Mervis Recycling is happy to pay you for almost any metal, including common household items such as:
- Aluminum cans
- Aluminum siding
- Copper or aluminum wire
The list of accepted recyclables is divided into two categories, ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous means “made of or containing iron,” and non-ferrous refers to metals or metallic scrap that do not contain iron. Steel is a ferrous material since it is an alloy made from iron and carbon. Common non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and nickel. The distinction between ferrous and non-ferrous metals is important because their separation is the first step in the recycling process.