Specifications - Scrap Metal Preparation

Recycling Household Items for Scrap Metal - Preparation

Some household items need a little preparation before we can accept them for recycling. Please see the list below and call 503-655-5433 if you have any questions.

For recyclable items:

  • Motor blocks - pan and filter removed
  • Light fixtures - ballasts removed; we buy the ballasts once removed
  • Oil and fuel tanks - must be drained, dry and clean with a 1-foot open hole
  • Cable - cut into 3-foot lengths or neatly bound
  • Vehicles - title or acceptable paperwork required

Call for specifications:

  • Sealed containers and propane tanks
  • Refrigeration compressors and air conditioners
  • Transformers - Call for details
  • Refrigerators and freezers - must be drained in accordance with the law; we can provide this service for a fee

Drop Boxes available

If you have a large amount of metal to recycle from a home remodeling or other major project, our Drop Box service is available in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, Clackamas County, and several cities in eastern Oregon and Washington. for more information.