General Public & Tradesmen

Whether you have some old pipe from a plumbing job, you are rewiring a house or you’re simply cleaning out your garage, we can help you turn your scrap metal into dollars. For nearly 100 years, our region’s plumbers, electricians, homeowners and more have been coming to see us because they want to be treated fairly and honestly, and they want to get paid top dollar! Contact us today for a price quote on your material or submit an online price quote request form.

When you recycle with us, you will feel good about the money in your pocket, but you will feel great about your contribution to the environment.

When you’ve realized Pac Iron is where you want to be, swing by our easy-to-access facility near the stadiums just south of downtown Seattle and our friendly staff will be happy to help you unload your material and get you paid immediately.

Tradesmen scrap metal dropoff

What We Buy

There are simply too many metals that we purchase to fit on one page. Therefore, we put together a list of materials we most commonly receive at our yard. This list is by no means exhaustive and if you have something you don’t see on the list, please give us a call, and we’d be happy to let you know if it is something we accept. We certainly look forward to helping with all of your metal recycling needs!

Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Aluminum
    • Cans
    • Wheels
    • Wire (insulated and bare)
    • Sheet
    • And more
  • Brass
    • Radiators
    • Spent shell casings
    • Water meters
    • And more
  • Copper
    • Pipe
    • Wire (insulated and bare)
    • And more
  • Electric motors


  • Electronic scrap
    • Computer circuit boards
    • Processors
    • Hard drives
    • Power supplies
  • Exotic/Hi temp metals
    • Carbide
    • Inconel
    • Titanium
    • And more
  • Lead
    • Lead-acid batteries (like your car)
    • Bismuth
    • And more
  • Stainless steel
  • Zinc

Ferrous Metals (minimum volume requirement, so call for quote)

  • Iron/Steel
    • Busheling
    • Prepared
    • Unprepared
    • Turnings
    • And more

What We Don’t Accept

There are a few items that we cannot accept for legal and/or environmental reasons:

  • Appliances (including refrigerators, washer/dryers, microwaves, TVs, water heaters)
  • Beer kegs (unless you provide evidence that you are from the brewery)
  • Closed containers (unless the drum or tank is cut in half)
  • Compressors
  • CRT Monitors (old-style TV glass)
  • Hazardous waste or chemicals
  • Flammable materials – ammunition or explosives
  • Fluids including oils, gasoline, hydraulic fluid, gear oil or grease
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Mercury
  • Radioactive materials
  • Refrigerants
  • Sealed units
  • Transmissions (unless oil is drained and pan is removed)

If you have any questions about what we will or won’t accept, or about what your metal is worth, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our experienced team will be happy to help identify and quote you on your material!