1900 East Poe
Roswell, New Mexico
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gates close at 3:30 PM
(575) 746-2412

CONDITIONAL SCRAP ACCEPTANCE


The following materials may be accepted for recycling by meeting very strict acceptance criteria:

Above Ground and Underground Storage Tanks

Must be drained with a 12" hole, have no liquids or sludge, and no combustible vapors.

Aerosol Cans

Must be empty (no pressure and no liquids).

Acetylene Containers

Only purchased from a licensed distributor, i.e. a welding supply house or cylinder manufacturer and must supply a manifest listing the serial number of each bottle being scrapped. The container must have the valve removed and be cut in half. (We do not recommend individuals cutting the cylinders in half. If done incorrectly, it could result in serious injury or death.)

Appliances

Must have fluid filled capacitors removed. Must have certification that CFCs have been properly removed.

Automobiles (Title required)

Must have certification that CFCs have been properly removed. Must have lead acid battery and mercury switches removed.

Must have accessible wheel weights removed. Must have fuel tank removed or drained with a 8" x 8" hole visible. Must have antifreeze, oil, and transmission fluid removed.

Barrels, drums, pails and buckets

Must be triple rinsed, dried and lid removed.

Bullet Lead, Lead Plate, Lead Acid Batteries

Only accepted at the non-ferrous department scale.

Closed Top Drums

Must be triple rinsed, dried and lid removed.

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Only purchased from a licensed distributor, i.e. a welding supply house or cylinder manufacturer and must supply a manifest listing the serial number of each bottle being scrapped. The container must have the valve removed and be cut in half. (We do not recommend individuals cutting the cylinders in half. If done incorrectly, it could result in serious injury or death.)

Gas Tanks

Must have visible 8" x 8" hole and be dry.

Pressure Containers (Aerosol Cans, Natural Gas Containers, LP Gas Containers)

Must be devalved and hole cut into the container.

Tanks

Larger than 100 gallon must have 3 foot hole.

Transformers

Must be drained and have a letter verifying no PCBs are present.

Turnings, Borings, Motor Blocks, and Oily Scrap

Only accepted when unloaded directly into the designated area.


Roswell Recycling Center, does not buy stolen materials. New Mexico and Federal laws require identification be verified for sale of scrap metals - please present a valid government ID to the buyer prior to unloading material. A copy of your ID will be made at time of payment.