Metal Recycling

Why Recycle?

Here at United Recycling, we provide roll off dumpsters in various sizes to meet your waste disposal needs, whether it’s for residential or commercial purposes. Our dumpster sizes range from 15 to 40 yards, giving you ample space to dispose of any type of waste. Our goal is to make waste removal easy and convenient for our customers. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to declutter or a contractor working on a large-scale remodeling project, our dumpsters are available to handle all your waste removal needs.

Choose Sustainable Recycling

The mining and extraction of metal is a costly and resource-intensive process that takes a toll on both the environment and the mining industry. Beyond the extensive work required from professional mining companies, the extraction and processing of metal contribute to air and water pollution, further compromising the health of our planet. By choosing to recycle your metal materials at United Recycling, you can help reduce the environmental impact of metal production and contribute to a more sustainable future. By minimizing unnecessary labor and waste, we can all work together to create a cleaner, healthier planet.


Call us today with any questions about recycling specific materials and we’ll tell you how to proceed!

What We Buy & Don’t Buy

What We Buy & Don’t Buy

In today’s fast-paced world, electronics quickly become outdated and are often replaced before the end of their useful life. At United Recycling, we offer electronic recycling services to help you responsibly dispose of your old electronics. From cell phones and laptops to batteries, hard drives, motherboards, and more, we accept a wide variety of electronics and will even provide monetary compensation for your items. Let us help you safely dispose of your old electronics while putting some extra cash in your pocket.

Ferrous Metals

  • Appliances (Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, etc.)
  • Bicycles
  • Cars
  • Cast Iron
  • Fencing
  • Grills
  • Industrial Metals (Heavy Equipment)
  • Lawnmowers
  • Motor blocks
  • RebarSteel / Scrap Metal

Non-Ferrous Metals

  • AC Compressors
  • Alternators
  • Aluminum (Gutters, window frames, etc.)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass
  • Catalytic Convertors
  • Christmas lights
  • Copper
  • Electric Motors
  • Electrical Wire
  • Radiators
  • Stainless Steel
  • Starters


  • Cellphone & Laptop
  • Batteries
  • Cellphones without
  • Battery
  • Fingerboards
  • Hard Drives
  • Laptops
  • Motherboards
  • PC Computers
  • Processor Chips
  • Rams
  • Routers


While we’re committed to recycling as much as possible, certain items can be hazardous and require special handling. For the safety of our staff and the environment, we do not accept certain electronic items including computer monitors, televisions, radioactive materials, and remote-control batteries. Our top priority is ensuring that all materials are recycled safely and responsibly, so please contact us if you have any questions about the items we accept.

Contact us today to learn more about our electronics recycling program and feel free to ask us about recycling any specific items lying around your home or business.


  • Cardboard
  • Beer Kegs
  • Computer Monitors
  • Flammable Materials
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Radioactive Materials of
  • Any Kind
  • Sealed Containers (e.g., Propane Tanks)
  • Televisions
  • Tires
  • Yard debris, Concrete, Nor Dirt

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our services are open to the public. United Recycling welcome all homeowners, contractors, and businesses who want to dispose of their scrap metal responsibly and efficiently.

No, there is no fee to drop off your material. In fact, we pay you for the materials you bring in! We understand the value of scrap metal and its impact on the environment, which is why we offer competitive prices for your scrap metal and any other materials you bring in!

We buy all types of ferrous and nonferrous metals, cars, and electronics. Please refer to our list of accepted or unaccepted materials for a more detailed list. (*Link to “What We Buy” page. *)

All you need is a valid ID such as a U.S. state issued driver’s license or ID card, a military ID, or a work permit from the federal government. Be at least 18 years of age.

In accordance with Georgia law, cash payments can only be made for aluminum cans. All other ferrous and nonferrous materials must be paid by check.

We will gladly provide assistance unloading materials at the request of the customer or vendor. Assisted or unassisted unloading of materials will be done at the risk of the customer or vendor. United Recycling is not responsible for any damages caused to vehicles while unloading materials.

We do not pick up scrap metal, but we can accept it at no cost to you!

You do not need an appointment; you may come in anytime during business hours.

To schedule a removal please call (770)205-4045 or email with any specific questions or concerns.

GA Law


Special Purchase Transactions:

A Secondary Metals Recycler is only permitted to purchase Coils (excluding automobile air conditioning coils and window air conditioning coils if still contained in the unit) from the following Persons:

  1. Licensed Contractor: A Licensed Contractor (electrical contractors, plumbers, conditioned air contractors, low voltage contractors and utility contractors) that is licensed by the State of Georgia or by another State who at the time of the Purchase Transaction either (a) provides to the Secondary Metals Recycler a copy of the

contractor’s valid license (which license must be scanned 14 or photocopied by the Secondary Metals Recycler) or (b) has on file with the Secondary Metals Recycler a scan or photocopy of the contractor’s valid license.

