Items like a broken bike, an old metal fence post or unused plumbing fixtures might seem like garbage, but they can actually be recycled as scrap metal.
Recycling & Disposal Information:
There are many scrap metal yards throughout the Twin Cities that accept scrap metal for recycling and will pay for items dropped off. Search online to find a location that accepts scrap metal near you.
Some county drop-off facilities also accept scrap metal. The following county drop-off facilities accept scrap metal for recycling free of charge.
Remove all non-metal parts before dropping off your items.
Other counties list additional options for recycling scrap metal on their websites. Check your county for additional resources:
Scrap metal also is accepted for recycling at many municipal recycling centers and collection events. Contact your city or town for more information.
Some landfills and transfer stations accept scrap metal for recycling, many free of charge.