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A & P Recycling Co FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. We close for all major holidays.

What types of materials do you accept?

Aluminum – all grades
Automobiles (see South Carolina laws)
Small propane tanks – valves MUST BE removed and tank cut in half
Brass
Compressors
Engines
Iron
Small propane tanks – valves MUST BE removed and tank cut in half
Steel
Wheels (aluminum and steel)
Engines
Iron
Small propane tanks – valves MUST BE removed and tank cut in half
Steel
Wheels (aluminimum and steel)
Aluminum cans
Ballasts – non-PCB
Catalytic converters
Copper
Heater cores
Heater cores
Lead
Stainless steel
Steel cans
And other metals – call or email
Appliances – Remove compressor or certify that all CFCs have been removed
Batteries – lead acid
Chain link fencing – call or email for specifications
Electric motors
Insulated electrical wiring
Radiators
Starters and alternators
Transmissions

Items we DO NOT accept:

Any hazardous metal
Concrete or porcelain
Tires
Radioactive materials
Televisions and computer monitors
Cemetery markers and vases (call for exemptions)
Flammable materials
Manholes/grates/fire hydrants (government contractors exempt)
Railroad iron
Trash (glass, paper, plastic)
Closed containers used for storing chemicals
Kegs
Paint cans
Shopping carts (call for exemptions)

What are necessary steps for preparing metals for recycling?

  1. Remove compressors from all appliances (we will buy compressors) or certify all the CFCs have been removed.
  2. Oxygen tanks – remove valve, cut in half.
  3. Drums/containers must be completely cleaned, with no evidence of residue.
  4. Call for additional information – 803-775-8383

Do you have a price list?

  • We do not provide price lists due to price changes, which are based on market conditions.
  • Please call 803-775-8383 for current pricing.

What do I need to sell scrap metal?

  • In order to sell steel or aluminum cans, you must provide a photo ID with address.
  • South Carolina has specific laws mandating the sale of nonferrous metals (See South Carolina Metals Law

Do you buy automobiles?

  • Yes.
  1. We require that the gas tank be removed, or you may cut three large openings evenly spaced in the tank to assure no fluids remain.
  2. Remove battery (we will buy the battery separately provided you have a nonferrous metal permit).
  3. See South Carolina metals recycling laws for necessary documentation to sell a vehicle.

Do you buy gas tanks?

  • Yes, we will buy the tank associated with the vehicle you are recycling.
  1. Must be cut in half lengthwise.