Scrap Metal We Do Not Buy

All scrap metal recycling companies in Texas are restricted by law in what we can accept. Here are the types of scrap metal we do not buy.

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) – applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) unless the facility has agreed to recover the refrigerants
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials
  • Infectious Materials – biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches, or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs
  • NiCad-Batteries
  • Batteries: Broken, cracked, or leaking

What We Do Not Buy, as Restricted by State Law

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State law requires you to be 18 years of age to recycle material, along with a valid state ID that is not expired and up to date.

  • Individuals – Tickets over $250 are paid $100 in cash and the rest in check
  • Businesses – Tickets are paid in check made out to the name of the business
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