Scrap Metal Recycling

Choose Dunham, Inc as your scrap metal buyer and receive competitive prices for both
nonferrous and ferrous metals. Whether you have a substantial amount
of metal to recycle or not, we are here to assist you.

Scrap Metal Recycling

If you’re looking to get the best prices for your scrap metal, look no further
than Dunham. We pay competitively for both non-ferrous and ferrous
metals, no matter the amount you have to recycle.

Your Partner in
Metal Recycling

Recycling metal conserves resources and reduces emissions. Dunham’s metal recycling service sustainably manages your scrap. Our commitment to the environment and seamless process helps you make the most of unused metals. Transform construction surplus and old car remnants into wealth. With competitive pricing for both non-ferrous and ferrous metals, big or small, Dunham makes metal recycling easy. Don’t let scrap go to waste – call Dunham to turn extra metal into cash.

Metals We

Understanding the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals can help you sort your scrap effectively. Here’s a quick overview of the two categories and the types of metals we accept under each.

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals contain iron and are magnetic. They are known for their durability and strength, making them popular in construction, tools, and appliances. The types of ferrous metals we accept include:

Prepared Heavy Melting Steel (HMS 1 and HMS 2)

HMS 1 doesn’t contain black and galvanized steel; HMS 2 does. The material must be 1/4 inch thick or more with material no larger than 2 feet by 5 feet in size.

Unprepared HMS

This is larger in size than prepared HMS. Materials should stay within the 6 feet by 20 feet range. It can contain non-ferrous attachments.

Steel Busheling

No. 1 busheling is clean steel scrap. It doesn’t exceed 12 inches in any of its dimensions. Examples include new factory busheling, sheet clippings, stampings.

Plate & Structural Steel

This is a cut grade of ferrous scrap. It is presumed to be free of contaminants. Examples include steel plates, structural shapes, crop ends, shearings.

Machine Shop Turnings

Generated in shops, machine shop turnings are made of clean steel or wrought iron. Examples include bushy turnings, low alloy turnings, alloy-free turnings.


These are large household appliances. Examples include stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, and AC units.

Auto Cast

Clean auto cast is free of all steel parts except camshafts, valves, valve springs, and studs. Examples include clean auto blocks, intakes, rotors.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has many grades and types, including clean and dirty. It is used on sinks, faucets, appliances, automobiles, and motorcycles.

Cast Iron

An alloy of iron containing high amounts of carbon, cast iron scrap is mainly found as castings, sinks, machinery, old automobiles, pipe, and engine blocks.


Rail scrap can be carbon or alloy, and of various lengths, weights, and configurations. It may have joint bars, bolts, and rail anchors attached.

Light Iron

Light iron is thin gauged steel. It is typically found in household appliances, desks, computer hardware, automobiles. It is usually bailed or crushed.


We recycle end-of-life vehicles, responsibly processing old cars and trucks into reusable scrap metal materials.

Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and are not magnetic. They are resistant to rust and corrosion, making them ideal for gutters, water pipes, roofing, and electrical applications. The types of non-ferrous metals we accept include:


Lightweight and silver-colored, aluminum has many types, including aluminum sheet, cast aluminum, aluminum wire, and aluminum rims.


Copper is very valuable in scrap recycling. Grades include #1 copper, #2 copper, bare bright copper, #1 insulated wire, and #2 insulated wire.


Lead is a malleable metal that can withstand corrosion from moisture. Examples include weights, pipes, gutters, and pellets.


Zinc is widely used in galvanization, which is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to iron or steel to prevent rust.


Tin is often used to coat steel to prevent corrosion and tinplate steel is widely used to make tin cans for food packaging.


Brass is a very heavy metal composed of copper and zinc and often used in plumbing fixtures and at the end of copper piping.

Industries We Work With

As seasoned metal buyers, we are dedicated to maximizing the value of your
scrap. Our expertise extends across various industries, including
manufacturers, demolition contractors, national retailers, tradesmen,
automotive facilities, distribution centers, and factories.


