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Welcome To Battle Creek Recycling Center

Located in Battle Creek, MI, The Battle Creek Recycling Center is a standout among the PADNOS scrap yard locations, offering top-notch scrap metal recycling services. Positioned conveniently near Columbia Ave and North Raymond Rd, this facility caters to both individuals and businesses looking to recycle various materials, including copper, aluminum, steel, vehicles, catalytic converters, and electronics. Not only does the center provide an opportunity to earn money through recycling, but it also allows customers to play a part in environmental sustainability.

The Battle Creek Center staff is renowned for their dedication to efficiency and convenience, ensuring customers have a seamless experience when recycling their materials. With expert guidance, customers are led through the recycling process with ease, and competitive rates are offered for the materials brought in. No matter what type of metal you need to recycle, the local recycling facilities at Battle Creek provide a sustainable solution for all recycling needs. By choosing to recycle at this center, individuals can declutter their space while positively impacting the environment.

What We PAY You For

What We PAY You For

As a reputable and experienced local scrap yard, Battle Creek takes immense pride in its role as a trusted recycling facility where individuals can bring their metal and e-scrap materials for environmentally responsible disposal. Our regional recycling services provide a convenient solution for those looking to declutter their homes while supporting sustainable recycling practices. Customers who opt for the Battle Creek Center can rest assured that their scrap metals and electronic waste will be managed safely and effectively, all while receiving fair compensation for their materials.

Whether you have old televisions, a worn-out car, or excess scrap metal, the knowledgeable staff at Battle Creek Recycling Center is committed to assisting you in properly disposing of your recyclable materials, guaranteeing a seamless and hassle-free experience. By selecting Battle Creek as your preferred local scrap yard, you not only stand to benefit financially but also actively contribute to fostering a cleaner and greener environment for future generations. With a focus on customer service and environmental consciousness, the Battle Creek Center is ideal for those seeking a reliable and sustainable solution for their recycling needs. Through our local recycling program, we take and pay for the following items:

  • Steel – items like appliances, bed frames, furnaces, tractors
  • Copper – items like wire, cable, tubing, radiators
  • Aluminum – items like lawn furniture, radiators,
  • Electronics – items like laptops, PCs, memory, RAM, chips
  • Stainless Steel
  • Car Batteries
  • Zinc
  • and more!

Coming to the Recycling Center

Coming to the Recycling Center

Before coming to the scrap yard with your materials, taking certain preparatory steps can enhance the efficiency of the process. One important step is to separate your metal items from other materials like plastic or paper. It’s essential to ensure the items you plan to bring to the yard consist of at least 50% metal and segregate them accordingly. Utilizing a magnet to differentiate between ferrous and non-ferrous items can be a beneficial technique that speeds up the unloading and weighing procedures, ultimately saving time and effort. Although not a requirement, this step can significantly expedite the overall process.

Additionally, it’s necessary to have identification with you when you come to the scrap yard. A valid ID is a requirement to accept any materials. When visiting the scrap yard, you will find the entrance conveniently located off North Raymond Road. When entering Battle Creek Recycling Center, you should adhere to the following procedures:

  • Drive onto the yellow scale and continue to the far end.
  • Stop at the intercom where our staff will capture your vehicle weight, ask about your material.
  • You’ll be directed where to drop your material.
  • Come back across the one-way scale for your empty weight.
  • Bring your ID into the office and we’ll complete your transaction and issue your payment.

Benefits of Metal Recycling

Benefits of Metal Recycling

Bringing scrap metal to Battle Creek Recycling Center offers many benefits. Individuals who partner with the scrap yard can earn money by recycling metals, making it a financially rewarding venture. By bringing in scrap materials, recyclers not only contribute to the preservation of natural resources but also receive fair compensation for their efforts.

Recycling scrap metal is also pivotal in reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Unlike materials such as plastic or paper, metals take significant time to decompose in landfills, leading to environmental pollution. By choosing to recycle metal items, individuals actively participate in minimizing the strain on landfills, consequently fostering a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.

Recycling scrap metal is also an energy-efficient process that aids in conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Compared to manufacturing new products from raw materials, recycling metal requires significantly less energy, decreasing the overall carbon footprint. This conservation of energy is critical for the sustainability of our planet, as it promotes a greener, more environmentally conscious future.

Certified Truck Scale
One way scales for seamless and efficient weighing process.
Small Scales
For lightweight materials like copper, aluminum and electronics, we have multiple certified scales for accurate weights.
Get Cash for Your Car
The process is quick and easy: we provide a quote, schedule a pick-up time and pay you on the spot!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of scrap can I recycle, and how much is it worth?
When you bring scrap metal items to the scrap yard, you will compensated based on the publicly traded price for the specific material being recycled. This compensation is influenced by market trends and demand, highlighting the fluctuating value of the metal at any given time. At Battle Creek, fairness is paramount as we strive to provide equitable payment for a diverse array of recyclable metals, including steel, iron, copper, wire, aluminum, auto-cast, cast iron, and cast aluminum. Our payment structure is meticulously crafted to mirror the current market value of these metals, guaranteeing customers a competitive rate. Beyond metal recycling, the Battle Creek Center also provides payment for electronic waste recycling. You can drop off electronic materials such as PC towers, laptops, smartphones, motherboards, memory, and various electronic components.
Do you accept household appliances?
Battle Creek Recycling Center offers a convenient and eco-friendly solution for disposing of old appliances. We accept a wide range of appliances, including large items such as washing machines, dryers, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, and freezers, as well as smaller ones like toasters, blenders, and coffee makers. We have a process for properly removing the refrigerant from refrigerators, freezers, AC units, and dehumidifiers. The recycling center staff will complete this service free of charge.
What documentation do I need to bring to scrap items?
When bringing scrap materials for recycling, you must present a current and valid government-issued picture ID. This requirement is crucial for upholding the security of the transaction and adhering to the regulatory standards that govern recycling practices. In addition to presenting a government-issued ID, individuals planning to recycle a vehicle at the scrap yard must also provide the vehicle's title.
Do I need an appointment?
For your convenience, no appointment is needed at Battle Creek Recycling Center! Just drive onto the scale, and we'll walk you through the process.