1220 Licking Pike
Newport, KY 41071


(859) 291-5509



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Mon -Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 8am to noon

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.

newport kentucky rmr site map

Ferrous Scrap (Sticks to a Magnet) Process

ferrous scrap metal recycling step one

Enter the facility off of Licking Pike for ferrous (iron,steel…) go to the left.

newport sell your scrap instructions step two

Pull onto the scales an attendant will check ID & give you your in weight.

selling scrap metal step three

Out of the scales you will take a hard right heading back under the bridge.

selling scrap metal step four

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

selling scrap metal process

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

selling scrap metal step 6

The ATM is in the front where you first came in. Go get paid!

Non-Ferrous Scrap Process

ferrous scrap metal recycling step one

Enter the facility off of Licking Pike, through the gate right toward the non-ferrous building.

selling scrap metal step 2

Pull right into the building unload, get your photo taken and get a pay ticket.

selling scrap metal step four

On the way out you will see this ATM to the right stop and get your cash!

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.