Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal is accepted for recycling at the District Transfer Station. There is no fee to drop off most scrap metal.  Common scrap metal items are bicycles, desks, filing cabinets, barbecue grills, lawn furniture, lawn mowers or car parts (drained of ALL fluids), doors, windows, screens (remove glass panes if possible), nails, nuts, bolts, siding or roofing material, and any item that is at least 80% metal. The type of metal is not important. Even electrical wiring contains metal that can be recycled and may be placed in the scrap metal bin.

There is a $5.00 fee assessed for all non-CFC appliances (microwaves, dishwashers, stoves, etc.) to cover the cost of screening for mecury switches and PCB capacitors.  There is an $11.00 fee for CFC appliances (dehumidifiers, a/c units, refrigerators, etc.) to cover the cost of having a licensed technician remove the CFCs.

Items prohibited from disposal as scrap metal include the following:

  • Batteries
  • Gas tanks, propane bottles, air bag canisters, or gas cylinders
  • Any cans or containers holding oil, brake fluid, antifreeze, or other fluids
  • Garbage, rags, paper, or other debris
  • Fluorescent light ballasts, transformers, capacitors, or other materials that may contain PCBs
  • Refrigerants, including but not limited to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).  Refrigerants must be properly recovered, not vented.
  • Any radioactive material or radioactive containment materials
  • 55 gallon drums must have one end removed and contain no residual material
  • Cable
  • Mercury