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Welcome To Whitmore Lake Recycling Center

The Whitmore Recycling Center, part of the renowned PADNOS scrap yard locations, is a premier scrap metal recycling facility in the Whitmore Lake, MI, area. Situated conveniently near M-14 W and N Territorial Rd, the center provides a comprehensive range of services for individuals and businesses seeking to recycle scrap metal. Customers can bring in various materials such as copper, aluminum, steel, vehicles, catalytic converters, and electronics, enabling them to not only earn money but also contribute to environmental sustainability.

Known for our commitment to efficiency and convenience, our Whitmore team offers a top-tier recycling experience. The expert staff ensures a smooth and hassle-free process for customers, guiding them through the recycling journey and providing competitive rates for materials. Whether you’re an experienced scrap metal recycler or new to the practice, our local recycling facilities offer a sustainable solution for all your recycling needs. We allow you to declutter your space while making a positive impact on the environment.

What we PAY you for

What we PAY you for

As a trusted and experienced local scrap yard, Whitmore takes great pride in providing regional recycling services that help individuals bring their metal and e-scrap materials for environmentally responsible disposal. Our center offers a convenient solution for those seeking to declutter their homes while contributing to sustainable recycling practices. By choosing Whitmore, customers can be confident that their scrap metals and electronic waste will be handled safely and efficiently while receiving fair compensation for their materials.

With a strong dedication to customer satisfaction and sustainability, Whitmore Lake Recycling Center strives to simplify the recycling process by offering competitive payment for a variety of metal and e-scrap items. Whether you have old televisions, a rusted-out car, or excess scrap metal, our knowledgeable team is committed to assisting you in properly disposing of your recyclable materials, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

By choosing Whitmore Recycling Center as your go-to local scrap yard, you not only benefit financially but also play an active role in promoting a cleaner and greener environment for future generations. 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!

Entering the Recycling Center

Entering the Recycling Center

Before heading to a metal scrap yard with your materials, you can take some preparatory steps to make the process more efficient. First, segregate your metal items from other materials such as plastic or paper. To meet the yard’s requirement, ensure the items consist of at least 50% metal and set them aside accordingly. Using a magnet to distinguish between ferrous and non-ferrous items is a useful technique that can streamline the unloading and weighing procedures at the yard, ultimately saving time and energy. Although this step is not mandatory, it can be immensely helpful in expediting the overall process.

It’s also necessary to have your identification readily available before arriving at the scrap yard. A valid ID is a prerequisite for the yard to accept any materials, so having it on hand is crucial for a seamless transaction. When visiting the scrap yard, the entrance is conveniently situated on Whitmore Lake Rd. When entering Whitmore Lake 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

Partnering with Whitmore Lake Recycling Center for scrap metal recycling offers a multitude of benefits. The primary advantage of collaborating with our scrap yard is the opportunity to earn money by recycling metals. By bringing in your scrap materials, you not only contribute to the preservation of natural resources but also receive fair compensation for your materials.

Moreover, recycling scrap metal is essential for reducing the amount of waste in landfills. Unlike materials like plastic or paper, metals take a significant amount of time to decompose in landfills, leading to environmental pollution. By choosing to recycle your metal items, you actively participate in minimizing the strain on landfills and supporting a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.

Additionally, recycling scrap metal is an energy-efficient process that helps in conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Compared to manufacturing new products from raw materials, recycling metal requires significantly less energy, thereby decreasing the carbon footprint. This conservation of energy contributes to the overall sustainability of our planet and fosters a greener, more environmentally conscious future. By partnering with Whitmore and engaging in scrap metal recycling, can earn extra income while playing a vital role in preserving natural resources and promoting a more sustainable world.

Certified Truck Scale
One way scales for a convenient and efficient solution for scrap metal recycling.
Small Scales
For lightweight materials like copper, aluminum and electronics, we have multiple certified scales for accurate weights.
Get Cash for Your Car
We purchase cars in any condition. The process is quick and easy: we provide a quote, schedule a pick-up time and pay you on the spot!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a recycling center work?
The average waste management service typically only collects paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans, milk cartons, plastic containers, and glass bottles in its recycling bins. They don't often take larger items such as kitchen appliances, refrigerators, scrap metals, furniture, or construction building materials. Recycling centers take a majority of these items that aren't accepted in household recycling bins. Then, the recycling station will process the materials for reuse. They're often turned into raw materials and sent to different businesses to create new products.
What kind of scrap can I recycle, and how much is it worth?
When you bring your scrap metal items to the scrap yard, you'll be compensated based on the publicly traded price for the specific material being recycled. This means the value of the metal being recycled is influenced by market trends and demand at any given time. At our scrap yard, we strive to provide fair payment for recycling a wide range of metals, including steel, iron, copper, wire, aluminum, auto-cast, cast iron, cast aluminum, and more. The Whitmore Lake Recycling Center's payment structure is designed to reflect the current market value of these metals, ensuring that customers receive a competitive rate for their recycling efforts. In addition to metal recycling, we offer payment for recycling electronics such as PC towers, laptops, smartphones, motherboards, memory, and other electronic components. As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the recycling of electronic waste is becoming increasingly important to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability.
Do you accept household appliances?
Whitmore Recycling Center offers payment for old appliances. The facility accepts a wide range of appliances, from large ones like washing machines, dryers, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, and freezers to 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.
Where can I scrap an old vehicle?
You can scrap old vehicles or vehicles totaled in an accident at our location. All you need is a valid title in your name or signed over to you as the purchaser. We can arrange for towing service from this location.
What documentation do I need to bring to scrap items?
When bringing scrap materials for recycling, you need to provide a current and valid government-issued picture ID. This requirement ensures the security of the transaction and complies with regulatory standards governing recycling practices. By verifying identities through a valid ID, the recycling facility can maintain accountability and track the origins of the materials being processed. 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 when coming to Whitmore Lake Recycling Center! Just drive onto the scale, and we'll walk you through the process.
Where can I recycle electronics?
You can scrap consumer electronics at PADNOS Whitmore Lake and get paid per pound. We recycle all types of circuit boards, computers, smartphones, cables, wires, hard drives with circuit boards, and other electronic waste. We also accept equipment such as printers, keyboards, tablets, speakers, power tools, vacuum cleaners, and gaming systems (at no value). For more information on our regional recycling services in the state of Michigan, feel free to reach out to our team.