Household Scrap Recycling Tips

We want you to get the most out of your recycling experience at Stuff Recycling. The sections below contain information that you may find helpful for preparing your scrap. If you have any questions about materials you’d like to recycle, you can always give us a call at (859)-745-7882.


Preparing a Vehicle for Scrap

1. Drain all fluid from the vehicle and cut a softball size hole in the fuel tank so that it is easily seen

2. You must have a legible VIN # 

3. Bring a copy of the title which is required by the state for any vehicle 10 years old or newer

4. Take your title to the county for them to junk it to avoid future tax

Selling a Catalytic Converter

To sell a converter, the state requires proof of ownership. Examples include title, registration, insurance, repair receipt, or something with your name and the VIN # of the vehicle it came from—paid by check.

View Example Contract Letter →


HVAC (Cu/Al Radiators)

Recycling a radiator or other HVAC equipment requires proof of ownership, ex. repair receipt, letter from company that it came from, or have an HVAC license or a letter on file, and will be paid by check.

View Example Contract Letter →

Accepted Materials


Ferrous Scrap

Washers and Dryers
Air Conditioners

End of Life Vehicles:
Junk Cars
Old Trucks
Farm Equipment
Farm Machinery

Other Metallic Scrap:
Cast Iron Patio Furniture
Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
Sheet Metal
Stainless Steel
Steel Wheels

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Nonferrous Scrap

Aluminum Cans
Aluminum Pots and Pans
Aluminum Siding/Gutters
Aluminum Patio Furniture
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wire
Auto Batteries
Brass Fixtures/Lamps
Cable, Fence, Wire
Christmas Lights
Copper and Brass Plumbing
Copper Tubing
Copper Wire
Electric Motors
Insulated Wire
Screen Doors & Window Frames
TV Cables

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Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap)

Cell Phones/Batteries
Circuit Boards
Copper Yokes
CPU Chips
DVD/CD Drives
Floppy Disks
Gold Connector Ends
Hard Drives
Memory Cards
Networking Equipment
PC Towers
Electronic Power Supply Cables

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Prohibited Materials

for the safety of our workers, We cannot accept any of the following materials:

Acetylene Cylinders

Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) 

Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) unless the facility has agreed to recover the refrigerants

CRT (tube style) TVs or monitors

Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact

Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosols, etc.

Corrosive Materials – battery acid, caustic soda, etc.

Explosive Materials – munitions, shell casings – includes suspect military scrap

Free Flowing Liquids (including water)

Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes

Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items

Liquids / Scrap Containing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints

Mercury-Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs

Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)

PCB-Containing Materials

Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background levels

Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs