What We Buy at 3 Rivers Iron & Metal ◊ 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) is 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′. The 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 defects, and must have caps in place.
We do not accept: Christmas lights, tires, fluids, cylinders that contain any kind of gases, (propane, acetylene, etc.), or refrigerators and A/C units containing freon.