Brenner Recycling accepts many types of recyclable items, including copper, brass, iron, steel, aluminum, and cardboard. We also recycle electronic scrap such as computers, televisions and printers.

Here is a representative, though not complete, list of the materials we do and do not accept. If you have any questions regarding the scrap materials, please call or email us for more information.

Pennsylvania state law requires us to collect a valid, government-issued identification from our customers for all transactions.


Ferrous Metals:

All metals that would stick to a magnet. Examples include:

  • Light Iron
  • Appliances
  • Cast Iron
  • Heavy Scrap Iron
  • Motor Blocks
  • Automobiles – with or without motors
  • Structural Steel
  • Scrap machinery and construction equipment
  • 430 Stainless Steel


Non-Ferrous Metals:

Metals that do not have an attraction to magnets. Examples include:

  • Bare-Bright Copper Wire
  • #1 Copper
  • #2 Copper
  • Sheet Copper
  • Tin Coated Copper
  • Insulated Copper Wire
  • Copper-Electric Motors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper-Aluminum Radiators
  • Red Brass
  • Yellow Brass
  • Brass Auto Radiators
  • Rod Brass
  • Brass Turnings
  • Brass Shells
  • Heater Cores
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Sheet Aluminum
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Irony Aluminum
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Extrusions
  • Litho Sheets
  • Aluminum EC Wire
  • Window Frames and Storm Doors
  • Aluminum Radiators
  • Aluminum Insulated Wire
  • Transmissions
  • 18/8 Stainless Steel
  • Car,Truck, and Industrial Batteries
  • Lead
  • Wheel Weights
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Nickel
  • Monel
  • Inconel
  • Carbide
  • Zinc – Die Cast




All cardboard must be clean and free of trash and other debris.

  • Cardboard


Electronic Scrap:

We accept most products with a plug. However, we must charge a fee to recycle televisions and cathode-ray tube (CRT) computer monitors.

  • Computers
  • Computer Mice and Keyboards
  • Computer Printers
  • Televisions and Computer Monitors


Materials We DO NOT Accept:

  • Asbestos-containing scrap
  • Ballasts – Unless labeled “No PCB’s”
  • Sealed barrels, drums, and other containers
  • Compressed / Liquefied gas cylinders – unless segregated, depressurized, and rendered unusable
  • Explosive scrap
  • Kegs, Railroad Material, Manhole Covers, etc. - unless sold by a commercial entity that would have a reason to rightfully own the property being sold (PA State Law).
  • Paint cans – unless open, empty, and dry
  • Radioactive sources
  • Refrigerant-containing scrap
  • Scrap containing excessive trash or non-metallic recyclables
  • Scrap containing fluids – such as oil, water, antifreeze, solvents, etc.
  • Sealed tanks – Tanks must have a hole and be free of liquids and gases (odor free)
  • Transformers - Unless a dry type or certification that oil did not contain PCBs
  • Hazardous or Toxic Waste

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