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What We Can & Can’t Buy

What We Buy

Ready Metals purchases all types of industrial and commercial non-ferrous and ferrous scrap metals, including, but not limited to:

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Nickel
  • Alloys
  • Titanium
  • Lead
  • Steel
  • Iron

Items That Require Certification:

  • Burned wire – letter from fire department to prove wire was burned in a fire
  • AC/HVAC equipment – provide documentation that he or she is a licensed HVAC technician or contractor, a receipt showing that the seller purchased the equipment, or that the equipment has been replaced.
  • Cemetery placards and/or vases – letter of authorization to sell such
  • Communication wire – letter of authorization from the company

What We Can’t Buy

  • Hazardous waste (including asbestos)
  • PCB/Transformers/Capacitors
  • Any CFCs
  • Cylinders or other containers of compressed gas (including propane)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Mercury / mercury switches
  • PCB containing materials such as capacitors or light ballasts
  • Lead iron pipes
  • Radioactive materials
  • Flammable materials
  • Trash, garbage, concrete and other non-recyclable items
  • Broken, cracked, or leaking batteries
  • Materials with strong or objectionable odors
  • Unidentifiable materials
  • Manhole covers
  • Tires