What We Don’t Accept

  • Compressed gas cylinders with valve or closed containers of any kind
  • Asbestos-containing material
  • Acetylene or commercial gas cylinders
  • Cathode ray tubes

  • Containers with free-flow liquids (paint, oil, gasoline, etc)
  • Mercury switches or devices
  • Televisions or computer monitors
  • Flammable or combustible material

  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • CFCs or refrigerants
  • Munitions or explosives
  • Radioactive material

  • Vehicles
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Ballasts containing PCB’s
  • Capacitors/Transformers
  • Sealed tanks (Freon, propane, gas, etc.)
  • Oil filters

  • Halogen Bulbs
  • Nickel Cadmium Batteries
  • Oil based furnaces
  • Medical test equipment/ X-ray equipment
  • Any liquids or sludge
  • Any non-metallic items

NOTE: All American Recycling reserves the right to refuse to purchase any material that poses a safety or environmental hazard. All American Recycling WILL NOT buy stolen material under any circumstances. Please also read about the new Illinois Scrap Metal law that requires proof of ownership to be shown for certain types of metal before we will purchase them.

Ferrous Metals Non-Ferrous Metals