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Locations FAQ

Where is the closest SA Recycling location to me?
SA Recycling has 120 Recycling Centers located in 16 U.S. states. Please see our Locations page for a full list of SA Recycling Centers.
What are your hours?
Hours will vary by location. Please see our Locations page for hours of operation.
What are your prices?

Pricing varies daily and depends on the type of metal you must recycle. Contact your local SA Recycling center for pricing.

Do you pick up?
For large quantities of scrap metal, SA Recycling can arrange for pickup in many locations. Contact your local SA Recycling Center to see if your material qualifies for this service.

Material theft continues to be a growing problem throughout the scrap metal industry. SA Recycling is fully committed to working with local authorities and affected parties to stop the acceptance of stolen material by all recyclers. Our policies are designed to fully comply with all current laws and regulations, and we continually train our employees so they can better recognize stolen or prohibited materials.

One way SA Recycling is working to reduce the possibility of receiving material that was unlawfully obtained is to identify each seller. This process includes each of the following steps:

  • Greeting each vehicle as it enters our facility with a Gate Receiver who inquires as to the nature of the material they are delivering.
  • Creating a record of each seller through a form of personal I.D.
  • Recording the license number of the vehicle used to deliver the material (including trailer, if applicable).
  • Obtaining the seller’s signature for each transaction.

Certain types of materials are considered prohibited just by their very nature. These items may be refused unless the purchase is made in conjunction with a contract or letter of authorization. Material that deserves special consideration may include the following:

  • New production scrap or new materials that are a part of a manufacturing process and are being sold by an individual as opposed to a company.
  • Items that are often times only used by government, utilities or specific industrial purposes. Examples would be guardrails, manhole covers, cables for high-voltage lines, historical markers or cemetery plaques.
  • New materials as used in major construction or equipment and tools used by contractors.
  • Materials that are normally not accessed by the general public, such as bleachers or street signs.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) publishes theft alerts as stolen material is reported and subsequently identified. These alerts are shared with all SA Recycling employees to ensure they are aware of which materials to watch out for. In addition, they are also placed in areas of the yard where they can be viewed by the public and potential sellers.

Recycling FAQ

What does SA Recycling buy?

We accept a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous metal products including:


  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass

Consumer Goods

  • Appliances
  • Cars
  • Outdoor grills

Industrial Items

  • Chain link fence
  • Sinks
  • Scrap Steel

Please view your local recycling center profile page for more specific list of metal products.

What won’t SA Recycling buy?
We cannot accept items that contain asbestos, petroleum products, lead-acid batteries or battery parts, items that contain or have contained PCBs (including small capacitors, fluorescent light ballasts and electrical transformers), airbags, paint cans, circuit boards, explosives, radioactive materials, or non-metallic products such as tires, wood, dirt, yard debris, concrete, or glass. Closed containers under pressure (propane/gas cylinders, fire extinguishers, aerosol cans, etc.) can only be accepted if stems are removed and opened (punctured, drilled, cut) so that containers are no longer pressurized and verifiably empty.
What paperwork do I need to be able to sell scrap metal to SA Recycling?
Laws that regulate scrap metal vary from state to state. In many states, you will be required to show a valid ID and be at least 18 years old. Contact your local recycling center for more specific information on the requirements in your area.
Can I recycle appliances?
Yes! We accept all types of appliances that contain metal including water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, grills, and refrigerators.
Do I need to drain the fluids from my scrap before bringing it in?