What We Recycle

Renew Recycling handles all types of commercial and industrial ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We also process various types of scrap metals. Whether you want to turn the scrap you have collected over the years into cash or simply want to clean your garage, you will find Renew Recycling a knowledgeable partner with your best interests. Working with us is like having a full team of helpful folks at your home removing piles of metal.

We accept a wide variety of metals from household and commercial customers. Whether you have strands of burnt-out Christmas lights, leftover building materials, or old appliances, we can recycle them all. The best part is we will pay you fairly. We offer competitive rates for your scrap metals. It’s a win-win partnership with Renew Recycling.

We encourage you to contact your local Renew Recycling location if you have questions about whether we can purchase your items.

Local Ordinances:


  • Copper: 5-day hold and always check, never cash.
  • HVAC: Must have specific licenses to sell
  • Convertors: Special requirements, “lots of them”
  • Cars: Require title, 2010 to Present Date

North Carolina

  • All purchases require a valid, non-expired U.S. issued I.D.
  • Copper: Always paid by check, no cash. If you bring in other items with your copper, you be paid by check for everything.
  • HVAC: Need a special license, a receipt for the purchase of a new HVAC unit, be a licensed HVAC company, or have an approval form from the local sheriff’s office.
  • Catalytic Converters: Not purchased at Clayton location.
  • Cars: Require title if 2010 to Present Date
  • Cardboard: Not purchased at Clayton location.
  • Plastic: Not purchased at Clayton location.

Florida and Alabama

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have valid state ID or passport
  • Must have valid vehicle registration/tag
  • State Regulated Materials- paid in form of check and mailed to address on file (unless you have business license in that field)
  • HVAC: receipt for replacement or business license in HVAC industry (not needed for window units)
  • Autos: 10 years or newer must have title. Older than 10 years derelict form.
  • Converters: need receipt for replacement or business license in auto industry
  • Batteries: 2 per customer per day 
  • No open alcohol or illegal drugs on property
  • No railroad items, funeral marker or vase, street signs, utility grade items, historical marker, guard rails or backflow preventers without proper paperwork
  • No burnt wire without letter from fire department

General list of what we recycle:


  • EC Wire
  • Aluminum Turnings
  • Aluminum Transformers
  • Insulated Aluminum
  • ACSR
  • Breakage
  • FE ACR
  • ACR
  • Litho
  • Old Sheet
  • Clean Aluminum Radiators
  • Car Wheels
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Foil/Pie Pans
  • FE 6XXX (Irony Extrusion)
  • MLC
  • Painted Siding
  • 6XXX (Extrusion)
  • Cans


  • High-Grade Bronze
  • Hard Brass
  • High Lead Scrap Car Journals
  • Red Brass
  • Semi Red Brass
  • High Lead Scrap Diesel Bearings
  • Aluminum Bronze
  • Brass Auto Radiators
  • Yellow Brass
  • Heater Cores
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Refinery Brass
  • Sealed Units
  • Mixed Electric Motors
  • Mixed Alternators
  • Automotive Starters


  • Motherboards
  • Power Supply
  • PC Tower
  • Hard Drives with Boards
  • Hard Drives without Boards
  • Laptops
  • CD and Floppy Drives

Red Metals

  • Bare Bright Copper
  • #1 Copper
  • #2 Copper
  • Buss Bar Copper
  • Light Copper
  • Enameled Copper
  • Unprepared Copper
  • Heliax Wire
  • Automotive Harness Wire

Insulated Copper

  • CU Transformers
  • Ballasts
  • Sealed Units
  • Electric Motors
  • #3 Insulated Christmas Lights
  • Spaghetti Wire
  • Insulated Wire/MCM Wire
  • Insulated Wire/#1 Insulated
  • #1 Insulated Copper
  • #2 Insulated Copper
  • House Wire


  • Clean Zinc-Diecast
  • Car Batteries
  • Wheel Weights
  • Irony Zinc

Other Metals

  • Nickel
  • Inconel
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Magnesium
  • Titanium
  • Carbide

Stainless Steel

  • FE Stainless Steel
  • Clean Stainless Steel


  • #1 Steel
  • Shred/Tin
  • Cars
  • Cast Iron
  • Appliances