Scrap Metals

Have you got any scrap metal that you’re trying to get rid of?  If so, JK Salvage is the spot to go.  We’ll happily take your aluminum scrap and copper scrap to help recycle them into new creations and projects waiting for life.  You are paid by the weight of the metals that you bring to us and paid cash for their value.

By using a shredder to separate metals from non-metals, we’re able to offer up accurate sorting and pricing regardless of what you bring to us.  Within the York and Pennsylvania area, we are the only junkyard that will offer the service of an industrial shredder.  This allows us to give you efficient and effective pricing on the scrap that you bring us.

Copper, Aluminum, and Precious Metals

We offer a good price for both individuals and commercial customers who bring aluminum scrap or copper scrap to us.  We take a variety of materials, including:

  • Copper tubing
  • Brass
  • Brass pipes, fittings, & faucets
  • Nickel alloys
  • Bronze
  • Cast
  • Turnings & millings
  • Radiators
  • Heater cores
  • Extrusions
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Lead
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum rims
  • Aluminum siding
  • Aluminum wire (insulated & non-insulated)
  • Sheet aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • #1 copper (bright & shiny)
  • #2 copper
  • Light copper
  • Insulated copper wire #1 & #2
  • Copper wire

If you aren’t sure if your material in question fits into this category, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to let you know.

Steel Scrap

We also take steel scrap and focus on recycling it as much as possible.  We take pride in our role was Pennsylvania salvage experts and keep our accepted materials as wide open as possible.  Accepted materials within this category include:

  • Automobiles & trucks
  • Light iron (1/8” thick or less)
  • Mixed iron
  • Heavy iron
  • Cast iron
  • #1 prepared hms (1/4” or thicker & 2ʼx5ʼ or less)
  • #1 unprepared hms (1/4” or thicker & 5ʼ to 18ʼ)
  • Motors
  • P&S (plate & structural steel)
  • Steel rims
  • Turnings & millings
  • Busheling
  • Industrial production waste
  • Railroad materials (only with proper documentation)
  • White goods (stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators & freezers (with freon removed))

If you need more clarification or what to ensure that your material in question fits within this category, don’t hesitate to reach out and check with us on it.

How it Works

So, all of that information is well and good, but it’s not all that productive unless you know how the recycling process works, right?  Let’s take a look at two example situations so that you can see for yourself just as simple, streamlined, and customer-centered the entire process is.

When bringing general scrap to J&K Salvage you will need a current driver’s license.
• All Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials must be separated according to material type, by the customer, before crossing scales.
• When bringing a vehicle in for scrap, you MUST have the title to the vehicle and a CURRENT driver’s license or state-issued ID.
• Call or e-mail us today for current pricing

Earn Extra Cash

Bring your scrap metals and materials to J&K Salvage, we’ve got the best prices and will pay cash fast. We look forward to working with you! Get Directions

Public Scrap and Salvage

We all pick up scrap metals and appliances at some point in our life, and eventually we have enough to fill your standard pickup truck.  If this is the case, you could be dealing with old aluminum parts and pieces, or perhaps some copper scrap metal.  It doesn’t really matter where they come from.  In this situation, you would come and have your truck weighed and then be paid by weight for the precious metal scrap weight that is in your truck.  Often, more detail is taken on the type and amount of precious metals.  The price is adjusted accordingly.

If you have your truck loaded up with items on the list above, such as old motors or even washing machines and fridges, you are also paid for the weight of them in your truck.  Due to their relatively low value, they don’t require the same detailing in paperwork, and the price is more general.  The more old washing machines and fridges you have, the better.  Just make sure the accepted material is included on the list, as we don’t accept everything.

Commercial Scrap and Salvage

If you are a commercial client or have a business and have a lot of scrap metal. We can offer a dumpster that can be taken to site for you to fill up with those scrap pieces that are part of the industrial process.  We will then pick up the waste when it is full and, after determining the weight of the scrap and its value, give you the cash for its worth.  Nice to know that you can literally make money out of your dumpster use.

Regardless of which situation you are in, the use of the shredder is what allows us to offer up the high prices that we do for scrap metals — precious and otherwise.  Since we are able to rely on the effective and efficient services of the shredder, the results for what is delivered to us are fast and easily organized to help us determine what is the best price for what you’ve brought in.  We are the only scrapyard in the general area that has access to this powerful shredder.  That allows us to offer you the absolute best price for the metals that you bring.

Gone are the days where you were paid mere pennies for the metals and scrap materials that you brought in. Now, you can actually earn some value for the products that you bring us, and we focus on keeping our services open to the personal customer, who comes to us with a pickup truck loaded up, and ac commercial customer, who requires dumpster transportation.  Everyone is welcome to use our metal scrap services, and the results will be well worth the time and effort that it may take.  Dumpster diving just got a whole lot better!  Well, kinda…

Leverage your Waste Stream

If you’re a company with a dumpster, we want to talk to you. 80% of customers who contact us are not taking advantage of the precious materials in their waste stream. Get reliable scrap and waste pickup and competitive services. Contact Us

When bringing general scrap to J&K Salvage you will need a current driver’s license.
All Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials must be separated according to material type, by a customer, before crossing scales.
When bringing a vehicle in for scrap, you MUST have the title to the vehicle and a CURRENT driver’s license or state-issued ID.
Call or e-mail us today for current pricing
Payment methods include cash and MasterCard or Visa (during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 – noon on Saturday).

Materials We Do Not Accept
  • Excess tires (not on rims or brought in by themselves)
  • Catalytic converters (removed from cars)
  • Railroad materials (without proper documentation)
  • Propane tanks & cylinders (unless valves are removed)
  • Beer kegs
  • Cardboard
  • Building materials
  • Concrete
  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Computers
  • TVs
  • Monitors
  • Campers
  • Mobile homes
  • Fiberglass boats

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