Scrap Metal

Recycle with Local Businesses

NOTE: TIRE CHAINS cannot be placed single stream recycling. They are accepted at Waste Management transfer stations metal drop off and Western Metals Recycling.

If none of these alternatives are available to you please TAKE TO LANDFILL.

Local Recycling Information

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Scrap metal can be dropped off for recycling at the following locations:

Western Metals Recycling
1325 Hymer Ave, Sparks | (775) 358-8880
Will pay for scrap metal, call for details and/or restrictions. 

Schnitzer Steel
490 Valley Road, Reno | (775) 331-2267
Will pay for scrap metal, call for details and/or restrictions. 

Reno Salvage
301 Montello St, Reno | (775) 323-7109
Will pay for scrap metal, call for details and/or restrictions. 

SIMs Metal Management
1655 Franklin Way, Sparks | (775) 240-8419
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Universal Service Recycling
5855 Sheep Dr, Carson City | (775) 461-1280
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Green Solutions
1085 Telegraph St, Reno | (775) 322-5788
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Greener World Recycling
3150 N. Deer Run Rd. #1, Carson City |(775)883-1884 
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Commercial Row Transfer Station
1392 E Commercial Row, Reno | (775) 329-8822
Open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8am-4:30pm. Call Waste Management for more information.

Take It to a Scrapyard

You can take scrap metal to the landfill or a scrapyard. Scrapyards pay for new and old metal, which they can recycle into new material.


Separate Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Separate ferrous from non-ferrous metals before visiting a scrap yard. Ferrous metals include steel and iron, while non-ferrous metals are practically iron-free, such as brass, copper and aluminum. A good rule of thumb is that if a magnet sticks to metal, it’s ferrous, and if not, it’s non-ferrous.

Find Out What They Take

Try using the iScrap App to find local scrapyards and which metals and materials they accept. Items that are commonly accepted include metal tubing, wiring and assorted auto parts.

Did You Know?

How Much Scrap Metal the U.S. Recycles

On average, more than 250 billion pounds of scrap metal is recycled annually in the U.S. That’s the same weight as 70 million cars. With more recycled scrap metal in the market, less resources need to be mined because recycled metal can be used instead.

Guide to Recycling Scrap Metal

Want to recycle scrap metal but aren’t sure how to get started? Check out this complete guide for beginners.