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metal commodities

We accept & manage the following metal grades. 


We are currently only accepting industrial metal materials in bulk from businesses in conjunction with paper materials. We also sell these metal materials from our partners, but not directly from this center.

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Over the last several years, as scrap metal prices have risen and the economy has declined, metal theft has increasingly become a problem. On September 30, 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger signed five bills into law (SB 447, SB 691, AB 844, and AB 1778) that will significantly impact the payment process for recyclables. These laws went into effect on December 1, 2008. A summary of the requirements follows.

Required Information

All recyclers are required by the State of California to collect the following information:

  1. Name and valid driver’s license or state identification card.

  2. Vehicle license number and state of issue.

  3. A description of the item(s) being sold.

  4. A signature indicating the seller is the owner of the property being sold or a signed, verifiable authorization from the owner to sell the property.

The Sale of Non-Ferrous material has the following additional requirements:

  1. A photograph or video of the customer selling the material.

  2. A photograph or video of the material.

  3. A thumbprint of the customer.


Payment Methods

In accordance with the new laws, we will be required to enact the following procedures regarding payment for certain recyclables.

Non-Ferrous Metals (Copper, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, Alloys)

Payment must be held for 3 working days from the date of sale. After 3 days a check can be mailed or cash can be picked up in person.

Mandatory 3-Day Hold

California enforces a mandatory 3-day hold on non-ferrous materials recycled over $20.

How to be exempt from the 3-day hold:

  • Bring in a current business license

  • Bring in a current contractor’s license

  • Become a regular customer by recycling with us 5 or more times consecutively in a 3-month period


When recycling non-ferrous materials be prepared to provide:

  • A valid ID

  • A thumb print and signature

We regret any delays or inconvenience the implementation of these laws may cause you.

Please understand our management and employees are simply following the law.

To voice your concerns about these laws please contact the Governor of California or your local state representative.

We inspect all metal materials and grades. Our center does not accept metal materials with the following conditions:  hazardous materials and medical waste.

Prices for each metal grade change on a day-to-day basis. We suggest before offering your materials, that you please call or email us for estimates or daily price points. 



Give us a call or an email so you can learn whether we can manage your material.

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