Prohibited Items

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In order to comply with existing federal, state, local safety, environmental laws, regulations on the United States and Canada, the following items will not be accepted by Earth Waste & Metal.

A generating party will be held responsible for any prohibited items placed in Earth Waste & Metal containers or delivered to any of our scrap metal locations. These items are prohibited and should not be placed in our scrap metal containers.

  • Batteries or pieces of batteries (including battery terminal connectors)
  • Gas tanks, propane bottles, air bag canisters, or gas cylinders
  • Tires
  • Any cans or other containers containing oil, brake fluid, anti-freeze, lead additives or other fluids
  • Garbage, rags, paper and other debris
  • Fluorescent light ballasts, capacitors, wet or dry transformers, or any other materials which may contain PCB’s
  • Refrigerants, including but not limited to Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). (Refrigerants must be properly recovered, not vented.)
  • Any radioactive material or radioactive containment material
  • Any used and/or unpurged drums/tanks
  • Cable
  • Mercury