Rockaway Recycling Q & A
What do I need to bring to sell scrap at Rockaway Recycling?
All customers must be at least 17 years of age and are required to have valid state-issued ID. Customers will be required to have their state issued ID scanned and sign declaring they are authorized to sell their material. Ferrous material cannot be bought out of cars and must come in a larger vehicle (truck, van or SUV). All vehicles must bear a valid license plate. No walk-ins are accepted.
What is the magnet test?
See our Magnet Test Page for the magnet test explanation.
What is the difference between Brass and Copper?
Brass is a yellow color, whereas Copper is a red color. If you cannot tell the difference, take a file to scratch the material and see the true color of the metal.
What is the difference between #1, #2, and #3 Copper?
#1 copper has bare bright wire, #1 copper tubing, #2 copper tubing/wire and #3 roofing copper. To see more information visit the Pictures & Materials Page.
Does Rockaway Recycling take Aluminum Cans?
We do not buy cans or tabs off them at this time.
Does Rockaway Recycling buy TV’s, Monitors, or Flat Screens?
No, we do not buy monitors from TV’s or computers. There is little to no scrap value so it is difficult for us to recycle them. Call you local municipality for recycling options.
Does Rockaway Recycling buy Appliances? Water Heaters? Furnaces?
Yes we do. We accept dishwashers, dryers, and washer machines at a fixed price. We also do purchase water heaters and furnaces or radiators.
Does Rockaway Recycling buy old pools?
Yes, make sure to use the magnet test to see if it is steel or aluminum before you bring the pool in.
Does Rockaway Recycling accept old fences?
Yes, we accept old fences. Similar to pools, make sure to use the magnet test to see if you have aluminum, steel, or iron fences.
Is Rockaway Recycling an auto wrecker?
While we do buy cars for scrap we do not destruct them or scrap them at our faciliyt. We also buy certain car parts like: aluminum rims, catalytic converters, aluminum hoods and doors, brass or aluminum radiators, alternators and starters.
Does Rockaway Recycling take cars? What car parts can be scrapped?
Yes, we do buy cars and we also take parts such as; aluminum rims, catalytic converters, aluminum hoods and doors, brass or aluminum radiators, alternators and starters.
How can I make more money scrapping?
What are metals worth?
Check out our Price Page to see what your material is worth.
Does Rockaway Recycling take computer parts?
We will only PC towers. We do not deal with computer mice, keyboards, printers, or fax machines but you can contact your local town center for more information.
What are Rockaway Recycling’s hours?
Monday – Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm, Thursdays stay open until 6pm, & Saturday: 7am-12pm. For more info, visit our Hours Page.
Is Rockaway Recycling ever open late?
Every Thursday we are open until 6pm and don’t forget to call us if you need us to come in early or stay late.
Where is Rockaway Recycling located?
How do I know that I am getting a fair deal?
One of the best things about our scrap yard is the transparency that we have with our customers and their material. When you come to our scrap yard you will be walked step by step through the process and you will be able to see not only your material being weighed, but you will also see the prices for what you are getting before you sell the material.
How do I know if scrap metal prices are high or low?
Everyone wants to have updated prices and wants to know what is going on with the scrap metal markets. We want to be able to help you out and that is why we have dozens of prices that are getting updated on our website daily.
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