Mineral Wells

Behind Walmart
Friday Only

Rinky Dink Lot
Saturday Only

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare my aluminum cans for sale?

Drain all liquid from the cans and bag or box.  Cans do not have to be crushed.


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What is the difference between #1 and #2 copper?

No. 1 Copper is larger gauge wire that is free of paint, solder, fittings, insulation or other contaminants.  An example of #2 copper would be copper tubing that has been used for plumbing purposes with solder fittings or residue inside the tubing.


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How many cans does it take to make a pound?

With advancements in technology, it now takes 32 to 34 cans to make a pound.


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How do I tell if my cans are aluminum?

Check your cans with a magnet.  A magnet will not be attracted to aluminum.  Aluminum cans are also much lighter in weight than steel cans and aluminum will not rust.


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Do I need to separate my recyclables before selling?

To serve you more rapidly, we ask that you group similar items together, such as copper in one box, cans in bags, etc. 


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Can I put foil in with my cans?

Aluminum foil and foil pie plates must be kept separate from your cans and other aluminum.  Wipe food from your foil and pans and bag for sale.


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How do I get paid for my recyclables?

Your recyclables will be separated and weighed and paid according to the market price for each item.


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How do I get the most money for my recyclables?

By removing all the foreign attachments from your materials, you will get the best possible price.  For example:  if you have aluminum siding with metal screws, remove all the metal screws and any caulking, excess dirt or anything else that is not aluminum.  This is what we call clean.



Last revised: Date  3/11/09



We Take...

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Radiators
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Stainless Steel
  • Transmissions
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Auto Batteries

  • ...and more!