2045 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206


(502) 585-5331


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Mon – Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

We Buy Non-Ferrous, Ferrous, and E-Scrap

We accept non-ferrous scrap (aluminum, copper, brass), ferrous scrap (iron, steel, autos… metal that sticks to a magnet), and electronic scrap (circuit boards, laptops, hard drives).

Prohibited Materials

How Do I Sell My Scrap?

First time selling your scrap metal to River Metals Recycling? Don’t worry, it’s easy, just review the site map and instructions below.

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Ferrous Scrap (Sticks to a Magnet) Process

recycling process

Enter the facility off of River Rd. for ferrous (iron,steel…) go to the right.

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Pull up to the scales and wait for the green light.

step three

Give the attendant your ID. They will weigh your vehicle and give you a ticket.

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You will be directed to a drop-off. Where you can unload your scrap.

step five

Pull up to the outbound scales and get your empty weight.

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You will see the ATM straight in front of you. Go get paid!

Non-Ferrous Scrap Process

nonferrous recycling step one

Enter the facility off of River Rd. and go to the left toward the main building.

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Plenty of carts are available for your use to bring your items to the scales.

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Place items on the scale and the attendant will direct you where to get paid.

Before you load your material…


Review our list of items we accept and items that must meet special conditions.

Find the location nearest you to review the yard layout and get instructions.

Once you get to the scrap yard…


A greeter will direct you (in most locations) to the ferrous or nonferrous area of the scrap yard based on what you’ve brought in that day.

Drive onto our scale with your scrap and present a valid photo ID, receive your weigh in ticket.

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Proceed to the unloading area and remove the scrap metal from your vehicle. To keep our prices competitive, we may not have staff available to assist with unloading.

Go to the weigh out area, and we’ll give you a ticket based on the scrap’s weight and current scrap prices.

Take your ticket to the ATM, follow the instructions on the kiosk to get cash for your scrap!

Please Observe These Safety Guidelines

We create an environment to help eliminate industrial and environmental hazards. Our safety program is successful thanks to a company-wide commitment and strong safety culture. Thank you for making our yards safer!

  • Watch out for heavy equipment.
  • Make eye contact with the operator before moving around mobile equipment.
  • Follow directions of traffic directors and inspectors.
  • Only enter the unloading areas when instructed.
  • Exit vehicle and stay in the designated area if your vehicle is unloaded with mobile equipment.
  • Do not climb on or take material from scrap piles.
  • Observe “No Smoking” and “Do Not Enter” signs in the yard.
  • Watch out for pedestrians while driving (especially when backing up).
  • Check for moving railcars at crossings and proceed cautiously over tracks.
  • Report any injuries to the office promptly.
  • Dress appropriately – wear sturdy shoes and use gloves to handle scrap.