Unacceptable Items

There are certain dangerous items we cannot accept:

  • Sealed containers or tanks of any kind (propane, freon, fire extinguishers ……) must be cut in half.
  • Any type of container that contained flammable liquids( gas tanks, aerosol cans, paint thinner buckets)
  • No alkaline, ni-cad, lithium, or nickel-metal hydride batteries
  • Sodium switches
  • Any scrap with unknown chemical substance or residue
  • Paint cans: full or empty
  • Asbestos or any scrap that is suspected of containing asbestos
  • Oil, hydraulic fluid, or unknown liquids
  • Capacitors
  • Ballasts
  • Oil Filters
  • CRT tubes
  • Fluorescent light fixtures containing ballasts and or bulbs
  • No ordinance or ordinance related materials
  • Mercury switches
  • Any radioactive material

We also do not accept these items due to processing issues

  • Appliances
  • Automobiles
  • Fence wire
  • Steel cable (unless it is cut into 3 foot lengths)
  • Tires
  • Concrete, Dirt, Rocks ….
  • Trash, paper, wood rags, foam, cardboard, etc.

And we cannot accept any items that are regulated by local laws (including, but not limited to) street signs, beer kegs, and railroad scrap unless a verifiable proof of ownership is provided.


The Association of General Contractors of America The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries