What We Buy

Call (403) 328-1721 for today’s prices. All prices are based on industry basis.

White Goods

White Goods

Appliances, washers, dryers, water heaters.

Prepared Metal (HMSM)

Prepared Metal (HMSM)

Wrought iron and/or steel scrap 1/8″ and over in thickness.  Individual pieces not over 36”X18” (charging box size) prepared in a manner to ensure compact charging (Melting)

 

Oversize Torch

Oversize Torch

Heavy Steel larger than 3′ x 2′ that is unable to be sheared and has to be prepared with a torch

 

Farm Equipment

Farm Equipment

Tractors, combines, swathers, disc plows, augers, etc.  All tires must be removed or weight deductions will be applied.  All fluids (oil, gas, hydraulic fluid etc.) prior to purchase.  Farm machinery is a combination of Tin and oversize.

 

Car Bodies

Car Bodies

Car, vans, light trucks, etc.  All tires must be removed or weight deductions will be applied.  All fluids should be removed prior to purchase.

Unprepared Metal

Unprepared Metal

Any Metal over 1/8” thick that is over 3’ x 2’ in size and can be sheared.  Pipe, beam, frames, tubing, etc.

Tin-Baleable

Tin / Baleable

Any material that is thinner than 1/8” thick and can be baled.  Tin, sheet metal, etc.

Galvanized Metal

Galvanized Metal
Culvert, ducting, corrugated sheeting, grain bins, floor sheets, etc.

 

 

Steel Wire

Steel Wire

All wire must be cut up into 4ft lengths.  Cable, barbed wire, steel telephone wire, etc.

Mixed Clean Cast Prepared

Mixed Clean Cast Prepared

May include all grades of cast except burnt iron.  Dimensions not over 24”X30” and no piece over 150lbs

Heavy Breakable Cast

Heavy Breakable Cast

Cast iron scrap in sizes over 24”X30” and weighing over 500lbs.  May include cylinders and driving wheel centers.  May include some steel but must not exceed 10%

Manganese

Manganese

May include crushing cones, crushing plates and all other types of steel manganese.

Bare Bright Copper

Bare Bright Copper

Cherry wire consists of  individual strands that are 14ga and thicker bare wire.  Must be bright and shiny, uncoated and unalloyed. (berry)

No. 1 Copper

No. 1 Copper

#1 Copper consists of 14ga and thicker bare wire and clean copper pipe.  May have a slight tarnish but must be free of paint, solder and unalloyed. (candy)

No. 2 Copper

No. 2 Copper

Any bare copper that has no more than 5% contamination or that may consist of the following; solder, paint. lead coated wire, excessive oil, wire that has been burnt clean free of plastic pieces and individual wire strands that are under 14ga. *Note, even though you have copper strands that are bright and shiny, if they are under 14ga it is automatically graded as #2.  (Birch)

Light Copper

#3

Any miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap that has 10% contamination that may consist of the following; solder, paint , lead coated wire, excessive oil, wire that has been burnt clean with some contamination, small amount of alloyed contamination. (Dream)

No. 1 Copper Wire Ins.

#1 Insulated Copper Wire . 70% Recovery

Insulated copper wire with the individual strands 14ga and thicker that are unalloyed with a 70-80% + copper weight recovery.  This wire must not have any plug ends attached. (Droid)

No. 2 Copper Wire (No Ends)

No. 2 Copper Wire (No Ends)

Shall consist of miscellaneous insulated copper wire smaller than 10 gauge and wire with tin coatings. burning. All ends must be cut off. There should be a minimum 50 to 79% copper recovery.

No. 3 Copper Wire (With Ends)

No. 3 Copper Wire (With Ends)

Shall consist of miscellaneous insulated copper wire smaller than 16 gauge and wire with tin coatings. Examples would be extension cords, cat 5 cable, telephone wire, communication wire and telephone wire. No TV cable wire or copper wire from burning. Plug ends are allowed.

Red Brass

Red Brass.

Non-magnetic clean red brass.  May consist of valves, machinery bearings and other machinery parts.  Must be free from semi red brass castings such as faucets, closed water meters, gates, pot pieces and burnt brass.  (Ebony)

 

Yellow Brass

Yellow Brass

Shall consist of mixed yellow brass solids, including brass castings, rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brasses, including plated brass. Must be free of iron, and excessively dirty and corroded materials, rubber, gaskets and plastics. Must also be free of any type of munitions including, but not limited to, bullet casings.

 

Plumbers  Foundry Brass

Plumbers / Foundry Brass

Shall consist of mixed yellow brass solids, including brass castings (bronze), rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brasses, including plated brass. Can have light iron attachments and material with rubber, gaskets and plastics. Must also be free of any type of munitions including, but not limited to, bullet casings.

Radiators (Clean Auto)

Radiators (Clean Auto)

Iron free mixed copper/brass automotive radiators, may not include aluminum radiators.

Radiators (Clean Auto)

Radiators (Dirty Auto)

Mixed copper/brass automotive radiators with light steel or attachments such as plastic or rubber hoses, may not include aluminum radiators.

Heater Core

Heater Core

Heater cores are comprised of brass and a great deal of solder with all plastic and steel removed or they will be purchased at a lower “unclean” price. Newer heater cores are made of aluminum or aluminum fins with plastic tanks and would fall into the aluminum radiator category.

Aluminum Radiator (Clean)

Aluminum Radiator (Clean)

Aluminum auto radiators free of steel and plastic.

Aluminum Radiator (Dirty)

Aluminum Radiator (Dirty)

Aluminum auto radiators with steel and plastic.

CopperAluminum Radiator (Clean)

Copper/Aluminum Radiator (Clean)

Radiators will have copper tubes with aluminum fins. Must be free of brass, iron and plastic.

CopperAluminum Radiator (Dirty)

Copper/Aluminum Radiator (Dirty)

From Air Conditioners and Autos. Radiators will have copper tubes with aluminum fins with brass, iron and plastic attachments.

Aluminum Cans (UBC)

Aluminum Cans (UBC)

Aluminum cans from soda, pop, beer, etc. No steel cans are allowed. Cans must be relatively clean and dry. No aluminum foil.

Sheet Aluminum (Clean)

Sheet Aluminum (Clean)

Shall consist of clean old alloy aluminum of two or more alloys, free of foil, venetian blinds, castings, hair wire, screen wire, food or beverage containers, radiator shells, airplane sheet, bottle caps, plastic, dirt and other non-metallic items.

Aluminum Cast (Clean)

Aluminum Cast (Clean)

Described as obsolete cast aluminum parts. Can include parts of barbeque grills, auto parts, small engine parts, etc.

Painted Aluminum Siding

Painted Aluminum Siding

Painted aluminum siding from homes and other buildings. This material grade also includes downspouts and gutters, soffits and window trim. Excessive caulk or remaining tar/insulation can cause downgrading of materials.

 

 

Irrigation Pipe (MLC)

Irrigation Pipe (MLC)

Defined as aluminum containing very low traces of copper in its chemical makeup. MLC is completely clean from any coatings, and often found as excess materials from production and manufacturing.

6061 Aluminum

6061 Aluminum

6061 AL is found in auto rims, bicycle frames, aircraft, scuba tanks, yachts, automobiles and many other applications. (No Plate/sheet)

Alum Car  Truck Wheels

Alum Car / Truck Wheels

Chrome plated wheels. Must be free of rubber tire/dirt/attachments including valve stems and wheel weights.

Light Irony Aluminum

Light Irony Aluminum

Any aluminum that has light steel or other material attached. No more than 15% attachments.

 

 

 

Heavy Irony Aluminum

Heavy Irony Aluminum

Any aluminum that has heavy steel or other material attached. Greater than 15% attachments.

Insulated Aluminum

Insulated Aluminum

Insulated aluminum wire with no copper, brass, stainless steel or steel connectors attached.

 

Stainless Steel (Clean)

Stainless Steel (Clean)

Shiny or polished steel that a magnet will not stick to. Common applications are sinks, restaurant equipment and items that need a rust resistant finish. Must be free of all steel, plastic and other attachments.

Stainless Steel (Dirty)

Stainless Steel (Dirty)

Shiny or polished steel that a magnet will not stick to. Will have a small amount of steel, plastic or gasket attachments.

Auto Batteries

Auto Batteries

Auto, truck, boats, motorcycle, lawnmowers.

APC Batteries

APC Batteries

Batteries found in UPS battery backup systems.

Industrial Batteries

Industrial Batteries

The battery compartments must  be removed from the metal outer casing.

Clean Lead

Clean Lead

Lead from roof vents, fishing weights or dive weights with no steel/foil/paper/brass/tar or attachments.

Wheel Weights

Wheel Weights

Lead weights from automotive wheels, also battery terminals. Can have steel clips.

Electric Motors

Electric Motors

Electric Motors from appliances, equipment, power tools, ceiling fans, etc.  Motors 2 feet and under.

Heavy Irony Electric Motors

Heavy Irony Electric Motors

These electric motors will have an outside case made of heavy steel. An example would be a sump pump, large electric

Motors.  Motors over 2 feet.

Dry Type Transformers (Copper)

Dry Type Transformers (Copper)

Transformers are made up of an inner core of steel with windings wrapped with insulation on the outside. They have a high and a low voltage winding. An all copper transformer will both windings made of copper.

Dry Type Transformers (Copper)

Dry Type Transformers (Copper/Aluminum)

Transformers are made up of an inner core of steel with windings wrapped with insulation on the outside. They have a high and a low voltage winding. A copper/aluminum transformer will have one winding made of copper and the other made of aluminum.

Dry Type Transformers (Copper)

Dry Type Transformers (Aluminum/Aluminum)

Transformers are made up of an inner core of steel with windings wrapped with insulation on the outside. They have a high and a low voltage winding. An all-aluminum transformer will both windings made of aluminum.

Auto AC Compressors

Auto A/C Compressors

Sealed Units

Sealed Units

Copper/Sealed Motors shall consist of sealed electric compressor motors.

Starters

Starters

 

 

 

 

 

Alternators

Alternators