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.
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.
Washers and Dryers
End of Life Vehicles:
Other Metallic Scrap:
Cast Iron Patio Furniture
Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
Aluminum Pots and Pans
Aluminum Patio Furniture
Cable, Fence, Wire
Copper and Brass Plumbing
Screen Doors & Window Frames
Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap)
Gold Connector Ends
Electronic Power Supply Cables
for the safety of our workers, We cannot accept any of the following materials:
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)
Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background levels
Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs