7 Benefits of Recycling Industrial Scrap Metal


There are so many positive outcomes to recycling industrial scrap metal that it is hard to narrow down the list, but here are seven clear benefits:

  1.  Industrial customers who recycle their scrap earn money for their metal.  By segregating from waste which our commercial customers pay to remove our customers can earn revenue by segregating their scrap metal by commodity.
  2. Commercial business recycling programs offer our industrial customers upfront formula pricing.  No need to constantly negotiate or check in to know what your metal is worth, our partners always know the price of their scrap before it leaves their location.  
  3. Recycling reporting allows our customers to easily access their recycling reporting totals, helping them with shop efficiency and local environmental reporting.
  4. Industrial recycling programs from Sahd Metal Recycling allow for customizable sized containers to meet your storage and space needs.  If we don’t have the right container for your job we will find one!
  5. Guaranteed service within 24 hours of notification.  You never have to wonder when we are coming to swap your containers, we stay in touch and always serve you within 24 hours so you have no reason to have the recycling process slowed down.
  6. Sahd Metal Recycling’s sustainable recycling practices and strict protocol on unacceptable environmental materials allows our industrial recycling partners to be confident that their material is being recycled responsibly.
  7. Our industrial customers never need to worry about ticketing and prompt payment–we have built a reputation for dependability and reliability for our over 70 years of service!


Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEE—Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous 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/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • 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
  • 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
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs