What Is Recyclable?

Mervis Recycling is happy to pay you for almost any metal! See the list below to find out what type of materials are recyclable.

Recyclable Materials

  • Aluminum Cans, Siding, Wire, and More
  • Appliances
  • Auto Batteries
  • Autos
  • Brass — Both Red and Yellow
  • Carbide
  • Cast Iron
  • Copper Tube, Wire, and Sheets
  • Die Cast
  • Farm Equipment
  • Iron
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Lead
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tin
  • Yard Tractors and Mowers

Breaking It Down


  • Aluminum or steel is used for the doors and cabinets of refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, toasters, and other appliances
  • Copper is used in refrigerator cooling systems
  • Steel or stainless steel is used for washing machine spin tubs
  • Heating elements and wiring for hair dryers and toasters are made from an alloy of nickel and chromium


  • 65% of materials in cars are steel, including parts of the steering system, suspension, body, wheels, windshield wipers, chassis, and frame
  • Stainless steel is used for bolts, brackets, and exhaust parts
  • Aluminum is typically used for the engine and wheels
  • Iron was often used for engine parts in older cars
  • Titanium is used for the intake and exhaust valves


  • Iron or a nickel-iron alloy is used in TV picture tubes
  • Lead is used in cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and computer monitors
  • Copper and aluminum are used in radio antennae
  • Circuit boards used in electronics can contain copper, gold, lead, nickel, zinc, and other metals
  • Iron, aluminum, and copper are found in speakers
  • Nickel, lead, zinc, and copper can be found in cell phone batteries