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Thread: What items will your scrap yard not take?

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    What items will your scrap yard not take?

    My yard has added a few item to ther will not accept list over the years. The will [U]not take [U] the following items...
    We do not accept:
    - Beer Kegs
    - Gas tanks
    - Glass, Plastic, Paper
    - Pressurized items
    (i.e. fire extinguishers, propane tanks etc.)

    Dishwashers that have plastic tubs
    Bikes with tires on them
    Chain link fence
    Barbed wire
    Matress springs



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    The yards around here do not accept porta johns for some reason lmao. litterally they have a sign at the yard that states that. no tvs monitors of any kind no oil tanks.

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    One yard here just posted a sign that said no more auto parts that have vin #'s.....
    Hobo...they won't take those pressure items even if they are cut in two pieces? and why no chain link, some of those are aluminum.
    Joe bob...ask if they take oil tanks that are cut. I know here there was a sign at the yard that the EPA said they HAVE to accept them whole and not cut open....
    I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them. John Wayne-- The Shootist

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    The yard I'm going to won't take circuit boards or burnt #2 copper. Really, though, I've found that soaking my rough looking copper in a citric acid solution (Citric acid is easily available at wallyworld), shines it up and cleans it nice.

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    my yard takes anything. sealed stuff like propane tanks need to be cut in half fire extinguishers need to have the nozzle off

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecogeek View Post
    The yard I'm going to won't take circuit boards or burnt #2 copper. Really, though, I've found that soaking my rough looking copper in a citric acid solution (Citric acid is easily available at wallyworld), shines it up and cleans it nice.
    Yes but if your burning the copper then your releasing all kinds of dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRASSCATCHER View Post
    One yard here just posted a sign that said no more auto parts that have vin #'s.....
    Hobo...they won't take those pressure items even if they are cut in two pieces? and why no chain link, some of those are aluminum.
    Joe bob...ask if they take oil tanks that are cut. I know here there was a sign at the yard that the EPA said they HAVE to accept them whole and not cut open....

    I think they will take the tanks if cut I know they have taken fire extinguishers that I have removed the top. As for the chain link they say that the place they send the steel to the shreader dose not like it!

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    My yard no longer takes sealed units. It doesn't affect me though because I cut all of mine open and clean them.

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    a friend of mine tried to take in an old stainless steel fire extinguisher, but the yard wouldnt take it.

    they gave it to me, i cut it open in 3 min and took it back to the yard as brass and clean stainless. i think it was about 15lb of stainless and 2 lb of brass. Thank you to my lazy friend who refuses to work for a dollar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy View Post
    a friend of mine tried to take in an old stainless steel fire extinguisher, but the yard wouldnt take it.

    they gave it to me, i cut it open in 3 min and took it back to the yard as brass and clean stainless. i think it was about 15lb of stainless and 2 lb of brass. Thank you to my lazy friend who refuses to work for a dollar
    Better for you, sounds like the type of guy that won't be scrapping until prices are back up. More for the rest of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecogeek View Post
    The yard I'm going to won't take circuit boards or burnt #2 copper. Really, though, I've found that soaking my rough looking copper in a citric acid solution (Citric acid is easily available at wallyworld), shines it up and cleans it nice.
    Do you use it straight or do I need to add water/something else?

    I don't burn wire. Either strip it or it goes as insulated.

    I do have some burned however, from a fire salvage. Local fire dept burned 2 homes and I got all the scrap. Now I gotta clean it. Yard has no problems with the burned tin, but I see them having a problem with the wire.

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    Burned Copper! I took a load of tubing and wire from a house fire cleanup, and they wouldn't take it, funny, cause they took the aluminum that came off the windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    I think they will take the tanks if cut I know they have taken fire extinguishers that I have removed the top. As for the chain link they say that the place they send the steel to the shreader dose not like it!
    hobo, that avatar is fantasstic!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypoman View Post
    hobo, that avatar is fantasstic!!! lol
    it eats too much bandwidth though ; )

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    fuel tanks, aerosol cans, paint cans, tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypoman View Post
    hobo, that avatar is fantasstic!!! lol
    Nice brASS!!!

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    All of the scrap yards around here will not pay for any sort of appliances: washer, drier, boiler, refrigerator, tvs, etc

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    Will they not take them whole or not at all and why? Where are you located?

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    it eats too much bandwidth though ; )

    It can eat my bandwidth any day! LOLOL!

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    The only no-gos that the one yard has posted are tires and propane tanks. The other yard seems like it will take ANYTHING metal no questions asked (but their prices suck).


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