Metal Recycling

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Types of Recyclable Metals

NOTE:  All steel can be graded slightly differently depending on recycler and quality standards. Cleanliness of wood, plastic, other metal grades, etc. is determined per yard at time.

Ferrous/Steel/Iron-All Steel Grades

  1. Prepared Iron (Steel) - ¼ inch thick or more, cut down to 36"x18" subgrades within grade.

  2. Unprepared Iron - 1/4 inch thick or more, larger than 36"x18".

  3. HMS (Mixed Heavy Melt) - Prepared iron that is a mix of 1 and 2.

  4. Cast Iron - Cast iron that is not over 24”x30” and each piece is less than 150lb.

  5.  Tin/Shred - Thin gauge steel (sheet metal, appliances, etc.).

  6.  Sealed Unit - Compressor from air conditioner unit or refrigerator/freezer.

Nonferrous- Non Steel Grades

Aluminum, brass, lead, electronics scrap, copper, insulated wire, stainless, alloys, etc.

Scrap Processing

Ferrous Metals: Prepared steel, unprepared steel, tin, cast iron, electric motors, sealed units, complete and incomplete car bodies.

Non-Ferrous Metals: Aluminum, copper, insulated wire, brass, stainless steel, lead, lead acid batteries and electronics scrap.

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Local Metal Recycling Companies

NOTE:  None of the yards should be buying (per law): hazardous material including: asbestos, refrigerators or air conditioning units with compressors attached, paint cans, oil filters, sealed containers, pressurized cylinders, anything containing PCBs, beer kegs, street signs (without authorization), cemetery bronze/vases, historical markers, unused rebar, manhole covers, material that is not owned by the seller, municipal drain grates, safes, railroad equipment, catalytic convertors, fire hydrants, etc. For more information, visit https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.1956.htm

Amarillo Recycling3518 E. Amarillo Blvd. Amarillo, TX 79107 phone (806) 383-4644

Magnetic Scrap/Ferrous/Steel/Iron: Complete cars/car bodies, shredder bundles, prepared steel, unprepared steel, shreddable/appliances/tin, steel turnings and electric motors and compressors/sealed units.

Nonferrous Metals: Aluminum cans, scrap aluminum, ACSR and neoprene wire, copper, insulated copper wire, brass, stainless steel and lead.

Amarillo Metals – 415 N. Grand St., Amarillo, TX 79107  phone (806) 383-3219

Non-Ferrous Metals: Aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, multiple grades of iron (steel), lead, batteries (lead acid - automobile), electric motors, radiators, nickel alloys, titanium and electronics scrap.

 W Silver Recycling – 3320 E. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo TX 79107  phone (806) 418-4791

Ferrous Metals: Busheling, borings, cast iron, heavy melting steel, industrial racking, machinery, plate & structural, railroad products and turnings.

Non-Ferrous Metals: Aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, electric motors, exotic alloys, insulated wire, lead, magnesium, nickel, stainless steel, titanium, zinc and electronics scrap.