What are the maximum size dimensions for Prepared Steel?
The dimensions are 3’ x 4’ and a ¼ in. thickness or greater.
What are the maximum size dimensions for Prepared Stainless?
The dimensions are 4’ x 4’.
Do you accept crushed cans?
Yes, we accept crushed aluminum cans. We do not accept steel or tin cans.
What is the difference between #1 and #2 copper?
The difference between #1 copper and #2 copper is that #1 copper must be completely clean; which means no paint or solder contaminates the metal.
Does the customer unload his/her vehicle?
MRC Scrap Metals employees unload all customer vehicles.
How does the “Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act” affect me as a seller of scrap metal?
If the seller of scrap metal enters a transaction of $100 or more then the scrap yard is required to collect the following information:(1) Photocopy of the driver’s license (2) The seller’s and buyer’s signature for each transaction (3) The license plate number of the motor vehicle the seller operates at the time of the transaction (4) Written permission of the seller’s parent or legal guardian, if the sellers is under 18 years of age (5) The date and time of the transaction (6) a description of the scrap material including weight and amount paid. Search “House Bill 1742” at www.legis.state.pa for further details.
Do you have certified scales?
Yes, all of our scales are certified by the state and regularly maintained for accuracy.
Do you have a drive-through scale?
Yes, we have a drive-through scale with a capacity of 120,000 lbs. A digital read-out shows the weight measured.
What is required from the customer when selling a scrap vehicle?
The seller must have the official title of the vehicle and a valid government issued photo id. Also, the person whose name is listed on the title must be present at the time of sale.
Is there an age requirement to sell scrap metals?
You must be 18 years of age. If you are a minor selling scrap metal, you must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
What payment methods do you offer?
MRC offers cash or check for payment of scrap metals.
What materials do you NOT accept? (Unacceptable Items)
Beer Kegs, CFC's and HCFC's (ozone depleting substances), Chain-link fence, Computer monitors and TVs, Copiers or fax machines, Fuel tanks (unless empty and multiple holes cut in it), Garbage, rags or other non-metallic items, Glass, Oil, Oil filters, Paint, Paper, PCB's or other hazardous materials, Plastic, Radioactive material, Rubber, Vehicles without titles or proper identification and Wood.
What is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
Ferrous are predominately iron based and magnetic. Non-ferrous are not iron based.