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.

Safely Recycling Computers & Electronics In St. Louis

Recycling Computers


Recycling Computers and Other Electronics Has Never Been Easier!

Many people who have an old computer or laptop that is no longer used are unsure of what to do with it. Security is usually the primary reason they stuff it away on a shelf in a closet. The average computer user may be unfamiliar with how to wipe a hard drive. This uncertainty that a stranger could access critical personal information often leads many to avoid recycling computers and other electronics.

Preparing The Computer

First take the steps to prepare the computer for recycling by securing sensitive information:

  • Back-up any information you need so you can transfer it to another computer.
  • Delete anything sensitive.
  • Empty the computer’s trash can.
  • Encrypt remaining files. Go into settings and find the options for your system to encrypt, such as “Drive Encryption”, “Bitblocker”, or “FileVault”.
  • Restart after encrypting.
  • Unauthorize any account sharing, such as iTunes or Microsoft Office software.
  • Delete browsing history.
  • Uninstall all programs.
  • Wipe the hard drive with the factory reset option.

Why Choose Recycling

Not only are computers manufactured with materials that will not biodegrade, but there are also many toxins housed within. Rather than destine a landfill for contamination, opt for recycling. Not only will you be doing Earth a favor, but you may also be contributing to helping impoverished people. Many old computer components are refurbished and exported to developing countries. Your old computer can help struggling schools better educate another generation.

Recycle Right

Dirty recycling happens. That is when unscrupulous people scavenge computer parts unethically, exposing others to hazardous toxins, like lead or mercury. Unusable plastic is relegated to landfills. Please contact us for recycling computers and other electronics in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible.

Scrap Mart Metals Makes Cast Iron Recycling Easy

Cast Iron Recycling

Cast Iron Recycling In St. Louis Just Got A Whole Lot Easier!

Cast iron? When you say the word, do you think “skillet,” perhaps? It turns out that cast iron, while not as common as it once was, is still widespread in our communities. There is a thriving market for cast iron recycling in St. Louis. That’s right, if you are looking for cash, or want to help the general cause of recycling, take action gathering up cast iron and selling it to Scrap Mart Metals, trusted regional specialists in metal recycling.

First, check for scrap metal “junk” or other items around your home and yard. Frying pans and dutch oven pots have been made from cast iron for over a century. If you have an old sink or tub, it may be porcelain-coated cast iron. Cast iron is traditional.

Finding and identifying cast iron is easier than locating many materials because it is one of the most identifiable metals around.  Cast iron is a ferrous metal (magnets will stick to it), so by carrying a small magnet you can easily narrow it down to iron and steel. Cast iron is often black in color, though it can be gray. You may spot it in yard or garage sales with some rust stains, or perhaps seriously rusted, confirming that it’s in the iron and steel family. In some situations, you can perform a simple test by dropping a heavy item to see if it cracks or shatters — a dead giveaway when you are trying to figure out exactly what you have. If it doesn’t shatter, but it does attract your small magnet, you can bring it in anyway for expert confirmation. If it does, those broken pieces can be recycled.

Cast iron is all over our towns and cities.  When you are out looking for scrap there are certain items that usually turn out to be recyclable. Cast iron was once the simplest way to create molded metal plumbing shapes in buildings. This includes cast iron bathtubs, sinks of all sizes and older pipes.

It also was favored for heating applications, including those famous skillets.  Old fireplace grates, fireplace tools and radiators from old buildings are often made of cast iron. The fireplace tools are likely to be black, the radiators are often painted, sometimes in a metallic color of paint that may fool the eye.

Bring your collection of cast iron down to Scrap Mart Metals, and drive onto our ferrous metal scale to calculate the pay-out. If you have any questions, get in touch.