Recycling questions

Why is recycling important?

The cost associated with mining virgin ore far outweighs the cost of melting down scrap and turning it into a new product. Not to mention the effect that mining raw material has on our environment.

Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. In 2008, American Metals recycled 33 million aluminum cans (1 million pounds) which is equivalent to saving 16.5 million gallons of gasoline.

Recycling steel reduces mining waste by 97%, air pollution by 86% and water pollution by 76%. In 2008, American Metals recycled 48.5 million pounds of steel.

Your scrap is worth something!

Your effort in recycling metals not only helps the global environment, but also your pocketbook.

What identification do I need to recycle? (ARS 44-1642)

Arizona State Law requires one must have a valid U.S. issued I.D. (Drivers License, Passport, or I.D. Card).

Are there any other requirements to recycle? (ARS 44-1642)

The Arizona Law also requires we get a customer’s Fingerprint, Signature, and License Plate Number.

Do you recycle Vehicles and Catalytic Converters?

Yes, we do. Vehicles must have a lien free Arizona Title in the customer’s name. Gas tank, battery and oil pan must be removed, which we will purchase separately. For Catalytic Converters customer’s must have a receipt of a new one being purchased no longer than 30 days old.

How about Stripped Copper Wire? (ARS 44-1646 A and B)

Yes, but Arizona Law requires that we can only purchased Striped Copper Wire from a business entity with valid business license/tax I.D. or a registered contractor with a current/valid R.O.C. number.

What items won’t you recycle?

Unfortunately, we do not accept Televisions, Monitors, Glass, or Paper.

How can I find out current prices?

Pricing can change daily due to its relationship with the commodities market.

Where are you located?

We have two facilities in the East Valley.

Mesa Yard
740 W. Broadway Rd. in Mesa (view map)

Chandler Yard
11520 E. Germann in Chandler (view map).

When are you open?

Starting October 5th:
Hours will be 7:30-4 M-F,
Closed Sat & Sun (both locations)

Mesa Yard
Mon – Fri, 7:00AM – 3:30PM
Saturday & Sunday, Closed

Chandler Yard
Mon – Fri, 7:00AM – 3:30PM
Saturday & Sunday, Closed