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Metal Scrap Yard in Lancaster, PA

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Do you have excess metal from a job or unwanted items around the house? Turn them quickly into cash. Sahd Metal Recycling makes it easy with quick, friendly service to turn your junk into money.

Bring us your old stoves, frying pans, bicycles, aluminum cans and electrical wire, and countless other metal items to the scrap yard and we’ll recycle all of them.  It’s a win-win for you and the environment. For larger jobs and cleanouts that may need pickups or a dumpster drop, Sahd Metal Recycling is your answer as well! Just let us know the size of your project and we can get started!

If you are looking for dumpster or pickup service for your business, visit our Industrial Metal Recycling service page. We’re committed to offering you the best service possible, whether it be for a few cans or full dumpsters!

Current Prices

Steel

Cast Iron Rotors: .08

Prepared Steel: .07

Unprepared Steel: .06

Lite Iron: .05

Machinery: .04

Loose Wire: No Value

Aluminum

Aluminum Extrusion: .65

Aluminum Cans: .45

Aluminum Siding: $.45

Aluminum: .28

Mixed Aluminum: .28

Copper

Bare Brite Copper: 3.10

#1 Copper: 2.85

#2 Copper: 2.60

Sheet Copper: 2.30

Copper Alum Radiators: 1.25

Insulated Copper Wire: .85

Electric Motors: .10

Brass: 1.75

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel: .30

Lead

Lead: $0.25

Lead Batteries: $.09

Lead Wheel Weights: $0.09

First Time at the Scrap Yard?

Pull up to the office and come in and ask Shelbie to direct you. If you have a large segregated load we will weigh your vehicle on the truck scale and direct you to Ed in the steel/lite iron area or Paul in the non-ferrous area to sort the load by metal type to give you as much cash for your scrap metal as possible! If you have a small amount, we may send you to our small scale area where we will help you sort and weigh each metal type.

No matter which area of the yard you go to present your driver’s license to Shelbie and she will give you a ticket that will detail all of the metals and prices paid for your metal. You will proceed to the ATM machine and scan your ticket to get your cash!

Before You Visit

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Review our Scrap Specifications list of what we don’t buy or items that must meet special conditions.

2.

Review the yard layout.

3.

Separate as much as possible in your vehicle, and if you don’t know if it sticks to a magnet, keep it separate from what doesn’t.

When You Visit

1.

Drive onto our scale with your scrap and present a valid photo ID.

2.

Our receptionist will greet you and direct you to your unloading spot.

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If given a ticket at your unloading spot, come to the office to cash out at our ATM! If you don’t get a ticket, pull back on the scale and then park and come into the office to cash out!

FAQ

Contact us with any questions you may have about our services, or visit our guide page if it’s your first time visiting us. We value our customers greatly and are dedicated to giving you the best price possible for your metal. To do this, we frequently update our current scrap metal prices online so you know ahead of time what we will pay. Our promise at Sahd’s is to give you the most transparent pricing and provide excellent service!

The scrap metal yard is the site we process and clean metals so they can be recycled and made into new products.  We use a variety of techniques at our metal recycling center including, torching, shearing, baling, and hand sorting metal to put it together in truckload lots to resell to mills and foundries.

When you arrive pull into the parking lot and register if you are looking to purchase metal.  If you are looking to sell metal you can pull right onto the scale on the side of our building to be directed to either the small scale for car loads of metal or back in the yard for truck and trailer loads of metals.

Sahd Metal Recycling is open for buying and selling Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and 24 hours at recycleyourmetal.com and on Facebook Marketplace.

Our scrap metal yard will accept any metal except vehicles and freon bearing appliances, but the best things to scrap for money are copper, aluminum, brass and stainless steel in addition to steel of all grades.

Ferrous scrap metal formulas are based on the American Metal Market monthly report and nonferrous formulas based on day of pickup pricing at kitcometals.com.

Our pricing is always on the sell metal page of our website, call or email with pictures for quantity.

Ferrous scrap metal formulas are based on the American Metal Market monthly report and nonferrous formulas based on day of pickup pricing at kitcometals.com.

Our pricing is always on the sell metal page of our website, call or email with pictures for quantity.

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
  • 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

What Our Customers Say

Can’t really ask for better people to deal with. True family business that treats their customers and vendors like family members as well. Ron and Dan both have always been up front and straightforward, and great to do business with. Always fair when it comes to pricing, and keep a nice clean yard. Happy to recommend Sahd Metal Recycling to anyone in the Columbia, PA area that wants to be treated like family, not just a customer.

