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Scrap Metal

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Scrap metal can be dropped off at the Recology Davis recycling center, 2727 Second St., 24 hours a day.

YES—these items are accepted for recycling as scrap metal

  • Steel
  • Copper
  • aluminum
  • Brass (including clothes hangers)
  • Ironing boards
  • Misc. plumbing parts
  • Metal sprinkler heads
  • File cabinets
  • Metal chairs & desks
  • Screen doors
  • Metal miniblinds
  • Window frames
  • Lawn mowers (drain fluids, empty gas tanks)
  • Compressor motors (drain oil)
  • Engine parts incl. radiators (remove filters & drain fluids)
  • Fluorescent light fixtures (remove the ballasts and tubes)
  • Patio furniture
  • Doorknobs & hinges
  • Cookware & flatware
  • Play equipment
  • Bike frames
  • Garbage cans

NO—these items are not accepted for recycling as scrap metal

  • Compressed gas-cylinders (propane tanks)
  • Helium tanks
  • Fluorescent light tubes

More Information

Recology Davis offers free 24-hour drop-off of the following recyclables at their 2727 2nd Street Recycling Center:

  • Cardboard
  • plastics #1-#7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin foil
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles
  • Steel cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Used motor oil and oil filters