Q: What is metal recycling and why is it so important?

A: When materials can no longer be used for their original purpose, they are collected and sent off to be transformed into another usable items. Recycling not only puts extra money in your pocket, you are also doing your part to help the environment.

Q: What are some of the benefits of metal recycling?

A: Keep overall prices of goods lower. Reduce unnecessary landfill waste. Doing your part to promote sustainability and reduce energy consumption. And of course, the personal benefit is that recycling your metals puts extra cash in your pocket!

Q: Do you accept whole cars for recycling purposes?

A: Yes, we do.  For top dollar, the vehicle must be free of all fluids, tires and gas tank removed. The title or a Junk Vehicle form must accompany every vehicle being recycled.

Q: What is a Junk Vehicle form?

A: A state issued title is always best, however a junk vehicle form can be filled out upon the recycling of a vehicle if the original title has been lost.  You are required to include personal information as well as vehicle information, then sign off stating the vehicle is your property and you have legal rights to scrap it.

Q: Why must you have an ID for payment?

A: This is an ordinance through the City of Milwaukee.  It is set in place to prevent and/or catch criminals turning in stolen metal.  Please refer to chapter 92.11 for more information on the Milwaukee ordinance.  We will never sell your information!

 Q: Do you pick up household consumer recycling metals?

A: We only provide pickup service for large amounts of metal to commercial and industrial customers. However, we encourage household scrap customers to drop off all materials at our facility during regular business hours, where the goods will be tested and weighed.  You will then be paid on-the-spot.

Q: Do you perform on-site testing?

A: Industrial Recyclers is equipped with sophisticated tools to perform content analysis for all metals. Contact us for more information!

Q: What is not allowed in your dumpsters?

A:  Hazardous waste, dirt, industrial waste, chemical products, oil filters, herbicides & pesticides, radioactive material, solvents, paint (except completely dried latex paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil/oil filters, contaminated oil (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, appliances, petroleum-contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, batteries, computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, fluorescent tubes, railroad ties, medical waste, asbestos, animals, barrels, all liquids. Material must be below our fill line; nothing can be sticking out of the top.

Q:  Will the dumpster cause damage to my driveway?

A:  We highly recommend that customers protect any surface where the dumpster is going to make contact with the driveway.  Typically this is done with plywood. The customer assumes all liabilities for damages to private driving surfaces, pavement or road surfaces and entire dumpster placement site and that the surface is sufficient to bear the weight of all contractors’ equipment and vehicles required to perform the contracted service.  We shall not be responsible for any damages to any private driving surface, pavement or accompanying subsurface of any route associated to perform the service that was contracted.

Q: How far in advance do I need to order a dumpster?

A:  It is advised that a two to three day notice be given for any delivery or pick up.  Please note there is no guaranteed delivery time but we try our best to meet all requests.  If a dumpster is needed first thing in the morning, it is recommended to schedule delivery for the day prior to ensure it is in place ahead of schedule.