When freshly exposed, copper exhibits a reddish-orange color. If it has been exposed to the elements and begun to corrode (as in architectural structures), it will show a green patina. It is commonly used in eletrical wires, roofing and plumbing supplies, other building materials, industrial machinery, and various metal alloys.
There is Copper #1, which is clean copper (i.e. clippings, segments, tubing, wire, etc.) not less than 1/16 of an inch thick, and Copper #2, which is copper that may be coated in solder, paint, sediment, connectors, or in some other way unclean.
Wiring and cable are common components and connectors in larger operating and electrical systems. While some wiring may be raw metal, others may have a covering or coating. We recycle BX cable, insulated wire, insulated copper cable, and low-grade wire, among other types.
High-temp alloys, or superalloys, have excellent strength and resistance to deformation under stress at high temperatures. They tend to resist corrosion and oxidation, and are usually composed of nickel, cobalt, or nickel-iron. Examples include Hastelloy, Inconel, and Incoloy. They are used in gas turbine engines, high-pressure turbine blades, corrosive environments, and valves of piston engines, among other applications.
Brass is a metal alloy comprised of copper and zinc. It has a bright gold-like appearance, and is commonly used for locks, gears, doorknobs, ammunition casings, valves, plumbing, and musical instruments such as horns and bells. It is a low-friction metal, and works well in fittings.
If it’s on an automobile and it’s made of metal, chances are we can recycle it. Commonly recycled auto parts include alternators and starters, wheel rims, and other metallic spare parts. If you have any questions about the recyclability of your auto parts, please call. (We accept rims, but not the rubber tire.)
Lead, plated materials, and any other kind of metal not otherwise explicitly stated. If you have any questions about the recyclability of your metal scrap, please call.
A silvery-white metal, aluminum is relatively soft and ductile. Aluminum has a fairly low density, is lightweight compared to other metals, and is resistant to corrosion. It is the most widely used non- ferrous metal, and is a popular component in transportation, packaging, and other structural materials.
Precious metals are rare, naturally occurring elements of high value. The best-known precious metals are gold and silver, and seen used in electronics, some industrial applications, etc. These types of metals are what give these items their value. Other precious metals include rhodium, palladium, iridium, and platinum.
All three are examples of contained electrical devices that control power flow and current in an electrical circuit. Electric motors are common in smaller equipment and machinery, such as appliances or lawn equipment. Transformers tend to be larger electricity regulators, such as those on power lines, and ballasts are common components in lighting.
Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust, or stain due to the presence of chromium. Its resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and metallic sheen make it ideal for many uses. Cookware, household hardware, medical equipment, major appliances, industrial equipment, construction materials, and storage tanks are common applications.
Due to the nature of their interior components, it is very important that batteries are properly recycled to prevent leaks or pollution. We happily accept a wide array of batteries, including those that are found in cars, lawn mowers, small tractors, and other machinery.
Heavy machinery includes a range of heavy-duty equipment and vehicles. They are usually specially designed for construction tasks and major landscaping/earthwork operations. They tend to represent five main systems, which are implement, traction, structure, power train, and control and information.
Steel is one of the most heavily produced materials in the world. It has a typical silvery-metallic sheen, and is stronger – but less ductile – than pure iron. It is a major component in buildings, infrastructure, tools, cars, appliances, and office furniture. Steel is also used in a variety of construction materials, including bolts, nails, screws, reinforcing bars, and wires.
Tin is a silvery metal that is a common coating applied to other metals to prevent corrosion. Tin is used in many alloys, and sees large application in the plating of steel. Tin also plays a major role in food packaging (tin cans), brass, bronze, and solder – the fusible metal that joins other pieces together in electronics and plumbing.
Light iron, similar to steel, is commonly used in household appliances, steel sheeting, and hot water heaters, among other things.
Home appliances come in a range of sizes, electrical and mechanical functions. We recycle products that fit the full spectrum of appliances, including major appliances (white goods), small appliances (brown goods), and consumer electronics. Stoves, water heaters, washing machines, DVD players, toasters, and much more fall into this category.
Recycling circuit boards and other electronic components preserves valuable resources and reduces environmental impact. It is estimated that roughly a metric ton of circuit boards contain 40 - 800 times the gold and 30-40 times the copper of one metric ton of ore mined in the U.S.
All tanks of any type and size must be empty, de-valved, and open prior to recycling at Arrow.
Oil tanks must be dry and have a 2x2' hole cut in them, for the protection of our health and safety and reduction of environmental pollution.
Tires must be removed from steel rims prior to recycling.
We gladly buy recyclable metals at both of our West Babylon and Holbrook locations, we are also proud to offer nationwide recycling solutions. Our aim is to make the recycling process quick, convenient, and fair, using only certified scales and ensuring our staff is friendly and courteous to all customers. We have all the necessary equipment on-site to handle every size scrap metal load. Do your part to ensure that no recyclable metals end up in a landfill. Use Arrow and we can guarantee that all recyclable materials will be processed appropriately and efficiently on-site.
We are open to the public. With two easy drop-off locations, recycling your scrap metal is more convenient than ever. Our easily-accessible locations make Arrow a quick stop during your commute home or any time during normal business hours. We know you work hard and have a lot on your plate. However, you can rest assured that when you bring your scrap metal to us, you are entering a secure, fully-certified facility with a friendly staff who is dedicated to ensuring you have the best customer experience.
At Arrow, we love to make things even more convenient for our customers. We are pleased to offer pick-up service for our customers in certain locations or with a certain volume of recycling. To see if your business, school, organization, or institution qualifies for this service, contact us below and a friendly representative from Arrow will reach out to discuss your recycling needs. We typically do not offer residential container service, however call us anyway and speak with one of our friendly recycling representatives and we can discuss the options available to you.