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Materials We Buy

Universal Services Recycling, Inc. is a leading purchaser of scrap metal in Central Valley, California.  We buy Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, Copper, Aluminum, Brass, and Steel.

In compliance with CA state law AB1778, CRV materials over $100 in value require:

  1. Valid CA driver’s license, valid CA ID card issued by DMV, or valid federal government-issued ID card containing a photograph & address.
  2. Payment is by check at the time of sales.  For frequent customers (5 or more transactions on 5 or more different days per month), payment is by cash at the time of sales.

In compliance with CA state law SB691, all non-ferrous materials require:

  1. Valid CA driver’s license, valid CA ID card issued by DMV, or valid federal government-issued ID card containing a photograph & address.
  2. A photograph of the seller with his/her materials and a thumb print must be obtained.
  3. Seller must sign a statement of ownership.
  4. Payment is by cash after 3 days.  For frequent customers (5 or more transactions on 5 or more different days per month), payment is by cash at the time of sales.
  5. Photos & records of sales will be submitted to law enforcement agency for periodic review.

Appliances
Automobiles
Bailing clips
Busheling
Cable, fence and wire
Cast iron
Construction equipment
Demolition scrap
Farm Machinery
Industrial scrap steel
Machine shop turnings
OTM (Other track material)
Prepared #1 and #2 heavy melt
Prepared plate and structural
Railroad scrap
Sheet metal
Structural beams
Tanks larger than 100 gal must have 3 ft. hole
Unprepared steel

All grades of aluminum including:
- Aluminum cans
- Aluminum extrusions
- Cast aluminum
- Painted siding
- Sheet aluminum
Auto and truck batteries (casings cannot be cracked)
Brass plumbing, fixtures, faucets and fittings
Catalytic converters
Copper #1 and #2
Copper sheets
California Redemption Value (CRV)
- Aluminum cans
- #1 PETE Plastic
- #2 HDPE Plastic
- Glass
Insulated copper wiring #1 and #2
Electric motors
Heater cores
Lead
Scrap lead
Radiators
Stainless steel
Steel

Barrels, drums, pails and buckets unless triple rinsed, dried and lid removed
Brass ammunition or spent rounds
Capacitors
Cardboard
Closed compressed gas cylinders
Closed containers of any kind
Containers with free-flowing liquids in or outside (tar, oil, gasoline, etc.)
Explosive materials
Gas tanks without a visible 8" x 8" hole cut in bottom of tank
Material containing PCBs, refrigerants or mercury
Paint cans
Paper
Propane, oxygen or acetylene tanks or bottles (must have 8" x 8" hole cut in tank
Radioactive material
Rims with tires
Rubber
Thermostats
Wood

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