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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open to the public?

Do you accept any type of material?

Will I receive cash for my material?

What do I need in order to scrap material?

Is there a fee for dropping off my material?

Is there a minimum amount of scrap metal that I need to have?

My material is too heavy, can you help me unload it?

What do I need to scrap my car?

Can I recycle my air conditioner copper coils?

Do you accept tires?

Do you accept TV’s?

Do you have equipment available for large projects?

 

Are you open to the public?

Yes.

Do you accept any type of material?

We buy all types of ferrous and nonferrous metals, cars and electronics. We also accept cardboard at no charge.  Please refer to our list of accepted or unaccepted materials for a more detailed list. See Buy, Don't Buy

Will I receive cash for my material?

In accordance with Georgia law, cash payments can only be made for aluminum cans. All other ferrous and nonferrous materials must be paid by check.

What do I need in order to scrap material?

All you need is a valid ID such as a U.S. state issued driver’s license or ID card, a military ID, or a work permit from the federal government.

Is there a fee for dropping off my material?

No. We pay you for your material! The only item that we recycle but do not pay for is cardboard.

Is there a minimum amount of scrap metal that I need to have?

No. There is no minimum as to the amount of material that you need to recycle.

My material is too heavy, can you help me unload it?

United will gladly provide assistance unloading materials at the request of the customer or vendor.  Assisted or unassisted unloading of materials will be done at the risk of the customer or vendor.  United is not responsible for any damages caused to vehicles while unloading materials.

What do I need to scrap my car?

 The state of Georgia requires vehicles and trailers 12 model years or older to be accompanied with a Bill of Sale and a completed MV-1SP form (Also known as Cancellation of Certificate of Title for Scrap/Derelict Vehicles). We will complete these forms for you once the vehicle is brought in. Vehicles and trailers 11 model years or newer must have a title or court ordered document as well as a completed MV-1SP form.

Can I recycle my air conditioner copper coils?

In accordance with Georgia law, air conditioning unit coils may only be purchased from licensed contractors who provide a valid contractor’s license or certain sellers who have verifiable documentation, such as a receipt or work order, indicating that the coils are the result of the replacement by a licensed contractor of the condenser coils or of a heating or ac system.

Do you accept tires?

No we do not accept tires unless they are mounted on a vehicle.

Do you take TV’s?

No. Please refer to our list of accepted or unaccepted materials for a more detailed list. See Buy, Don't Buy

Do you have equipment available for large projects?

Absolutely. We are ready to cover all of your needs to facilitate your job and gain the most value from your metals. Please contact us for more information.

 

Fun Fact!  Refining copper is very toxic. During the process, the waste that is emitted to the air can be harmful. Recycling, on the other hand is a relatively safe process and uses up only 15% of the energy that is necessary to refine copper.