Continue a History of Brass Recycling in St. Louis

Brass Recycling

Brass Recycling Has Never Been So Easy!

Known for its lustrous physical appearance and aesthetic qualities, brass is a metal alloy involving both copper and zinc; non-ferrous in nature, it is used for diverse purposes from musical instruments like the French horn, the trumpet, and the trombone to everyday objects like doorknobs and zippers.

St. Louis has a deep history of brass use, including by the Success Automobile Manufacturing Company and the St. Louis Motor Company, which operated in the city during what became known as the “brass era” in vehicle-making, a designation given for the brass in automobile fittings used during the period; it began around the turn of the 20th century and lasted for nearly 20 years.

Now, brass, sometimes in homes and certain other settings, is waning in popularity. If you have brass items that you don’t need anymore, there is an alternative to throwing them away that will help you make money AND benefit the economy, environment, and society as a larger unit: brass recycling at Scrap Mart MetalsSome of the brass items that we purchase from customers are door hinges, plumbing materials, lamps, and radiators.

One of the most impressive aspects of Scrap Mart Metals, one that distinguishes our recycling business from others is our unique transparency; you can see the scales at which we measure the brass we buy in real-time, so you know that our prices are appropriate and accurately based. You should also consider convenience when choosing a place to do business, and Scrap Mart Metals is surely one of the most convenient recycling hubs in the area. Our business is currently the only St. Louis recycle center that offers drive-thru metal scrapping, and ours was originally the first to provide this service.

With a combined 20+ years of experience in the industry, our team has used advanced, transparent technology since 2011 to serve all kinds and sizes of individuals and businesses. Open from 7:30am through 4:45pm during the week (Monday-Friday) and from 7:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays, Scrap Mart Metals is located on West Outer Road next to Interstate 44 in Valley Park. If you have any questions, please contact us, and inquire about our brass recycling services and request a quote!

Recycling Stainless Steel in St. Louis

Stainless Steel

Recycle Your Old Stainless Steel at Scrap Mart Metals!

You finished your kitchen remodel months ago, yet the double stainless steel sink and faucet from the “before” kitchen is still sitting out in back of the garage. That’s like leaving cash outside!

Stainless steel can be recycled, so instead of letting it clog up your landscape, why not take it to a metal recycling center and earn some cash? Not only will you get rid of an eyesore, but you’ll put some cash in your pocket to buy a nice, juicy roast to pop into that new oven!

Seriously, any stainless steel you have lying around, whether it’s old kitchen cutlery or saucepans, faucets, a discarded washing machine drum, an exhaust system — you name it. If it’s made of stainless steel, it’s worth money to you!28

For stainless steel recycling in the St. Louis area, there’s no better place to go than Scrap Mart Metals. Not only do we offer top dollar for your stainless steel, but we’ll also take any of your other metal discards like copper and copper wire, brass, cast iron, aluminum, steel, etc. If you can see the dollar signs adding up, you’re right! Many of our customers keep a barrel or two around for tossing things like lamp wire, aluminum cans, and any other metal odds and ends lying around. When the barrel(s) is full, they’re off to Scrap Mart to scoop up a little extra cash on things that were no longer “any good”!

So get up off the couch, and go scope out the garage, attic, or basement. Then fill up your (or a friend’s) pickup bed and take a drive to Scrap Mart Metals, conveniently located on West Outer Road in Valley Park. You can even contact us before you head out to ask what prices are being paid for various metals in your stash!

Selling Junk Cars is Easier Than You Think!

Junk Cars

Scrap Mart Metals Makes Selling Junk Cars Simple!

Do you have a junk car on your property, rusting away and eliciting complaints from the neighbors (or your significant other)? The engine’s blown, and it has two flats, and you just don’t know what to do with it?

How about selling it? Selling junk cars in St. Louis is easier than you think! Just drag, push or pull it to Scrap Mart Metals where we’ll pay you top dollar for that old heap! You’ll be happy, the neighbors will be happy, your “better half” will be happy, and we’ll be happy to take it off your hands and pay you for the privilege! What could be better than that?

Don’t have a friend with a flat-bed or a tow truck? Search the “services” section of your local newspaper to find people who’ll pay for junk cars and tow them off your property. You’ll get less than you would if you brought to Scrap Mart directly, but you’ll still make a little money and get rid of the eyesore, which is a win-win no matter how you look at it!

The point is, Scrap Mart Metals is a great resource for getting rid of a junk car and making some money in the bargain, which is a lot better than continuing to draw snide looks (or worse) from the neighbors!

Contact us anytime to find out about current prices paid for your junk car or other scrap metal you may have lying around — whether it’s an old appliance, or a more valuable commodity like copper or brass. You’ll always get top dollar for your scrap metal at Scrap Mart Metals on West Outer Road in Valley Park!

Metal Recycling in St. Louis: Turn Your Scrap Metal Into Cash!

metal recycling

Scrap Mart Metals Makes Metal Recycling Easy!

