Accepted Materials

As a full service scrap metal recycler, Desert Recycling purchases all ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Below are some of the materials accepted at our facility. Not sure if your material is recyclable? Just give us a call and ask us!

Metals

Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Aluminum
  • Insulated Aluminum Wire
  • Non-Insulated Aluminum Wire
  • Sheet Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Copper #1
  • Copper #2
  • Copper Pipe
  • Copper Tube #1 & #2
  • Insulated Copper Wire #1, #2
  • Non-Insulated Copper Wire #1, #2
  • Insulated Bare Bright
  • Non-Insulated Bare Bright
  • Sheet Copper
  • Cupronickel
  • Lead
  • Magnesium
  • Precious Metals
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Zinc
  • Car Batteries
  • Radiators
  • Aluminum Cans and More!

Ferrous Metals

  • Iron
  • Cast Iron
  • Wrought Iron
  • Stainless Steel
  • Appliances
  • Vehicles
  • Heavy Trucks
  • Equipment

Cars/Vehicles Scrap

Vehicles

  • End-of-Life Vehicles
  • Cars/Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • RVs

Vehicle Parts

  • Brake Rotors
  • Car Batteries
  • Car Wiring Harnesses
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Electric Motors
  • Fuel Injection Systems
  • Oil-free assorted car parts
  • Pistons
  • Radiators
  • Steel wheels
  • Transmissions
  • Wheel weights
  • Wheels

Household Items

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pots and Pans
  • Foil Pie Plates
  • Brass Knick-Knacks
  • Cast Iron Cookware
  • Christmas Lights
  • Barbecues and Grills
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Lawnmowers
  • Metal Furniture
  • Paint Cans (Must be empty)
  • Screen Doors
  • Metal Shelving

Appliances

  • Cast Aluminum Barbecues
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Washing Machines
  • Weed Whackers

Construction Items

  • Air Conditioners
  • Air Ducts
  • Aluminum Siding, including Gutters and Downspouts
  • Aluminum Window Frames
  • Barn Siding
  • Bathroom Tubs
  • Brass Fixture Valves
  • Brass Plumbing Fixtures, Faucets, and Fittings
  • Condenser Coils
  • Construction and Farm Equipment
  • Heat Exchanger and Air Conditioning Coils
  • Heater Cores
  • Light Frames
  • Painted Siding
  • Plumbing Pipe, Valves and Connections
  • Roofing
  • Sinks
  • Structural Steel Beams

Industrial

  • Aluminum Breakage
  • Aluminum Extrusions
  • Baling Clips
  • Boring/Shavings
  • Busheling
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Cast Iron
  • Cast Iron Borings
  • Castings
  • Copper Aluminum Cores
  • Heavy Breakable Cast
  • Heavy Steel
  • High Temperature/Aircraft Alloys—Hastelloy, Inconel, Monel
  • Industrial Non-Ferrous Scrap Materials
  • Industrial Scrap Steel
  • Lithographic Sheets
  • Machine Shop Turnings
  • Machine Shop/Fabricator
  • Nickel and Stainless Steel Alloys
  • Prepared #1 & #2 Heavy Melt
  • Punchings
  • Railcars for De-Racking and Dismantling
  • Random-Length Scrap Rail, OTM, and Rail Crops (with proper documentation)
  • Scrap Machinery
  • Scrap Railcars
  • Segregated Aluminum Alloys (1,000 / 2,000 / 3,000 / 5,000 / 6,000 series)
  • Sheet Metal
  • Shredder Material
  • Skeleton Plate
  • Specialty Alloys
  • Torching Scrap
  • Turnings
  • Unprepared Steel