1802 S. Park St. - Madison, WI 53713
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Commercial & Industrial Recycling

All Metals Recycling enjoys very healthy relationships with businesses, contractors and manufacturers throughout Madison WI and surrounding Dane County.

In order to help businesses in these business sectors and others maximize their recycling efficiency and the revenue scrap metal can generate, we sit down and put together specific service contracts that can include all or any of the following services.

  • Auto Salvage & Recycling - Whether you’re an Auto Repair or Collision Shop with regular salvage and metal recycling opportunities, or you have 1 or more junk or abandoned cars you’d like removed for salvage value, All Metals Recycling can pick up and remove junk cars or crush and bale them onsite.
  • Cash for Scrap Metal - All Metals Recycling accepts and pays top dollar for scrap metal prices! Our visual scrap software automates the buying of your scrap metal items and provides historical reporting by commodity and date received.  We can provide monthly or yearly reports of your recycling activity and payments.
  • Dumpster Rental - We offer 4 different sizes of dumpsters (12 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard & 40 yard), as well as semi-trailers, that can be dropped off and picked up as needed, or on a specific schedule, whether to your place of business or a work site within Dane County. We’re even happy to deliver and pickup dumpsters outside of Dane County, but need to negotiate fee’s in accordance with volume and delivery distance.

The remainder of this page describes the various ferrous and non-ferrous metals we can accept in exchange for cash.

NON-FERROUS METALS

Bare Bright copper
Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire free of attachments. All the insulation has been removed from the wire and it is free of solder and paint. Bare bright wire should not have any plastic on it and should never be burned.

#1 Copper Tubing
Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper bus bar/pipe free of attachments. There must not be any corrosion, solder, paint, or brass fittings attached to the copper pipe to be considered number one copper.

Insulated Copper
16 gauge and heavier copper wire with insulation (coating). Typically 65% and greater recovery.

#2 Copper Wire
Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire. All the insulation has been removed from the wire. May have some solder and paint.

#2 Copper Tubing
Burnt copper, copper with light tin coating, solder, or brass fittings still attached.

#2 Insulated Copper
Smaller than 16-gauge copper wire with insulation (coating) Typically 45% to 55% recovery.

Sheet Copper
Roofing/gutter/flashing copper with little tar or attachments like nails or wood.

Copper Breakage
Miscellaneous copper-containing skimmings, grindings, ashes, irony brass and copper, residues and slags.

Aluminum Copper Radiators
Clean aluminum copper radiators free of brass/iron/plastic.

Aluminum Radiators
Clean aluminum radiators and condensers free of other types of radiators.

Red Brass
Red brass scrap, valves, machinery bearings and other machinery parts, including miscellaneous castings made of copper, tin, zinc, and/or lead.

Yellow Brass
Mixed Brass castings, taps, valves, rod brass, chrome plated brass.

Brass Shells
Little plastic/dirt/steel attached or residue inside w/out primers.

Brass Breakage
Brass that is contaminated with heavy iron, castings, plastic.

Communication Wire
CAT 5/6, Data wire, Insulated copper with plastic.

Electric Motors
Various sizes of electric motors that are copper-wound without heavy steel attachments (pumps, bases, loose iron).

Ballasts
Consist of copper inside of them, found in lighting fixtures. No PBCs.

Aluminum Rims
Free of rubber tire/dirt/attachments. Free of Lead Wheel Weights and valve stems.

Extrusion
Must not contain other alloys of aluminum and be free of zinc corners, iron attachments, felt, plastic, paper, cardboard, and thermo break.

Aluminum Siding
Window Frame, Aluminum Siding, that has been painted. Free of plastic coating, iron, dirt, corrosion, fiber, foam, or fiberglass backing or other non-metallic items.

Sheet Aluminum
No plastic/steel/glass/dirt on the material.

Aluminum Turnings
The excess from machine cut aluminum free of oil or steel.

Aluminum Breakage
Aluminum recyclables with greater than 8% of foreign attachments but less than 40% - consists of aluminum with miscellaneous contaminants like iron, dirt, plastic and other types of contaminants.

Aluminum Cans
Free of foil/tin/plastic/liquid/ garbage/etc. Can be crushed or whole.

Batteries
No holes, battery intact. Labeled "PB" on fine print. The most common place you can find a lead battery is in a car.

Stainless Steel
Must not stick to a magnet, have steel or other items attached.

Specialized Stainless:

304 Stainless Steel
Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Commonly found in kitchen equipment.

316 Stainless Steel
Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Used in food and boat industries.

400 Series Stainless Steel
Contains no nickel and is magnetic. Used for high temperatures.

Dirty Stainless
Consists of stainless steel but allows for small percentages of plastic and contaminants. Must be at least 50% stainless steel.

FERROUS METALS

Plate & Structural (P&S) Steel
 I-Beams, channels, angles and/or plates, steel gerters, and structural steel from demolition scrap. Clean/dry plate- not to be over 24” wide and 36-60” in length depending on a “3 foot” or “5 foot” specification.

Unprepared
Black pipe, longer unprepared pieces of HMS. Greater than 3’ in length.

Tin/Steel
Household appliances (“white” goods), hot water heaters, and misc. sheet steel.

Busheling
Unpainted, new production scrap smaller than 12” and nothing coated on, no rust or paint.

#1 Cast
Whole or particle cast iron auto or truck engines. Transmissions may not be attached. Can also be called auto rotors and drums with plastic bare engine blocks.

#2 Cast
Coil or old water piping, castings or plates from machinery. This also includes items like cast iron bathtubs, sinks, and old fireplace grates.

Car Bodies
A vehicle that has the radiator, battery, catalytic converter, motor, transmission, wheels and tires. A title or BOS for the vehicle is required.

If you have questions about our scrap metal prices or metals you’d like to recycle that are NOT on this list, See our FAQ page, contact us or call All Metals Recycling at 608-255-0960.

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