  1. Certain Sellers: A Seller who at the time of the Purchase Transaction has verifiable documentation, such as a receipt or work order, indicating that the Coils are the result of the replacement by a Licensed Contractor of the condenser Coils or of a heating or air-conditioning system (which documentation should be scanned or photocopied by the Secondary Metals Recycler).
  2. Other Secondary Metals Recyclers: Another Secondary Metals Recycler who at the time of the Purchase Transaction provides proof of registration pursuant to § 10-1-
  3. and a signed statement that the required information involving the coil was provided to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation pursuant to § 10-1-359.5

BURNED COPPER WIRE may only be purchased from:

A Licensed Contractor who provides a valid contractor’s license

BURIAL OBJECTSCertain Sellers who have a copy of a police report showing that the seller’s property was involved in a fire.

 may only be purchased from:

  • Licensed Funeral Director
  • Certain Sellers who have verifiable documentation, such as a receipt from or contract with a licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Cemetery Owner,

or Licensed Burial Object Manufacturer/Distributor, evidencing that such seller is the rightful owner of the burial object.



It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase or to solicit or advertise for the purchase of a used, detached catalytic converter, or any nonferrous metal parts of a catalytic converter, unless such person is a registered secondary metals recycler in accordance with Code Section 10-1-359.1 and in full compliance with all requirements prescribed by this article.


  • It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase, possess, transport, or sell a used, detached catalytic converter, or any nonferrous metal parts of a catalytic converter, unless such person is authorized to purchase, possess, transport, or sell catalytic converters pursuant to subsection (c) of this Code section and is in possession of the licenses, registrations, or other documentation required by subsection (c) of this Code section.
  • Each unlawfully possessed or obtained used, detached catalytic converter shall be considered a separate offense.»

A Recycler may only purchase a catalytic converter than is attached to a vehicle or is purchased from:

Licensed Used Car Dealer: A used motor vehicle dealer or used motor vehicle parts dealer licensed pursuant to Ch. 47 of Title 43 or by any other state whose valid license the Recycler copies at the time of the purchase transaction or has on file.

Licensed New Motor Vehicle Dealer: A new motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle repairer, or manufacturer or distributor of catalytic converters whose valid business license the Recycler copies at the time of the purchase transaction or has on file.

Certain Sellers: A seller with verifiable documentation, such as a receipt or work order, indicating the catalytic converter is the result of a replacement performed by a used motor vehicle dealer, new motor vehicle dealer, or motor vehicle repairer, noting the make, model, and year of the vehicle in which it was replaced, as well as a copy of the vehicle’s title or registration showing ownership or interest in it.

Other Secondary Metals Recyclers: A Recycler who provides proof of registration pursuant to § 10-1-359.1 and a signed statement that the required

information involving the catalytic converter was provided to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation pursuant to § 10-1-359.5

Each secondary metals recycler must now electronically submit to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation a record of the receipt of each purchase of a used, detached catalytic converter, or any nonferrous metal parts of the catalytic converter, from an industrial account or a secondary metals recycler.

The report must include:

The name and address of the seller.

The date, time, and place of transaction.

The number of used, detached catalytic converters or pounds of catalyst metal purchased

Exempt Transactions:

Purchases of Regulated Metal Property from the following Persons are exempt from the restrictions on the purchase of Regulated Metal Property under the Regulated Metals Recycling Law:

  • Manufacturing, industrial, or other commercial vendors that generate or sell Regulated Metal Property in the ordinary course of their business with the exception of secondary metal recyclers (the “business-to- business exception”)
    NOTE: (Transactions between Georgia Secondary Metals Recyclers are not exempt transactions under the “business-to-business” exception.)
  • Non-profit groups
  • Law Enforcement Officers acting in their official capacity
  • Bankruptcy trustee, executor administrator or receiver
  • Public official acting under judicial process or authority
  • Sale on the execution of any process issued by a court

Acceptable Identification:

  • U.S. issued Driver’s License or ID Card
  • Military ID
  • Work Permit from the Federal Government


Electronics Recycling

At United Recycling, we’re dedicated to reducing waste and promoting sustainability. In addition to our metal recycling services, we also offer electronic recycling to ensure that your electronics are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it’s essential that we dispose of electronics properly to prevent the release of hazardous materials into the environment. By choosing United Recycling for your electronic recycling needs, you can rest assured that your materials will be handled with care and recycled responsibly. Join us in our commitment to creating a cleaner, healthier planet.

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