Scrap Metal

Special Instructions

Accepts Non-Ferrous and Ferrous Metals: 

Alco Iron & Metals
2201 W. Washington St. (Port of Stockton), Stockton, CA 95203
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(209) 939-9310

Modesto Junk Co, Recycle Center
1425 9th St, Modesto, CA 95354 | 
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(209) 522-1435

Sims Metal Management
1000 S. Aurora Street, Stockton, CA 95206
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(209) 948-4000

Universal Recycling Services
570 S 9th St, Modesto, CA 95351 | (209) 622-4040
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Only Non-Ferrous Metals (Brass, Copper and Aluminum):

H & B Recyling
521 S Stanislaus St, Stockton, CA 95203 | (209) 933-9268
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Drop off only.

Stockton Service Center
1903 E. Fremont St., Stockton, CA 95205
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(209) 463-4002 

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.