Frequently asked questions
Can I sell metals, dump trash, rent dumpsters etc?
YES! Everyone is always welcome, we serve everyone.
Do you work with schools and non-profit agencies as well as business and industry?
We have established recycling programs for many community organizations as well as provided opportunities for fund raising.
Can I receive cash for the material I sell?
We pay cash thru our ATM for all metal sales. State law requires that we pay for copper and catalytic converter sales over $25 via check thru the US Mail.
How do I find metal pricing I can trust?
Receive daily quotes from our retail location by calling our office
What materials do you accept?
Most ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Please refer to our page for additional lists of acceptable materials
What areas do you serve?
We service all of Mid-Michigan.
Can anyone buy or sell scrap metal?
Yes, We provide services to corporations as well as individuals. State law requires that you have a valid state ID, be 16+ years old, & have no metal theft convictions.
Where can I find recycling literature and brochures?
We can provide them to your company or agency. They are also available from The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries http:www.isri.org
What is your policy regarding tanks and cylinders for metal recycling?
All tanks and cylinders must be cut in half and free of any fluids.They must also have pink stripes painted on them to signify they are empty.
Do you buy cars?
At this time, we do not purchase salvage vehicles. We do purchase a vast array of oil-free car parts that are comprised offerrous and non-ferrous materials.
What do I need to set-up an account for selling metals?
You will need to present a state issued Driver’s License or Identification card, have a thumbprint placed on file, and sign a statement indicating that the material is yours to sell.
What are your hours?
We are now into our Fall/Winter Hours. These will be expanded in the spring.
9 to 3 Saturday
Do you offer roll-off container service?
Yes, we offer roll off dumpsters and driveway safe trailers.
Dumpsters: 10 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard & 30 yard
Driveway safe Trailers: 10 yard & 15 yard trailers
How can I get current pricing for metals?
Updated current pricing is available by phone at 517-272-7753
Do you offer pickup service for scrap metal?
No, not at this time
Do you post prices?
No, we do not post prices. Due to the volatile nature of commodities, prices fluctuate constantly on a daily basis. Therefore, it is best to call or submit a request for current pricing.
Do you sell used auto parts?
No. We are not an auto salvage yard. Please refer to your local business directory for those services.
Do you offer pick-up services?
We offer routine pickup for commercial clients or large quantities of materials. However, we do not offer pickup for residential scrap.
Do you purchase electronics?
At this time, due to trade tarrifs, we do not purchase most electronics. We will however accept them for free.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is necessary.
Where do the recyclable materials go?
How much $ can I get for my catalytic converter?
It is difficult to price converters over the phone, even with a description. It is best to bring the converter to our yard for grading and a price quote. Converters are graded based on whether they are OEM or after-market converters.
How much will a pickup truck cost to dump?
Pickup Truck with a 6' Bed
But my truck bed is less than 2 yards when full?
Yes, but we round up to the next yard, so if your truck bed is 1.5 we round to 2 or $36.
How to measure Cubic Yards
Measure your load, not your trailer
Can I put Cement, Ash or Dirt in a dumpster.
Upto 1 cubic yard of dirt or cement is included in the rental.
Dumpster Weight Limits Explained
There are no weight limits for most dumpsters. Household and construction debris is OK and has no weight limit.