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Scrap Metal

Scrap metal are pieces of loose metal.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
RAS Metals 695 B Cedar Street Berkeley Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Recycler's World PO Box 58228 Salt Lake City Recycle Buyback Mail-in Membership-based worldwide information exchange for companies and individuals who buy, sell, or trade commodities, materials, goods, and services relevant to the industry.
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Refund Recycling 2680 Old First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. steel cable, corrugated steel, coils, highway guardrail, railroad rail, razor wire, steel I-beams, steel pipe nipples, chain link fence, steel & metal
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up AL rims, siding, sheet, coils, copper, electric/al motors, parts, wiring, irony AL, lawn furn., turnings, brass, radiators, shredded scrap
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. AL rims, siding, sheet, coils, copper, electric/al motors, parts, wiring, irony AL, lawn furn., turnings, brass, radiators, shredded scrap
Sentient Engine Makerspace 2630 Union St Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee DIY Makerspace to create or repair your items. Includes a metal working bay where sheet metal is stocked.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Sims Metal (Hayward) 30104 Industrial Pkwy SW Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Including chain link fencing, sinks, metal office furniture. We provide metal collection bins to manage recurring collection and removal of ongoing production scrap, such as metal turnings, borings and cuttings.
Sims Metal (Redwood City) 699 Seaport Boulevard Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Including chain link fencing, sinks, metal office furniture, metal window frames. We provide metal collection bins to manage recurring collection and removal of ongoing production scrap, such as metal turnings, borings and cuttings.
Sims Metal (Richmond) 600 S 4th Street Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Including chain link fencing, sinks, metal office furniture. We provide metal collection bins to manage recurring collection and removal of ongoing production scrap, such as metal turnings, borings and cuttings.
Sims Metal (San Jose) Office: 1800 Monterey Highway Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Including chain link fencing, sinks, metal office furniture, metal window frames. We provide metal collection bins to manage recurring collection and removal of ongoing production scrap, such as metal turnings, borings and cuttings.
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Standard Iron & Metal 4525 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off This item may have redemption value.
Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling 124 Medburn St
#B1
Concord Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Recycling Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Small pieces weighing less than 10 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Albany
Scrap metal not exceeding ten (10) pounds in weight nor two (2) feet in any dimension for any single item - acceptable. Must fit in container with lid closed.
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Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Dublin
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Emeryville
Scrap metal not exceeding ten (10) pounds in weight nor two (2) feet in any dimension for any single item - acceptable. Must fit in container with lid closed.
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Fremont
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Hayward
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Livermore
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Newark
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Oakland
CWS does not accept residential scrap metal in recycling. WM, Inc. will pick up in Bulky Pick-up.. Businesses - Scrap metal items may be up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Piedmont
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Pleasanton
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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San Leandro
No one piece larger than 2' x 2' or weighing more than 30 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Union City
Each piece less than 10lbs. Must fit in cart with closed lid.
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