Scrap metal processors and redemption centers help keep valuable metal out of the trash.
What You Can Recycle:
Automotive: automotive engine and body parts
Ferrous: steel, tin, sheet metal
Non-Ferrous: copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel
Cans: empty and dry cans only.
Contact your county environmental office for proper disposal options for the contents of cans.
For metal drum reconditioning, see Drums & Pails.
Scrap Metal Processors and Redemption Centers
The scrap metal processors and redemption centers listed in the "Recycling & Disposal Sites" tab may provide a cost-effective way to market your recyclable resources. Material preparation, quantity requirements and markets vary; call first.
Some photographic film, negatives and x-rays are hazardous because they contain toxic elements. These items should be recycled in order to recover the valuable silver.
Silver Recovery Services
The following businesses accept silver-bearing materials generated by graphic, dental, medical, printing and industrial processes. Materials accepted may vary; call first.
Empty and dry aerosol cans (no liquids or remaining pressure) are exempt from hazardous waste rules. To recycle empty cans, see Scrap Metal Processors & Redemption Centers. For proper disposal of aerosol cans which contain hazardous product or propellant, contact your county environmental office.
Those businesses that are not regulated as a Large Quantity Generator (LQG) or Small Quantity Generator (SQG) can take waste aerosol cans (including contents) to a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) collection site.
To reduce or eliminate aerosol can waste, consider purchasing products in bulk and using reusable or non-aerosol pump applicators. When applying paints, use a brush or consider a paint gun instead of aerosol cans, or consider electrostatic painting.