4265 Moody Rd
Paducah, KY 42001


(270) 442-5122




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Mon – Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

Sat:  7:00am to 11:00am

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.

paducah kentucky rmr site map

Ferrous Scrap (Sticks to a Magnet) Process

Entrance to the ferrous truck scale turning off of Moody Road.

A customer coming off of the truck scale getting ready to pass through our Rad-Com.

The peddler pad, to the left where the inspector will greet the customer.

A customer leaving the peddler pad heading north to the exit gate.

Exiting the facility through the main gate.

Turning right onto Moody Road & heading to weigh out on the 1 truck scale at this location.

The ticket dispenser where the customer gets a purchase ticket and ATM payout ticket.

The entrance of the ATM located on the north end of the facility.

Non-Ferrous Scrap Process

The entrance into the non-ferrous building off of Moody Road.

On the right, present your picture ID to the kiosk operator.

Take your purchase ticket to the cashier.

Take your cash disbursement ticket to the ATM located at the north end of the facility. 

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.