What We Buy at 3 Rivers Iron & Metal in Fairmont, WV
Specifications for different grades of scrap metals
Prepared #1 HMS – Any metals smaller than 2′ x 3′ in size.
NO non-ferrous attachments, such as lead, aluminum, brass or copper.
NO sealed containers, such as car shocks, torque converters, belt rollers and tanks. Any sealed container which has two holes burned into the item, at least the size of a fifty cent coin are acceptable.
NO excess grease, oil or other contaminants.
Prepared Plate & Structural (P&S) – I-beam, channel, angle, plate, pipe, minimum 1/4″ thickness, no larger than 2′ x 3′. Pipe cannot be larger than 8″ diameter.
No non-ferrous attachments.
We do not split weigh prepared grades. All material in a prepared load must be fully prepared. Unprepared loads will be paid at the rate of the lowest grade in the load.
Batteries must be whole, free from defect and must have caps in place.
We do not accept christmas lights, tires, fluids, cylinders which contain any kind of gases, (propane, acetylene, etc.), or refrigerators / ac units containing freon.