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What We Buy at Elkins Metal Recycling in Elkins, WV

Specifications for different grades of scrap metals

Prepared #1 HMS – Metals smaller than 2′ x 3′ in size and 1/8″ thick.  NO non-ferrous attachments, such as lead, aluminum, brass or copper, excess grease, oil gas or other contaminants. (Steel Rims must be free of wheel weights, stems and sensors)

NO sealed containers, such as car shocks, torque converters, belt rollers and tanks.  Any sealed container which has two holes burned into the item, at least the size of a fifty cent coin are acceptable.  NO excess grease, oil, gas or other contaminants.

Prepared Plate & Structural (P&S) – I-beam, channel, angle, plate, pipe, minimum 1/4″ thickness, no larger than 2′ x 5′. Pipe cannot be larger than 8″ diameter.  NO non-ferrous attachments, excess grease, oil, gas or other contaminants. 

We do not split weigh prepared grades. All material in a prepared load must be fully prepared. Unprepared loads will be paid at the rate of the lowest grade in the load.

Batteries must be whole, free from defect and must have caps in place.

We do not accept  Christmas lights, tires, fluids, cylinders which contain any kind of gases, (propane, acetylene, etc.), or refrigerators / ac units containing freon.

VEHICLES: We are accepting vehicles, but these are the stipulations for those that haul, drag or pick them up by any means. This includes anyone that would haul in for someone else. You haul it, you are responsible for it.

1) A title is required for any vehicle that is 11 years or newer unless it is brought in and paid directly to a business.
Anything 12 years or older, a VIN is required for vehicle pricing.
2) Vehicles cannot be stuffed with any material other than the parts that come from it. If the bumper comes off, then you can throw it in the car.
3) In order to be paid for vehicle price, the vehicle must have the motor. Otherwise it will be paid at Shredder (light iron) price.
4) We do not take loose tires. If they’re off the vehicle then we do not take them. If they’re still ATTACHED to the vehicle, then we can take them.
5) Before the vehicle arrives at the yard, gas tanks must have at least a basketball size hole in the tank and DRAINED or they must be removed. You can put it in the car, but it must be cut in half or again, have the basketball size hole in it and drained.
6) The only exception to these rules are for those that are driven in.