Recyclable Materials

A list of what we do and do not accept

Materials We DO NOT Accept:

(For Your Safety and Ours)

Examples include:

  • Non-Metallics: Plastic, Concrete, Wood, Glass, Dirt, and Solid Waste

  • Flammable, Hazardous, Bio-Hazardous, Infectious, and Toxic Materials: Antifreeze, Asbestos, Fuel, Oil, PCBs, Paint, Pesticides, and Solvents

  • Compressed Gas Cylinders and Sealed Containers: Propane Tanks, Oxygen Tanks, Chlorine Tanks, Sealed Barrels, Drums, and Tanks

  • Lithium-Ion Batteries:  Batteries from Electric Vehicles, Portable Power Tools, E-bikes and Scooters, and other similar rechargeable products
  • Radioactive Materials and Sources: Uranium, Thorium, Potassium

  • Refrigerant-Containing Scrap: Freon and other refrigerants must be removed prior to arriving at our facility

  • Unauthorized and Restricted Scrap: In accordance with Pennsylvania state law, we cannot purchase kegs, railroad material, and grave markers, unless they are sold by a business or entity that would a reason to rightfully own the property being sold.  Additionally, we can only purchase detached catalytic converters from registered businesses.

  • Firearms and Explosive Scrap: Guns, Unspent Ammunition, and Ordinances


    Items We Accept

    Brenner Recycling accepts a wide range of recyclable items.  The following lists are representative, though not exhaustive, of the recyclable materials we accept.  If you have any questions, about specific scrap materials, please don’t hesitate to call or email us for more information.

    Please note: Pennsylvania state law mandates that we record a valid, government-issued photo identification from our customers for all transactions. Additionally, all vehicle transactions require a title and the presence of all persons listed.

    Ferrous Metals:

    (Metals that contain iron and stick to a magnet)

     Examples Include:

    • Light Iron and Sheet Metal
    • Appliances
    • Cast Iron
    • Heavy Scrap Iron
    • Motor Blocks
    • Vehicles – with or without motors
    • Rebar
    • Wrought Iron
    • Structural Steel
    • Scrap machinery and construction equipment

    Nonferrous Metals:

    (Metals that do not stick to a magnet)

     Examples include:

    • Copper
    • Aluminum
    • Brass
    • Lead
    • Auto, Truck, and Industrial Batteries (Lead-Acid Only)
    • Stainless Steel
    • Nickel
    • Carbide
    • Zinc and Die Cast

    Cardboard and Electronics:

    Fees may be charged based on market conditions to accept these items.

    Examples include:

    • Cardboard – Must be clean and free of trash and other debris.
    • Computers
    • Computer Mice and Keyboards
    • Computer Printers
    • Televisions and Computer Monitors