Rick’s Recycling accepts many forms of scrap metals. Although, scrap processors and recycling facilities must register with the Pennsylvania State Police and follow the Pennsylvania Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act. Click Here for a full list of registered processors and facilities.

The list below only outlines some of the restrictions we are unable to take due to legal, government, and/or company polices. Rick’s Recycling reserve the right to refuse any material that is not in accordance with the Pennsylvania Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act or that we believe has the potential to be harmful in any way to our environment or may jeopardize the health and safety of our customers, employees, facility or equipment.

  • Vehicles with NO title. We will not accept. Do not bring them to us, we do not want them on our property.

  • Oxygen, propane, fuel tanks or any other container under pressure (paint cans, aerosol can)

  • Sealed containers

  • Tires (loose or just on steel rim)

  • Non metallic items such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, wood, concrete, dirt

  • Radioactive material

  • Kegs, Railroad Material, Manhole Covers, etc. – unless sold by a commercial entity that would have a reason to rightfully own the property being sold (PA State Law).

  • Scrap containing fluids – such as oil (oil filters), water, antifreeze, solvents, etc.

  • Electronics, ex: Television Sets/Computer Monitors, Computers, Microwaves, etc.

  • Stolen Materials. We will not buy any materials that we believe to be stolen.

For a full disclosure of the Pennsylvania Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act 79, click Here