Dunham offers convenient pickup and payment services for all types and grades of manufacturing scrap. We accept a diverse range of metals, including steel, copper, aluminum, brass, and more. This encompasses offcuts, trimmings, and other waste products generated during the manufacturing process.

Demolition Contractors

Demolition contractors contribute significantly to our metal scrap collection. Through the demolition of buildings and structures, they generate various types of scrap metal. Our services cover the removal and compensation for materials such as structural steel, copper wiring, aluminum siding, and more.

Automotive Facilities

Automotive facilities present a substantial source of scrap metal. We specialize in the collection of metal waste originating from old parts and vehicles. Our services encompass steel body panels, copper wiring, and various other materials.


Tradesmen, such as plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians, play a significant role in our scrap metal collection efforts. Their contribution to our inventory stems from the replacement of old pipes, wiring, and various components. We offer convenient pickup services and fair compensation for these materials.


Similar to manufacturers, factories generate a wide array of scrap metal during their operations. We understand the diverse range of materials produced, including offcuts, trimmings, and waste products. Our services cover the pickup and payment for these materials.

Distribution Centers

We cater to the scrap metal disposal needs of distribution centers. As they undergo upgrades and modifications, old racking, equipment, and other metal components become available for collection. We facilitate the removal and compensation process.

Metal Buyback Pricing

Unlock the value in your scrap metal. Our buyback pricing is
straightforward and tied to market rates. Discover how to earn from
your unused metals.

Copper & Brass

Ins. Copper Wire


Misc. Scrap

Ferrous Metals

Buyback Pricing

The pricing for your scrap metal is determined based on the following factors:

Type of Metal: Different metals have different values in the recycling market.

Quantity: The more you bring, the more you can earn.

Quality: Clean, well-sorted metals fetch higher prices.

There’s no need to worry about minimum quantities when you bring your scrap metals to us. Whether you’re cleaning out a small workshop or a large construction site, we’re ready to buy back your metal waste.

Payment Methods

For the convenience of our clients, we offer cash payments on the spot for amounts less than $100. For larger transactions, we provide a check on the spot.

For the most current rates or a quote, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Step-by-Step Guide

Ready to start recycling your metal waste? Here’s a simple guide on how to
prepare your metals and where to bring them.

Preparing Your Metals

Clean and sort your metals by type for the best buyback rates. Remove any non-metal parts where possible.

Drop it Off

Bring your prepared metals to our Lakeville office for assessment and payment.

Pickup Services

For larger quantities or more cumbersome items, consider our roll-off dumpster rental service. It provides an easy way to gather your scrap metal, and we’ll take care of the pickup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some commonly asked questions to aid your understanding of our commercial dumpster rental services.

We accept a wide variety of metals for recycling. This includes both ferrous metals, which contain iron and are magnetic, such as steel, and non-ferrous metals, which do not contain iron, such as aluminum and copper.
To prepare metals for recycling, we recommend cleaning and sorting your metals by type for the best buyback rates. If possible, remove any non-metal parts.
Yes, we do pay for the metal you bring for recycling. The pricing for your scrap metal is determined based on the type of metal, quantity, and quality. Clean, well-sorted metals fetch higher prices.
To determine the value of your metal for recycling, you can contact us for the most current rates or a quote. The value is primarily based on the type of metal, its quantity, and its quality.
Yes, you can recycle metal items that are rusty or damaged. The condition of the metal does not significantly affect its recyclability.
Both individuals and businesses can recycle metal with us. Whether you’re cleaning out a small workshop or a large construction site, we’re ready to buy back your metal waste.

Ready to Start?

Looking to offload scrap metal? Dunham pays top dollar, whether it’s non-ferrous, ferrous, or a mix. We offer competitive pricing for all metal recycling, big or small. We will contact you to discuss buying your surplus metals.