We’ve got something to offer that virtually everybody can use these days — extra cash! If you’ve got scrap metal cluttering up your garage, yard or warehouse, you’re sitting on a gold mine! Pack it up and bring it to Scrap Mart to take advantage of our metal recycling services. We’ve got easy drive-thru scales and convenient drop off (with roll-off carts for big loads) for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and pay the area’s highest prices for

  • Copper Wire
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum and Aluminum Cans
  • Batteries
  • Electric Motors
  • Steel
  • Cast Iron

Why bring your junk metal to the dump when you can turn it into cash? It’s one of the easiest ways to make extra money, plus you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your scrap metal is being recycled and re-purposed into something new and useful instead of sitting around taking up your valuable space or filling up yet another landfill.

For the best, no-hassle metal recycling service in St. Louis and the surrounding area, bring your scrap to Scrap Mart on West Outer Road in Valley Park. We’re open every day from 7:30 am until 4:45 pm and on Saturdays from 7:30 am until 12:30 pm (closed Sundays).

We even provide free drop off for electronic scrap (excluding TVs and monitors) — and you know how hard it is to recycle your scrap electronics without paying on a per-piece basis!

Now that winter’s nearing an end and milder air is moving into the region, why not spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon gathering your scrap metal and packing it up to take to Scrap Mart during the week or on the following Saturday morning. You’ll leave with a check and a good feeling knowing you’ve cleared out some space that can now be put to better use!

Contact us online or give us a call at 636-256-7400 if you have any questions about current scrap prices. We’ve been serving the area since 2011, and we’re ready to serve you too!

Drive-Thru Aluminum Can Recycling in St. Louis

Recycling Made Easy with Drive-Thru Aluminum Can Recycling!

We have drive-thru’s for burgers, coffee and even dry cleaning. Why not for aluminum can recycling? If convenience has held you back from helping to reducing landfill waste, you no longer have that excuse. So gather your cans, load up the car and drive-thru your local recycling center with ease. Recycling cans really matters. Here’s why you should do it:

  • 100 billion aluminum cans, on average, are sold in the U.S. annually.
  • About 50% of aluminum cans end up in landfills, meaning about 50 billion every year.
  • 50 billion aluminum cans in the garbage means about 1.5 million tons of extra landfill waste each year.
  • Landfill cans not only contribute to landfill waste but also contribute to industrial pollution because trashed cans have to be replaced with new cans.
  • New cans require virgin materials. Acquiring virgin materials contributes to environmental destruction.
  • Aluminum production from virgin materials emits millions of tons of greenhouse gases annually. Aluminum is a disproportionate polluter, accounting for more than 14% of greenhouse gases of all products manufactured as virgin material based replacement products.

When Can Aluminum Be Recycled?

There is no age limit on old cans. A person can collect cans for weeks or years. It makes no difference.

How Much Is Recycled?

Aluminum is one of the most sustainable metals. It is 100% recyclable. It can also be recycled over and over. It is one of the most easiest metals to recycle. That bag of cans you drop off at the drive-thru will be ready for a retailer’s shelf within 60 days.

Recycle Now

It has never been easier to recycle aluminum cans than it is right now. Whether you are an environmentally aware individual or a business who takes community responsibility seriously, load up and drive-thru at Scrap Mart Metals. Contact us with your questions and find out all the details on why aluminum can recycling can help save the world while putting a little change in your pocket.

This Convenient St. Louis Hub Makes Copper Recycling Shine

Copper Recycling

Save Money and The Environment with Scrap Mart Metals Copper Recycling

Copper is everywhere in our modern lives. Copper wiring is a highly conductive material for electric current, making it a key component of our power grid all the way into the light switch in a wall next to you.  This means copper holds value and is desirable when melted down and made into new products.

Of course, this means that during any building demolition you are highly likely to come across copper.  Always keep in mind that copper can be recycled rather than discarded. In St. Louis, copper recycling is both easy and rewarding because copper is in constant demand.  In addition, you’ll be encouraged to know that recycled copper has the same utility as newly mined copper. Copper is a valuable commodity that continues to be useful, so expect instant payment by the pound when you bring copper scrap in for recycling from anywhere in the region.

Recycling copper has a value to you and to the greater good

Recycling helps decrease the cost of copper for all new industrial applications. This keeps basic technology like home and street light wiring available for all. Working copper mines still exist, but the sheer effort of ore extraction and the toxic damage to their local environments are costly — far more costly than recycling in terms of current dollars and future damage cost.  Recycled copper is much better in terms of direct material costs, public health and eventual environmental mitigation.

Not only that, it will put cash in your pocket: copper has enduring value.

It’s in the Pipes

For decades, new construction and remodels have preferred copper pipes for plumbing. Lighter in weight per linear foot in construction, copper pipes have an advantage from the outset. Less likely to corrode or leak, naturally repellent to harmful bacteria that tend to cluster in pipe joints made of other metals, and retaining scrap value for the future, copper plumbing is the long-lasting, healthy investment for any building project. Recycling that copper pipe pays off in all ways.

Here at Scrap Mart Metals, we are ready to offer you top dollar for your recycled copper in our drive-thru and drop off metal recycling center.  To learn more about copper recycling, please get in touch.  We have been making it easy to bring in scrap metal recyclables from your home, business or organization since 2011.