Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions. Metal recycling is our specialty.  Here are some tips and common questions that our customers have.  Don’t see your question?  Feel free to contact us. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the process work?

Recycling with North American Recycling is simple. Bring your materials to our location. For small loads, pull directly up to the loading dock and our friendly support staff will weigh your materials and give you a payment ticket. For large loads pull onto the scale located adjacent to the office. After your weight has been recorded you will be instructed where to take your material. Take your purchase ticket back to the office and they will pay you.

What are you business hours?

Monday – Friday:  8 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends:  Closed

Where are you located?

16156 NorthSide Blvd. 
Nampa, ID 83653

What do I need to do to recycle scrap metals?

Couple of simple things:

1- Bring your state ID, Military ID or Passport

2- If possible, sort your like metals by type.

Example = separate your aluminum from your copper or stainless. This will make turning in your metals faster and more profitable.

Do you recycle anything else besides scrap metals?

Metal recycling is our specialty and we stick to what we are good at.  Presently we do not buy glass, paper, cardboard, plastic or electronics.

I had some metal stolen, what should I do?

Call the police to report your material stolen and then CONTACT USThe faster we are made aware of your theft, the best chance we have to identify the materials if they are brought in.

Do you sell metal to the public?

Unfortunately we do not resell any items, including car parts, that have been brought in by other patrons.

Where does the metal go after I bring it in?

The material that we receive is shipped to local, national, and international mills. The materials are melted down and then used to create new products.

Recycling Tips

Clean your metals:

We pay more for “clean” material.  These are non steel materials such as aluminumcopper, or brass that are free of contaminants. Common contaminants are: wood, plastic, steel, rubber, adhesives, and paint. If you clean your material before coming in it will mean more money in your pocket. If you have any questions on how to clean your material please ask our staff.  They are happy to help.

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