Your Electric Motor Recycling Guide

electric motor recycling

How Can Electric Motor Recycling Benefit You?

Electric motors are very tempting for people to take apart because of the allure of the copper wire on the inside, but it is also very time-consuming. For inexperienced motor owners, they may not know that the copper wire inside is not #1 wire, but instead it is #2 copper wire, so they most likely won’t be getting the top price for it. To make things easier and to save time, those in the St. Louis area should opt for an electric motor recycling center where they can drive in, drop it off, get paid and go!

Electric motor recycling in St. Louis is now easier than ever before. Scrap Mart offers convenience not only in getting rid of materials, but in getting paid. With their new drive-through and drop off metal recycling center it is easier than ever to bring in the scrap metal recyclables from one’s home, business or organization. The material is sorted and weighed, and then cash payments are made, right then and there.

Whether they know it or not, most homeowners have some sort of electric motor in their house. They are found in anything from microwaves, hand tools, air conditioners, and more. There most likely are motors in the garage, such as the starters in lawnmowers or snowblowers. Those who want to recycle their motors can help themselves by cutting off any cords, as well as taking off any plastic parts connected to the motor.  To get the most money possible on their motors, the sellers must disconnect them from the mounting base, or anything else that is attached.  They should focus on selling just the motor itself and keep the ratio of steel to copper intact when the consumer buys it for recycling. At Scrap Mart Metals, we offer top dollar for your recycled electric motors. Don’t delay, for more information, contact us today!

Steel Recycling the Easy Way

Steel Recycling

We Make Steel Recycling Easy at Scrap Mart Metals!

In case you haven’t heard, St. Louis steel recycling is the easy way to put extra cash in your pocket and get rid of some of the junk clogging up your garage, attic, basement or shed!

It’s getting harder to get rid of junk these days with landfills reaching capacity. Recycling is the socially responsible thing to do whenever you can. Nothing could be easier than driving a pickup truck full of steel scrap to Scrap Mart Metals and simply driving it on to our certified drive-thru scale and then dropping it off for recycling. Not only will you be doing the right thing for the planet by reducing waste and giving new life to old items, you’ll also be driving away with some extra cash for that new barbecue grill you’ve had your eye on, or a special night out for “dinner and a movie”!

Spring is the time for spring cleaning and that means now is the perfect time to take inventory of any old metal items lying around — the old barbecue grill out behind the garage, the old clothes dryer, old tools, or an old wheelbarrow. The list goes on and on.

And if you have a business, the last thing you need is metal machine parts, old wire, or other metals taking up valuable real estate!

Scrap Mart Metals on West Outer Road in Valley Park makes metal recycling easy and offers top-dollar payouts for all your metal — both ferrous and non-ferrous. We’ll even take those old electronics taking up room in the office off your hands (excluding TVs and monitors)!

Why wait? For a small amount of time and effort, you can get rid of some of the junk lying around your home or business, and pick up a little extra cash at the same time! Contact us today for current prices being paid for the metals you’re looking to drop off.

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!