HOW TO WEIGH IN
Follow the signs on Industry Drive that will lead you to the truck scale. Pull up onto the scale (its 50 feet long) and you will be greeted by one of our scale attendants.
They will ask your name and look at your load to see how to grade your material. If you have iron or steel products (which is referred to as ‘ferrous’) you will be directed to drive to the very back of the building and pull into the first open bay door. An employee will direct you to pull up and the unloading process begins. It’s that easy!!!
After unloading, you will continue your journey through the building and back to the truck scale to get re-weighed. After being signaled that your weight is captured, pull off, park and come the cashier window to get paid. All ferrous materials are paid for by the ton (2,000 lbs.).
We have three basic grades of ferrous material:
- Baling – lightweight metal like appliances, fencing, siding, lawn mowers, etc.
- Unprepared – heavy steel products over four feet in length.
- Prepared – heavy steel products that are packaged 4’ x 2’ x 2’ or under.
If you have non-ferrous materials (copper, aluminum, brass, stainless), you may pull directly into our indoor non-ferrous purchasing area. It’s the first open bay door around the corner from the truck scale. An employee will help unload and then weigh your material on the smaller non-ferrous scale. Drive on through, take a left, exit the building, park and check in with the cashier. All non-ferrous materials are paid for by the pound and by check as required by law (ask an attendant for details or call).
For first time customers our employees will be happy to show you how to separate and grade your material for your next visit. We’ll even give you a magnet when you cash out. Remember… magnets will not stick to non-ferrous materials!
- If you are going to recycle different commodities you don’t have to make multiple trips! For example: load your heavy metal first and then baling material on top. You will be asked to weigh back after each commodity is unloaded. Keep your non-ferrous in buckets or bins, if possible.
- Remember, you are required to have an OSP Metal Transportation Certificate when you haul scrap. When filled out, it will show the origin and owner of the material, in case you are stopped by police and questioned. Metal theft has become rampant in the last few years and scrap hauling is being examined more carefully.
Here is a link to the OSP website: oregon.gov/osp/. On the lower right hand side you will find the Metal Transportation Certificate tab.
WHAT WE DO NOT RECYCLE:
- Aerosol cans
- Asbestos or material containing asbestos
- Electronic scrap
- Exceptionally oily or greasy scrap
- Explosive military scrap
- Gases or oil of any kind
- Hazardous material
- Household garbage(including clothing, wood, plastic, dirt, cardboard, insulation, glass, brick, etc.)
- Liquids of any kind
- Material containing PCBs
- Mercury switches or material containing mercury
- Precious metals
- Radioactive material
- Sealed containers or cylinders that are not clean
- Tanks or drums that are not clean or do not have an opening
- Un- deployed air bags
- Un-drained vehicle transmissions or motor blocks