Ferrous and Nonferrous Metal Recycling

We won’t let it go to waste

Demolition or industrial scrap, aluminum, motors; whatever ferrous or nonferrous metals you have, our St. Louis area location, railroad and barge access, volume and industry expertise allow us to obtain the best sales prices possible for our customers. Operating from a 16.5 acre and 40,000 square foot warehouse, we continue to provide exceptional service at a greater volume. We are uniquely positioned as direct shippers by barge, rail, truck and overseas container to mills and foundries. No extra stop means no added cost.

What We Buy

Ferrous Metal

  • Appliances
  • Busheling
  • Cable, Fencing & Wire
  • Cast Iron (all grades)
  • Cast Iron Borings
  • Clips
  • Compressors
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Electric Motors
  • Farm & Industrial Machinery
  • Heavy Cast Machinery (all thicknesses)
  • Heavy Melting Steel
  • Industrial Scrap
  • Machine Shop Turnings
  • Motor Blocks (stripped & unstripped)
  • Plate & Structural
  • Rail & OTM
    (limited to railroads &
    approved contractors)
  • Sheet Iron

Nonferrous Metal

  • Aluminum (all grades)
  • ACSR
  • Batteries (lead-acid based only)
  • Brass (all grades)
  • Carbide/Tool Steels (all grades)
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Copper (all grades)
  • Dross & Skimmings
  • High-Temp Alloys (all grades)
  • Insulated Wires
  • Lead
  • Nickel Alloys (all grades)
  • Radiators
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Transmissions
  • Zinc

What We Do Not Buy

This list is intended to provide an outline of materials that are not accepted at Becker Iron & Metal. There are provisions and conditions noted that may provide for the acceptance of some of the materials. This list is not meant to be all inclusive and Becker Iron & Metal reserves the right to accept or deny material at their discretion.

Aerosol Cans Empty, with visible opening including being punctured or crushed.
Appliances-Refrigerators All refrigerants must be evacuated and seller must certify the removal of CFC & HCFC.
Asbestos Containing Scrap None (if prior containment and asbestos removed in accordance with applicable regulations we will accept)
Ballasts If labeled “No PCBs” only
Barrels, Drums and Other Containers Empty, open to allow inspection, bearing no hazard or warning labels or placards that are not covered with a “Certified Clean” or equivalent decal or documentation, and containing no non-metal materials or fluids.
Batteries, Lead-Acid Only Accepted at the warehouse only where they can be inspected thoroughly for leaks and punctures. If found to be leaking any substance they will not be accepted.
Brown Goods- Microwave Ovens, Televisions None
Capacitors If labeled “No PCBs” only
Compressed/Liquefied Gas Cylinders and Vessels (oxygen, propane, acetylene, argon, refrigerants, fire extinguishers etc All containers must be cut completely in half. Or certified to have contents evacuated.
Electronics (circuit boards, computers, monitors, radios, office equipment, etc.) None
Flammable materials (gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, paint) None
Lead Painted Scrap None
Magnesium Turnings None
Mercury switches, thermostats or other mercury containing devices. None
Paint Cans Open, empty and dry
Radioactive Materials None
Scrap Containing excessive trash or non-metallic recyclables None
Scrap containing fluids (oil, fuel, coolant, antifreeze, cutting oil, hydraulic oil, solvents, etc.) All fluids need to be drained prior to delivery.
Shells, munitions None
Tanks, above ground and underground storage (mobile, portable and fixed) Preferably cut in at least two pieces but a minimum of a 2 foot hole at both ends. To allow for inspection of interior. Must be thoroughly cleaned of liquids and gases and be odor free.
Tires None
Transformers Dry type or documentation supporting that oil did not contain greater than 50ppm PCBs.
Used oil filters None
Vehicles None-Certain parts and pieces accepted
Waste, Hazardous, Toxic or medical None

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