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Scrap Metal
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Scrap metal can be divided into 2 major metal types: ferrous and non-ferrous.  Ferrous metals are iron and steel.  Ferrous metals are attracted to a magnet. 

Non-ferrous metals are aluminum, brass, copper, gold, lead, magnesium, mercury, nickel, platinum, silver, stainless steel and tin.  Non-ferrous metals are not attracted to a magnet, except some types of stainless steel. 

Scrap Metal – No Redemption
Scrap metal can be recycled by taking it to a municipal drop-off center or to your spring/fall recycling day.  Redemption will not be paid for the metal, but the metal will be recycled.  For information on recycling opportunities for scrap metal centers see the Residential Recycling Opportunities..

Garbage transfer stations found on the Garbage Drop – off page generally separate scrap metal for recycling as do the businesses listed on the Construction/Demolition Debris page.

Preparation:
Remove as much of the non-metal items such as, rubber wheels, plastic parts, or wooden handles as possible.  Remove all liquids (including oil and gasoline) and dispose of properly.

Why Recycle Scrap Metal? 

  • For every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved. 
  • The energy saved by recycling 1 ton of aluminum equals the amount of electricity used by a typical home in 10 years.

Scrap Metal – Redemption
All locations listed below offer redemption for the following aluminum items: cans, siding, sheeting, garage and storm doors, wheels, and auto parts.  Brass, copper, and wires, both insulated and non-insulated, are also accepted for redemption.  Additional items accepted for redemption are listed specific to each location.  Call to determine the preparation and quantities accepted for redemption.

Preparation:
To receive the highest price for your scrap metal, it is important to remove all non-metal items such as, rubber wheels, plastic parts, or wooden handles.  It is also best to separate the metals, i.e. copper from brass, brass from aluminum, etc.  Remove all liquids (including oil and gasoline) and dispose of properly.

What is scrap metal made into?
Steel is the number one recycled metal in the United States; 70 million tons of scrap steel is generated each year.  Some common items made from steel (ferrous metal) are appliances, automobiles, bicycles, rebar, steel siding and toys.  All steel products contain at least 25% recycled steel, with some products containing 100% recycled content depending on the type of steel mill.   Aluminum is the most widely recycled non-ferrous metal.  Some common items made from aluminum are beverage cans, lawn furniture tubing, storm doors, window frames, siding, gutters, and downspouts.

Locations for: Scrap Metal  

Anoka County staff obtained information for this resource by researching various directories, along with telephone verification. It is not an endorsement of the businesses listed, nor does it imply that the businesses are in compliance with applicable laws. Any omissions or inaccuracies are unintentional. For additional listings, we recommend the local telephone directory. ALWAYS CALL FIRST TO VERIFY INFORMATION BECAUSE POLICIES FREQUENTLY CHANGE.
 
This resource is intended for households only. The information does not pertain to wastes from businesses or organizations.

 
For more information about a location, including a list of all materials accepted at the location, click on the name.
 

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NameLocation & Contact Info
Alter Metal RecyclingAddress: 2905 N Ferry St, Anoka, MN  55303
Phone: 763-421-1187
Website: www.altermetalrecycling.com
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus fencing, grills, iron, lead, lead-acid batteries, sheet metal, stainless steel, steel, tin, vehicles, and zinc.

This location also accepts a wide variety of metal items without redemption.  These include, but are not limited to, empty aerosol cans, barbeque grills, bicycles, compressors, lawnmowers and snow blowers, magnesium, and empty metal paint cans (lid removed, no paint residue). 

For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.

B & E Recycling StationAddress: 16501 Hwy 10 NW, Elk River, MN  55330
Phone: 763-441-7211
Website: www.banderecycling.com
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus lead, lead acid-batteries, magnesium, nickel, stainless steel, and zinc.

This location also accepts a wide variety of metals not for redemption. These include, but are not limited to: empty aerosol cans, barbecue grills, bicycles, compressors, fencing, iron, lawnmowers and snow blowers (fluids drained), mercury (may be charged), empty metal paint cans (lid removed, no paint residue), rechargeable batteries, sheet metal, steel, and tin.

For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.

J.R.'S Advanced RecyclersAddress: 8980 Jefferson Tr, Inver Grove Heights, MN  55077
Phone: 651-454-9215
Website: www.jrsadvancedrecyclers.com
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus barbecue grills, iron, lawnmowers and snow blowers (fee will be charged if fluids are not drained), lead, lead-acid batteries, empty metal paint cans (lid removed, no paint residue), sheet metal, stainless steel, steel, tin, vehicles, and zinc. Electronic scrap such as: circuit boards, connectors, and meters are also accepted for redemption.

This location also accepts a wide variety of metals without redemption.  These include, but are not limited to: empty aerosol cans, bicycles, compressors (fee will be charged if still assembled), fencing, empty propane/gas cylinders (fee may charged if valve is not removed and cylinder is not punctured), magnesium (solid form only), mercury (fee may be charged), and nickel.

For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.

K & K Metal Recycling LLCAddress: 1728 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN  55411
Phone: 612-521-9212
Website: www.kkmr.net
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus aluminum barbecue grills, bicycles (aluminum only), lawnmowers and snow blowers (aluminum decked only, fluids drained), lead, lead-acid batteries, mercury, nickel, stainless steel, tin, and zinc.

For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.

Metro Metals RecyclingAddress: 2576 Doswell Ave, St Paul, MN  55108
Phone: 651-641-0977
Website: www.metrometalrecycling.com
National Recycling Inc - HugoAddress: 15717 N Forest Blvd (Hwy 61), Hugo, MN  55038
Phone: 651-407-0092
Website: www.nationalrecyclinginc.com
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus barbecue grills, bicycles, compressors, fencing, iron, lawnmowers and snow blowers (fluids drained), lead, lead-acid batteries, magnesium, nickel, empty metal paint cans (lid removed, no paint residue), sheet metal, stainless steel, steel, tin, and zinc.

For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.

Northern Metal Recycling - Maple GroveAddress: 9025 Zachary Ln, Maple Grove, MN  55369
Phone: 763-424-2733
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus barbecue grills, bicycles, compressors (tank punctured), fencing, gas/propane cylinders (valve removed, cylinder punctured), iron, lead, magnesium (solid form only), nickel, empty metal paint cans (lid removed, no paint residue), sheet metal, stainless steel, tin, vehicles (Maple Grove and St. Paul locations), and zinc. This location also accepts empty aerosol cans, lawnmowers and snow blowers (fluids drained), and steel without redemption. For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.
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Northern Metal Recycling - St PaulAddress: 521 Barge Channel Rd, St Paul, MN  55107
Phone: 651-224-4877
Website: www.northernmetalrecycling.com
 
About this item and this location: Materials accepted for redemption include those listed on the Scrap Metal page, plus barbecue grills, bicycles, compressors (tank punctured), fencing, gas/propane cylinders (valve removed, cylinder punctured), iron, lead, magnesium (solid form only), nickel, empty metal paint cans (lid removed, no paint residue), sheet metal, stainless steel, tin, vehicles (Maple Grove and St. Paul locations), and zinc. This location also accepts empty aerosol cans, lawnmowers and snow blowers (fluids drained), and steel without redemption. For more information, visit this location’s website or call the location for preparation, acceptable quantities, and pricing for recycling scrap metals.
SRC Transfer Station & Recycle CenterAddress: 6320 E Viking Blvd, Wyoming, MN  55092
Phone: 651-462-1099
Website: www.mytrashservice.com