What We Buy

Scrap metal recyclingwhere old, obsolete products are purchased and processed into raw materials used to manufacture new products is a vital first step in our global manufacturing supply chain. Recent independent research shows enough material is available to meet domestic manufacturers’ demand for these recycled materials for the foreseeable future.

We Buy Scrap is Arizona’s leading ferrous and non-ferrous metals buyer.  We are committed to paying you top dollar for your unwanted metals. From our central location in Maricopa County, we service the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona.


Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap is recovered from a wide range of obsolete consumer, commercial, and industrial sources – from soft-drink containers to automobile radiators to electronics and airplanes. The leftover materials from punched-out aluminum and brass sheets are generated in machine shops. These scrap materials are processed into specification-grade commodities for manufacturing into new products. Building products such as aluminum windows, brass piping, and copper wiring can be recovered from demolition, remodeling, and renovation projects.

  • Ferrous metals are iron-based metals. The most common is steel in cars, household appliances, and construction beams.
  • Non-ferrous metals refer to scrap metals other than iron and steel, which include copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium, and precious metals.

For the fastest way to find out if your metal is ferrous or non-ferrous, visit Recycling Tips!

*We do not accept radioactive, volatile, corrosive, highly flammable, explosive, infectious, toxic, or hazardous materials.

  • A/C Condenser Cores
  • Air Conditioners
  • Alternators
  • Appliances
  • Auto Engines/Auto Parts
  • Ballasts – No PCBs
  • Batteries
  • Car/Truck/Golf Cart
  • Barrels – Steel
  • Bathtubs – Cast Iron
  • BBQ Grills
  • Blenders
  • Blowers – leaf, other
  • Brass/Bronze – All Types
  • Bicycles
  • Cast Iron
  • Chain Saws – Drained
  • Compressors
  • Conduit – Pipe
  • Copper – Pipe, Wire, Gutters
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Diesel Engines/Blocks
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers/Washing Machines
  • Duct Work
  • Electric Meters
  • Electric Motors
  • Engines – Drained – Car, Mower
  • Exercise Equipment (Most)
  • Extension Cords
  • Fans
  • Fencing – No Concrete
  • Forklift Trucks
  • Freezers – Doors Off
  • Fuse Panels
  • Furnaces
  • Galvanized Metal, Pipe, Sheet
  • Gas Tanks – Cut in Half Only
  • Gutters
  • Water heaters
  • I-Beams – Steel
  • Iron – Cast, other
  • Insulated Wire – Copper, Alum.
  • Ladders – Steel
  • Lawn Mowers – No Tires, Gas/Oil out
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Lead
  • Light Fixtures – No Ballasts
  • Manganese
  • Metal – Galvanized, Sheet, etc.
  • Microwaves
  • Mixers
  • Motors & Blocks – Electric & Gas – with Gas/Oil out
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Pipe Copper, Galvanized Steel
  • Poles – Steel
  • Pots and Pans
  • Radiators – Auto, House
  • Rebar
  • Refrigerators
  • Roof Vents
  • Screen Doors/Windows
  • Sinks – SS, Cast Iron, Metal
  • Stainless
  • Stainless Steel – All Including Sinks
  • Steel Hangers
  • Steel Stampings
  • Stoves
  • Stove Tops
  • Structural Steel
  • Tin
  • Tin Foil – Clean
  • Tractors – Farm, Lawn, Other
  • Transformers – Oil Free
  • Transmissions – Drained
  • Triplex – Wire
  • Trucks & Truck Parts
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washing Machines/Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Weed Whackers – No Gasoline
  • Wheel Rims – Steel
  • Wire – Copper, Steel
  • Triplex
  • White Goods – Appliances
Materials Prohibited for Acceptance

  • Beer Kegs
  • Television or Computer Monitors
  • Explosive or Combustible Solids or Liquids
  • Radioactive, HAZMAT, or Asbestos Materials
  • Vehicles or Equipment with Undrained Fluids
  • Light Ballasts or Transformers containing PCBs
  • Gas or Pressurized Cylinders NOT empty and/or Satisfactorily Opened
  • Firearms
  • Materials containing CFCs, PCB Capacitors
  • Miscellaneous Solid or Liquid Waste separated or contained with loads or Organic Compounds capable of Volatilization (i.e. Petroleum based coated items)

Acceptance of your materials is strictly the determination of the Yard Inspection Personnel.

Items containing any of the above will subject your load to rejection.

CALL (602) 243-3011 talk to a metals expert