Jeff K.

Columbia, PA

What You Can Bring to The Scrap Yard

Here are some summaries of metals we accept and don’t by type:

Copper

Copper house tubing and water pipes, #1 copper without solder, paint, or other metal attachments, #2 copper with solder, paint, burnt copper wire, bare brite copper wire, bare copper plate, busbar copper, tin-plated copper, green wolverine copper cable, EDM brass wire, yellow brass, brass faucet fixtures, brass valves, irony brass mixed with steel, brass water meters, brass sheet, brass turnings, sheet copper, copper spouting, copper turnings, insulated copper wire, insulated data communication wire, CATV wire, electric motors with copper windings, copper aluminum radiators, copper aluminum radiators with steel, sealed compressor units, ballast. Some items with copper in them that you may not realize include anything you would plug into a socket or that has wires.

Steel

Unprepared steel is an item larger than 2 feet by 5 feet that is thicker than ⅛ inch and is clean steel, without any closed container or fluid bearing container or items. It can include clean machinery, pipes, plates, large decking, industrial catwalks, or any large steel item. Prepared steel is under 2 feet by 5 feet and can include steel wheels, nails, bolts, and industrial tooling that sticks to a magnet. Other items in this category include small plates, small clean open container items, and any clean all metal magnetic item. Items that may be in a household, garage or home shop, or yard include basketball rims, old magnetic ladders, nails, bolts, non-power tools, etc.

Stainless Steel

Pots, pans that are not magnetic, industrial stainless pipes, conveyor belting, food-grade containers, and tanks. Some sinks and kitchen equipment are made of stainless steel, if it is non-magnetic it will pay more and be worth more money to you! Industrial applications include bolts, valves, and any kind of attachment that needs to be around water without rusting.

Aluminum

Clean extruded aluminum cutoffs, building materials, swimming pool structures, mixed aluminum window frames, aluminum pans, pots, cast aluminum mugs, plates, aluminum soda cans, cat food cans, separate aluminum foil, litho plate, window screen, aluminum house siding, aluminum industrial scrap metal of any kind, aluminum tanks free of all fluids, aluminum turnings and shavings that are dry*

Galvanized Steel

Roofing material painted and unpainted as well as industrial galvanized sheet metal, cutouts ductwork, and other galvanized items are all included in this category.

Lite Iron

Magnetic appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, stoves, racks, metal mixed with nonmetallic items such as rubber, lawnmowers, snowblowers, and all other drained equipment without fluids. Weed whackers, hedge trimmers, and most other yard items can all be accepted in this area. Magnetic desks, light yard fixtures, and ornamental decorations, and countless other items that stick to a magnet are lite iron.

Items Not Accepted

We cannot accept any item or appliance that has freon that has not been evacuated or has been evacuated and does not have EPA certification of removal attached can not be accepted. Items in this category include refrigerators, freezers, or any appliance with freon. We do accept air conditioners and dehumidifiers for a $10 fee—we pay for a certified EPA removal process. Sahd Metal Recycling also will not accept catalytic converters from the public, for theft prevention purposes and we do not accept vehicles.

We are committed to treating you fairly and making sure your materials are recycled responsibly. We dedicate time and resources to sorting metal properly and sustainably recycling your metals. We sell to the best local foundries and mills and other domestic and international metal sources that meltdown your metal and create new items. 

Sahd Metal Recycling offers monthly tours for the public to learn a little more about how we process metals responsibly and give you the most money we can for your excess scrap metal and household metals.

 

*Aluminum cans can be accepted smashed, crushed, or whole, in large garbage bags, drums, or tubs. The key is to avoid the small grocery bags inside of bags that make it time-consuming to rip everything open. We dump all of your cans into our weighing conveyor belt, all-steel cans or plastic or glass are sorted out and aluminum only is weighed.

Safety, First Always

Please observe these safety guidelines:

  • Stay clear of heavy equipment.
  • Make eye contact with the operator before moving around mobile equipment.
  • Follow directions of traffic directors and inspectors.
  • Only enter the unloading areas when instructed.
  • Exit the vehicle and stay in the designated area if your vehicle is unloaded with mobile equipment.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and use gloves to handle scrap
  • Observe “No Smoking” and “Do Not Enter” signs in the yard.
  • Watch out for pedestrians while driving (especially when backing up).
  • Please stop at our main gate and proceed slowly to have your scrap monitored for radiation.
crane and scrap metal

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