Keep out of Landfill via Special Program:
If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local scrap metal instructions for its residents. Statewide options that are open to anyone are also listed below. Fees may apply. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another.
Sharp ends must be covered with thick tape (masking, electrical, duct) or a piece of folded cardboard.
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If none of the above is an option, this item is safe for disposal in your regular trash. For disposal of sharp metal objects, place in a cardboard box, tape shut, label as "SHARP."
This item breaks the basic rule for metal recycling in your bin or cart—it’s not a can, lid, or foil. When it comes to metal, only cans, lids, and foil are eligible for your mixed recycling.
For scrap metal drop-off: When applicable, always remove as much non-metal from scrap metal items as possible (plastic, foam, textile, etc.). Scrap metal items that are less than 100% metal are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Fees may apply.