Accepted Materials

We Buy All Metals & CRV Beverages

From beverage containers to old appliances, we buy it all, and we’re dedicated to keeping our Earth clean.

CRV BEVERAGES

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 WHAT'S CRV? 

California Refund Value (CRV) is a fee paid by consumers when they purchase beverages from a retailer. Consumers collect their California Refund Value (CRV) when they redeem the containers at a certified recycling center such as McCoy Recycling. 

 WHAT'S ELIGIBLE? 

State law requires recycling centers to pay CRV for loads that contain ONLY eligible CRV containers. Non-CRV material must be removed from the load, or we may reject the load or pay only scrap value for the material. 

Containers that are not properly labeled with "CA CRV", "CA Cash Refund", or "CA Redemption Value", are non-eligible.

 ELIGIBLE 

Water, Fruit drinks, and soft drinks

Coffee, Tea, and Energy drinks

Beer and Malt Beverages 

Wine Coolers

100% Fruit Juice less than 46 oz. 

Vegetable Juice 16 oz. or less

 NON-ELIGIBLE 

Milk

Wine

Spirits

Food & Non-Beverage

100% Fruit Juice 46 oz. or more

Vegetable Juice more than 16 oz.

CalRecycle requires all recycling centers to collect a

PRINTED NAME AND SIGNATURE REQUIRED FOR ALL CRV TRANSACTIONS

CA State ID required for CRV transactions of $100 or more in CRV value

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NON-FERROUS METALS

NON MAGNETIC AND CONTAINS NO IRON
2 LB MINIMUM 

Non-Ferrous metals have been used for thousands of years for their high resistance to rust and corrosion, and are known for their malleability. Non-ferrous metals include Copper, Aluminum, Brass, and Stainless Steel, as well as precious metals like Gold and Silver. These metals are usually non-magnetic, making them ideal for electronics and wiring applications.

 COPPER 

Red-orange, soft, malleable, ductile and has very high electrical and thermal conductivity. Commonly used in electrical and plumbing. Most valuable of the common non-ferrous metals.

CATEGORIES

Bright and Shiny Wire

#1 Copper

#2 Copper

Insulated Copper Wire 

Contaminated Copper

 BRASS 

Alloy of copper and zinc. Goldish-yellow, goldish-red or goldish-silver in color depending on the alloy. Malleable, ductile, and corrosion resistant. Commonly used in musical instruments, plumbing, locks, and ammunition. 

CATEGORIES

Red Brass

Yellow Brass 

Low Grade Faucets

Brass Shells

Contaminated Brass

 ALUMINUM 

Silvery-white in color, lightweight, soft, and low strength. Easily cast, forged, machined, and extruded. Commonly used in transportation, construction, electrical, and consumer goods. 

CATEGORIES

Aluminum Sheet

Aluminum Cast

Aluminum Clip/Plate

Aluminum Extruded

Painted Aluminum

Contaminated Aluminum

 OTHERS 

ZINC

Bluish-silver in color, commonly used to galvanize iron or steel and in making brasses and alloys for diecasting. 

LEAD

Bluish-gray in color, very soft, heavyweight, highly malleable, ductile, and corrosion-resistant. Commonly used in batteries, weights, and bullets.

MISCELLANEOUS

Radiators, Electric Motors, AC Units, Compressors, Ballasts, Transormers, Catalytic Converters, and Lead Batteries

UNCOMMON METALS 

Titanium, Tungsten, Nickel, Inconel, Invar, and Colbalt

STATE ISSUED ID REQUIRED FOR ALL METAL TRANSACTIONS

Mandatory 3 day hold on tickets of $20 or more in non-ferrous value for non-commercial customers.

 
 

FERROUS METALS

MAGNETIC AND MADE OF MOSTLY IRON
2 LB MINIMUM 

Ferrous metals are known for their strength and durability. Steel and iron are some of the most recycled metal commodities in the world with more than 90 million tons recycled per year. Common Ferrous metals include wrought iron, cast iron, alloy steel, and carbon steel. 

 HMS - HEAVY MELTING STEEL 

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

  • The specification for #1 HMS is for pieces that are cut to under 4’ by 2’ and are more than ¼” thick.

  • Must not contain any contaminants.

  • Brake rotors and drums

  • Exercise weights

  • Iron pots and pans

  • Wrenches and sockets 

  • Nuts and blots 

  • Auto parts

 UNPREPARED STEEL 

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

  • Iron or steel larger than 4 feet and smaller than 18 feet.

  • Must not contain any contaminants. 

  • May contain small amounts of non-ferrous attachments.

  • Wrought iron and chain link fence

  • Storage cabinets and lockers 

  • Warehouse racking 

  • Garage doors

  • Machinery

  • Long pipe or beams

 TIN - LIGHT IRON - APPLIANCES 

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

  • Light gauge iron and steel less than 1/8 inch in thickness.

  • Iron and steel that contains contaminants such as wood, rubber, fabric, and plastic. 

  • Household appliances 

  • Refrigerator, washer, microwave, etc.

  • Water heaters

  • Tin food cans 

  • Bicycles 

  • Brake Pads 

  • Exercise equipment 

 STAINLESS STEEL 

300 SERIES STAINLESS - NON MAGNETIC 

  • Contains Chromium, Nickel, Molybdenum, and Iron

  • Commonly used in automotive, aerospace, and construction industries 

  • 316 is used in high heat and petrochemical applications. 

400 SERIES STAINLESS

  • Magnetic - contains Chromium and Manganese with high amounts of Carbon

  • Commonly used in kitchenware, appliances and industrial equipment

300, 316 AND 400 ARE THE MOST COMMON

    We purchase other types and grades of stainless steel as well.

STATE ISSUED ID REQUIRED FOR ALL METAL TRANSACTIONS

Mandatory 3 day hold on tickets of $20 or more in non-ferrous value

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