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What You Can Scrap With Metalico

You shouldn’t really toss bulky and unwieldy pieces of scrap metal to the curb and wait for the weekly pickup to take them away, and for good reason – metal was meant to be recycled, not trashed.  At Metalico, we’re serious about scrap metal recycling. We understand the importance of proper disposal practices, and we’re committed to our Rochester, NY customers and the planet as well.

We pay cash for all types of household nonferrous scrap metal (like aluminum lawn chairs, copper pipe and wire, brass faucets and decorative items and stainless steel sinks) and ferrous scrap (metal that sticks to a magnet like iron, steel and autos).  

We purchase and recycle nearly all nonhazardous metals: aluminum, copper, brass, stainless, nickel alloys, steel, lead, batteries, and more. Material comes to us in many different forms. We prepare and package the metal so it can be shipped to mills and turned into useable goods.

Here’s just an idea of the types of items you can scrap for cash at Metalico Rochester.

Contact us if you do not see a potentially recyclable item on this list, and we’d be glad to tell you if we can accept it.


Everyday Household Items That Can Be Scrapped for Cash

  • Air Conditioners (Freon Drained)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Ladders
  • Appliances (All Including Microwaves)
  • Bathtubs (Cast Iron)
  • BBQ Grills
  • Beverage Cans
  • Bicycles
  • Blenders
  • Chain Saws (Drained)
  • Christmas Lights
  • Coat Hangers (Steel)
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers/Washing Machines
  • Exercise Equipment (Most)
  • Extension Cords
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguishers (With Holes Or Cut)
  • Fireplace Grates, Doors (No Glass)
  • Freezers (Freon Drained)
  • Furnaces
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Ladders (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Lawn Mowers (Drained)
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Leaf Blowers (Drained)
  • Light Fixtures (With & W/Out Ballasts/Transformers)
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens (All Types)
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Pop Cans
  • Pots And Pans
  • Radiators (Auto, House)
  • Refrigerators
  • Screen Doors/Windows
  • Silverware
  • Sinks (Stainless, Cast Iron, Metal)
  • Steel (All, Cabinets, Cans, Hangers, Beams, Etc.)
  • Soda Cans
  • Stoves (Electric, Gas, Wood)
  • Stove Tops
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washing Machines/Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Weed Whackers


Other Items That Can Be Scrapped For Cash

  • Aluminum Awnings
  • Aluminum Gutters
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Aluminum Signs
  • Ballasts (No PCBs)
  • Barrels (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Batteries (Auto and Marine–lead-acid)
  • Boats (Metal/Aluminum Only)
  • Brass/Bronze (All Types)
  • Cast Iron
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Compressors
  • Conduit (Pipe, Aluminum, Steel)
  • Copper (Pipe, Tube, Wire, Gutters)
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Diesel Engines/Blocks
  • Duct Work
  • Electric Meters
  • Electric Wire (Stripped/Unstripped)
  • Fencing (No Concrete)
  • Fuse Panels
  • Gutters (Aluminum, Copper, Steel)
  • I-Beams (Steel)
  • Iron (Cast, Other)
  • Insulated Wire (Copper, Aluminum)
  • Lead (Weights, Shields, Etc.)
  • Manganese
  • Metal (Galvanized, Sheet, Iron, Cast, Etc.)
  • Nails (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Pipe (Copper, Galvanized, Steel)
  • Poles (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Rebar
  • Roof Vents, Roof Metal
  • Siding (Aluminum)
  • Steel Borings, Turnings
  • Stampings
  • Structural Steel
  • Tanks (Aluminum, Stainless, Steel-Cut In Half Or Large Holes)
  • Tin
  • Tin Foil (Clean)
  • Tobacco Racks
  • Tools (Hand, Power-Electric, Gas, Hydraulic)
  • Tractors (Farm, Lawn, Other)
  • Triplex (Wire)
  • Wire (Copper, Aluminum, Steel, Triplex; Stripped/Insulated)
  • White Goods (Appliances)
  • Wrought Iron
  • X-Ray Film

Contact us if you do not see a potentially recyclable item on this list, and we’d be glad to tell you if we can accept it.


Scrap Metal Auto Parts That Can Be Scrapped for Cash

  • Alternators
  • Auto
  • Batteries
  • Brakes
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Electric Motors
  • Engines (Drained)
  • Forklifts
  • Gas Tanks (Cut In Half Only)
  • Motors and Blocks (Electric and Gas - Drained)
  • Starters
  • Rotors
  • Transmissions (Drained)
  • Wheel Rims

Metalico is also a leader in auto recycling. Find out how to redeem your car for cash.

Contact us if you do not see a potentially recyclable item on this list, and we’d be glad to tell you if we can accept it.

Metalico also purchases a wide range of scrap metal from industrial customers that are a by-product of various metal manufacturing processes. If it’s a metal that can be cut, drilled, machined or cast, we buy it. We pick up segregated alloys as well as mixed loads in quantities from one 55-gallon drum to multiple 60-cubic-yard containers.