! As well, appliances such as lawn mowers, swings, railings, pans, and more are all made with iron.


Lead mining requires much energy, time, and money. Recycling is the preferred way to acquire this material. Lead is highly toxic, so protect yourself when handling it.


Steel has remained a vital component of manufacturing, and thus, pricing has remained consistent. Many appliances are made from steel. Sinks, trays, and other products are also made of steel. Materials that are magnetic may get you a lower price.

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3D Recycling |
19450 KS Highway 7La Cygne, KS 66040
| 913-898-2043 |