Iron Valley Metals

Public Recycling in Modesto

1248 Reno Ave
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 529-7878
Iron Valley Metals will purchase almost anything which is made from metal. There is no reason to put metal materials into your normal household trash where it may eventually end up in a landfill. Appliances, lawn mowers, bicycles, fencing, pipe, wire, and other materials which are made from metals can be recycled. And instead of having to pay dump fees, you will be paid to recycle these metals products.  
 
Our employees will help you unload and sort your scrap metal materials. If you are unclear as to what type of metals you have, our employees will help you separate them so you get paid the most for your scrap metals. Please refer to our Scrap Metal Guidelines to help determine both what you can and can’t recycle, and what types of metals you are recycling.

Scrap Metal Guidelines

Metals are first categorized as either Ferrous, or Non-Ferrous. All ferrous metals contain iron and are magnetic.  Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron, and are non-magnetic. Non-ferrous metals have a greater scrap value than ferrous metals.  

Scrap metals are either “clean” or “dirty”. This does not refer to dirt or grease. “Clean” materials do not have other types of materials attached to them. “Dirty” refers to items with one or more other types of materials attached to them. Refrigerators and appliances are a good example of “dirty” materials because they are made from many types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and also plastic and sometimes glass. Clean recyclable metals have a greater scrap value because somewhere down the line to where all materials can be reused, the dirty materials must be separated by each material to be processed.

Our new drive on scale allows us to better service our public customers. It is brand new and can handle up to 100,000 lb and is state certified.


Our small scale and employee that will help sort out and price your small metals such as copper aluminum ect also weighed on state certified scale.

All metal is separated and weighed in front of all customers that way each type of metal and each weight can be seen by the customer