Best Scrap Metal Locations in Phoenix, Arizona

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Apr 28

6 Best Scrap Metal Yards in Arizona [Complete AZ Junk Style Review]

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While building your Spring declutter pile, think about where all of that junk is going to end up before you toss it. If you make the right moves, you can do a lot of good for our environment and maybe even make yourself a buck or two along the way. A lot of your old junk contains metal. Metal is one of those things that can be recycled over and over again without losing quality. If you have some metal junk or even something with metal parts think recycling before tossing.

Here's our 6 favorite scrap metal yards in Phoenix, AZ: 

#1 Olgin & Efune Recycling

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Address: 2449 W Madison St, Phoenix, AZ 85009 | Hours: 7AM - 4PM | Phone: (602) 595-6977

Don’t be fooled by Gregory's crazy name or its young age.  Although the company is still, in diapers its owners have over 75 years of experience in the metal scraping business. That's almost a century of woks into Mustangs. The CEO of Gregory, formerly the CEO of Liberty Iron and Metal Holdings, has set up shop, this time with family, making this small business family enterprise. As such, they conduct business a little differently than their international counterparts.

Olgin & Efune Recycling ... old-gin and e-tune ... od-in efuente ... olly-nan efff-knee ... you know I’m gonna call you Gregory cuz that name is a nightmare, buddy, let me tell you.

Located in Phoenix Gregory has the tools, the equipment, and the junk to get the job done. They even grabbed the Union Pacific Railroad when they went around the board, so they have easy access to transportation on a large scale.

These guys accept almost all metals both ferrous and nonferrous, which is just their way of saying they're nerdier than us. Us, regular folks, say iron or non-iron. Either way, they take it all.

#2 SA Recycling

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Address: 12 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210 | Hours: 7:15 - 4:15PM | Phone: (480) 964-1177

SA Recycling is a much bigger fish, they have over 70 locates, five of which are in the Valley. Their mantra… “intelligent resource management and re-use.” Well, that's a good policy, who doesn’t find intelligence attractive?  They know their work means good things for us and our environment because they help protect our natural resources.


These guys are like your Friday night gal in the red light district, they will take it all. There are no metal products they won't take. If there is metal to be salvaged in any piece of junk you have, they will make sure it gets done. Lamps, cookware, tools, appliance, you name it, they’ll do it.

#3 Davis Salvage

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Address: 1112 W Birchwood Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210 | Hours: 7AM - 5PM | Phone: (480) 423-7255
Address: 3322 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 | Hours: 7AM - 5PM | Phone: (602) 267-7208

Davis Salvage Company serves the Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe areas. They are another local family-owned business. Unlike Gregory these guys have long outgrown diapers, they are a fourth generation business and have the success of both the old wise man and the young risk taker.

They accept any size load, from large commercial wads to tiny little wads you can hold in your hand. No matter how big your wad is they have a recycling solution for you.


When you're cleaning out your garage keep these guys in mind, they'll pay you for shelving, bicycles, bed frames, trampoline, and barbecues.

#4 Deer Valley Recycling

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Address: 2333 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027 | Hours: 6:45AM - 3:45PM |⋅Phone: (623) 869-8900

Deer Valley Recycling Center in Phoenix is a great choice if you have nonferrous metals to scrap. Still, don't know the difference? Grab a magnet, if it sticks its ferrous (has iron) if not then it's nonferrous which means no iron, just like you learned in 3rd-grade science.

Thes guys take all non-ferrous metals.  They are looking for things like copper, brass and aluminum cans.

#5 We Buy Scrap

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Address: 2903 W Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041 | 8PM - 5PM | Phone: (623) 760-9948

We Buy Scrap, that's their name. And I guess that's all you need to know, if you have scrap they will buy it. They will pay top dollar for your metal junk no matter how much or how little you bring in. If you just have few kitchen items drop them buy, these guys will take them off your hands, plus you get to walk out with a little jingle in your pocket. 

#6 Arizona Scrap Iron & Metal

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Address: 433 S 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 | Hours: 7:30AM - 4:30PM | Phone: (602) 252-8423

Finally, Arizona Scrap Iron & Metal. They have been working in the Valley since 1948. That's right, they have been in business since the first tape recorder was sold, the same year the 5th Winter Olympic Games took place in Switzerland. Remember when Joe Dimaggio hit three consecutive home runs? AZ Scrap has been around since then. And that’s saying something.


Simply put AZ Scrap know about the recycling business, they take all types of scrap metal, any amount, any kind. And since they have been around for awhile, you know your getting experienced care.

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