Ferrous (Steel) Materials

Important note regarding plate and structural and alloy free materials:

There cannot be any galvanized/chrome material. Nuts and bolts are ok if attached to the Plate & Structural material, but nuts and bolts cannot be purchased as Plate & Structural by themselves. If they are mixed in loose in the load, it will be downgraded to Short Steel or 4×2.

2 Foot Plate and Structural: Must be cut into 2 foot by 18 inches and smaller but can ONLY be plate and structural material such as plate steel, I-beam, H-beam, and angle iron that are at least one quarter of an inch thick.

5 Foot Plate and Structural: Purchasable specifications are the same as 2 foot plate and structural. The only difference is the size dimensions. Anything 5 foot by 2 foot and under but over the 2 foot and structural dimensions will fall into this category for purchase.

Alloy-Free: Must be cut into 2 foot by 18 inch or smaller pieces and be 3/16 of an inch thick or thicker to receive full purchase value. Material must be I-beam, H-beam, and angle iron. Steel car size wheels (18 inch rims and smaller) are purchased as alloy free as long as the wheel weights, valve steams, chrome, harden steel, and alloys are not present.

Short Steel: Includes all ferrous steel items. Must be cut into 2 foot by 18 inch or smaller pieces and be 3/16 of an inch thick or thicker to receive full purchase value. Examples: nuts, bolts and hardened steel. Items not allowed are galvanized, chrome, sealed containers (includes differentials without holes in the cover), alloys, and pinched pipe.

Mixed Cast: Includes cast iron items such as some gears, and older farm equipment. Porcelain (NO unbreakable or machine). Cast iron breaks. It does not bend or dent.

Machinery Cast: Heavy cast iron. Examples include; machines such as presses, lathers, and contester weights

Clean Motor Cast: Gasoline engine blocks with the cam in it only (see-through block), brake drums, rotors, intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, and gasoline engine heads will be purchased as clean auto.

No spark plugs, sheet iron, aluminum, copper wires, or plastic can be present on any of these items.

We will no longer purchase crank shafts, wheel bearings, brake calipers, wheel cylinders, water pumps, or diesel blocks as clean auto cast. All of these items will be purchased as 4×2 after July 1st 2017.

Unclean Motor Cast: Includes gas motor blocks that are cast iron with the aluminum and sheet iron. All fluids must be drained. Additional items include cast iron transmissions and transfer cases. Aluminum Car Engines get purchase as unclean motor

Diesel Motor: Includes all diesel engines. All fluids must be drained. Unbreakable cast will also go into this category.

4×2 Steel: Includes all ferrous steel items. Must be cut into 2 foot by 4 foot or smaller pieces and be 3/16 of an inch thick or thicker to receive full sale value.

Examples: nuts, bolts, and hardened steel. Items not allowed are galvanized, chrome, sealed containers (includes differentials without holes in the cover), alloys, and pinched pipe.

Unprepared Structural: Must be 1/4 of an inch thick or thicker, and must be plate steel, I-beam, H-beam or angle iron to fight into this category. This category is the same specs as the plate and structural categories, except the material is too big in size dimensions.

Unprepared: Must be 3/16 of an inch or thicker and includes all the above materials that have not been cleaned or prepared using the information above.

Rebar: Loose reinforcing bar

Steel Cable and Fencing: Rolled chained fence and steel cable longer than 4ft

ALL CARBODY: Includes cars, pickup trucks, vans, and similar vehicles (does not include buses and motor homes). To receive full value on a vehicle the frame must be intact and all vehicles must have a clear title. The fuel tank must be either removed or have a large hole in the bottom of the tank (large enough to stick your head inside). If the fuel tank is not removed or have a large hole in it, you will be charged a $30.00 service fee to pay for the disposal of fluids. A vehicle cut up must still have a clear title. Loose tires are not allowed inside vehicles other than the factory spare. The four bolted on tires are allowed without deductions. *ALL TIRES MUST BE ON RIMS

Complete Carbody: Everything attached besides the battery. NO EXCEPTIONS

Incomplete Carbody: Car can be missing parts

Sheet Iron: Includes washers, dryers, all refrigerators and freezers must have freon drained and compressor removed, stoves, and other similar items. Galvanized and chrome material fits in this category as well.

Steel turnings: Steel shavings that are normally found as a byproduct out of machine shops.

Unbreakable Cast: Example: counter weight off heavy equipment. This category includes all cast iron that is too thick to be processed. All unbreakable cast is bought under the diesel motor category.