Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the closest Schnitzer location to me?
    Schnitzer has locations in 14 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Please see our Locations page for a full list of Schnitzer facilities.
  • What are your hours?
    Hours vary by location. Please see our Locations page for hours of operation.
  • What are your prices?
    Pricing varies daily and depends on the type of metal you have to recycle. Contact your local Schnitzer facility for pricing.
  • What does Schnitzer buy?
    We accept a wide range of metal products including:
    Metals:
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Brass
    Consumer Goods:
    • Appliances
    • Cars
    • Outdoor grills
    Industrial Items:
    • Chain link fence
    • Sinks
    Click here for a full list of the metals we buy at our Schnitzer facilities.
  • What won't Schnitzer buy?
    We cannot accept items that contain refrigerants, asbestos, petroleum products, lead-acid batteries or battery parts, items that contain or have contained PCBs (including small capacitors, fluorescent light ballasts and electrical transformers), airbags, paint cans, circuit boards, explosives, radioactive materials or non-metallic products such as tires, wood, dirt, yard debris, concrete or glass. We also cannot accept sealed containers including propane tanks. Click here for a full list of the metals we cannot accept.
  • What paperwork do I need to be able to sell scrap metal to Schnitzer?
    Laws that regulate scrap metal vary from state to state. In many states, you will be required to show a valid ID and be at least 18 years old. Contact your local Schnitzer facility for more specific information on the requirements in your area.
  • Can I recycle appliances?
    Yes! We accept all types of appliances that contain metal including water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, grills and refrigerators (if the refrigerant has been evacuated). Click here for a complete list of the metals we accept.
  • Do I need to drain the fluids from my scrap before bringing it in?
    Our scrap preparation and acceptance policy varies by location because of the equipment we have available at each of our yards. Contact your local Schnitzer facility for more information.
  • Do you pick up?
    For large quantities of scrap metal, Schnitzer can arrange for pickup in many locations. Contact your local Schnitzer facility to see if your material qualifies for this service.
  • Do I need a title to sell a vehicle?
    Contact your local Pick-n-Pull store for a full list of requirements and instructions on how to sell your vehicle.
  • What if I lost my vehicle title?
    Contact your local Pick-n-Pull store for a full list of requirements and instructions on how to sell your vehicle.
  • Do you sell car parts?
    Schnitzer's Pick-n-Pull chain of auto parts stores sells used auto parts at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.