Frequently Asked Questions
Which metals can be recycled?

All metal can be recycled, reprocessed, and reused. This includes iron, steel, copper, aluminum, nickel, tin, titanium, magnesium, lead, chromium, zinc, all precious metals, and all other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It also includes commodities that contain metal, such as appliances, vehicles, farm equipment, power tools, construction equipment, electronics, and more.

Which metals do you recycle?

Although we specialize in iron, here at Garden City Iron & Metal, we recycle any and all metals! It doesn’t matter what condition they are in, we accept and recycle iron, steel, copper, nickel, brass, aluminum, and much more! We even buy precious metals like platinum, zirconium, gold, silver, tungsten, cobalt, and more.

What is non-ferrous and ferrous metal?

There is a very simple way to learn if a metal is ferrous or not. Just find a magnet and see if it sticks! If it is magnetic, it is ferrous; and if it is not magnetic, it is non-ferrous. You see, non-ferrous metals are metals that DO NOT contain iron, and ferrous metals DO contain iron. Non-ferrous simply means non-iron.

How much is my scrap metal worth?

The total value of your scrap metal depends on several factors, with the primary factor being the current market prices for metal. Additional factors include quality, quantity, type of metal, and more. Get an accurate, free quote for your scrap metal by calling Garden City Iron & Metal at 1-888-586-5322 today!

Which metals are worth the most?

As a result of lower availability and higher demand, copper and brass have a higher market value; so they tend to render the most money at scrap metal yards. In contrast, metals like iron and steel are very abundant, so they usually retain lower market value and demand, thus delivering less profit at scrap metal centers.

How do I recycle scrap metal?

The scrap metal recycling process is easy with Garden City Iron & Metal. Simply give us a call at 1-888-586-5322 and give us some information about your freight. Then we will give you an honest and fair quote right over the phone. If you accept our offer, you may visit our complex to make the transaction in person, or you may be able to arrange for free pickup and tow away service!

How will I get paid for recycling scrap metal?

Here at Garden City Iron & Metal, we pay cash on the spot for scrap metal and junk vehicles. If you are not with your vehicle or scrap metal, we can make alternate arrangements for payment. We remain flexible for our client’s convenience!

My car is totaled. Will you buy it anyway?

We sure will! No matter what condition your vehicle is in, we will pay top scrap metal prices on the spot! We accept any and all vehicles regardless of the year, make, and model.

Can I sell a junk car if I live outside of Columbus, Indiana?

Garden City Iron & Metal is based out of Columbus, but serves Central and Southern Indiana areas too! If you want to recycle metal, just give us a call at 1-888-586-5322 and we will give you all the information you need to make fast cash wherever you live!

Why Should I Recycle Metal at Garden City Iron & Metal?

Here at Garden City Iron & Metal, we are committed to the highest standards of customer service. That means you can trust our experienced metal scrappers to deliver honest quotes and courteous customer service for all clients. We make the metal recycling process easy and convenient by offering free estimates, over-the-phone quotes, free pickup and haul away service, and more. Call1-888-586-5322 to earn your scrap metal profit today!

Metals We Buy
  • Aluminum
  • Batteries
  • Brass
  • Car Parts
  • Copper
  • Electronics
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Magnesium
  • Nickel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Zinc
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Garden City Iron & Metal
5 Kenmill St.
Columbus, IN 47201
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