Scrap Metal

Burbank Recycle Center Drop-Off

The Burbank Recycle Center will accept scrap metal for recycling, including: clean aluminum foil, aluminum trays & pie tins, aluminum venetian blinds, hinges, metal sheets, aluminum doors, metal chairs, film cans, etc. 

The Burbank Recycle Center does not accept plastic or wood attached to the metal.

The Burbank Recycle Center does not pay for scrap metal.

Scrap Metal Recyclers that may pay:
SA Recycling (Sun Valley)

Westside Metals (Glendale)

TM Recyclers (Sun Valley)

More area metal recycling options.

Take It to a Scrapyard

You can take scrap metal to the landfill or a scrapyard. Scrapyards pay for new and old metal, which they can recycle into new material.


Separate Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Separate ferrous from non-ferrous metals before visiting a scrap yard. Ferrous metals include steel and iron, while non-ferrous metals are practically iron-free, such as brass, copper and aluminum. A good rule of thumb is that if a magnet sticks to metal, it’s ferrous, and if not, it’s non-ferrous.

Find Out What They Take

Try using the iScrap App to find local scrapyards and which metals and materials they accept. Items that are commonly accepted include metal tubing, wiring and assorted auto parts.

Did You Know?

How Much Scrap Metal the U.S. Recycles

On average, more than 250 billion pounds of scrap metal is recycled annually in the U.S. That’s the same weight as 70 million cars. With more recycled scrap metal in the market, less resources need to be mined because recycled metal can be used instead.

Guide to Recycling Scrap Metal

Want to recycle scrap metal but aren’t sure how to get started? Check out this complete guide for beginners.