300 East Richey Ave.

Artesia, New Mexico 88210

(575) 746-2412

CONDITIONAL SCRAP ACCEPTANCE

The following materials may be accepted for recycling by meeting very strict acceptance criteria:

Above Ground and Underground Storage Tanks
 
  • Must be drained with a 12" hole, have no liquids or sludge, and no combustible vapors.

Aerosol Cans

 
  • Must be empty (no pressure and no liquids).

Acetylene Containers

 
  • Only purchased from a licensed distributor, i.e. a welding supply house or cylinder manufacturer and must supply a manifest listing the serial number of each bottle being scrapped. The container must have the valve removed and be cut in half. (We do not recommend individuals cutting the cylinders in half. If done incorrectly, it could result in serious injury or death.)

Appliances

 
  • Must have fluid filled capacitors removed. Must have certification that CFCs have been properly removed.

Automobiles (Title required)

 
  • Must have certification that CFCs have been properly removed. Must have lead acid battery and mercury switches removed.
  • Must have accessible wheel weights removed. Must have fuel tank removed or drained with a 8" x 8" hole visible. Must have antifreeze, oil, and transmission fluid removed.

Barrels, drums, pails and buckets

 
  • Must be triple rinsed, dried and lid removed.

Bullet Lead, Lead Plate, Lead Acid Batteries

 
  • Only accepted at the non-ferrous department scale.

Closed Top Drums

 
  • Must be triple rinsed, dried and lid removed.

Compressed Gas Cylinders

 
  • Only purchased from a licensed distributor, i.e. a welding supply house or cylinder manufacturer and must supply a manifest listing the serial number of each bottle being scrapped. The container must have the valve removed and be cut in half. (We do not recommend individuals cutting the cylinders in half. If done incorrectly, it could result in serious injury or death.)

Gas Tanks

 
  • Must have visible 8" x 8" hole and be dry.

Pressure Containers (Aerosol Cans, Natural Gas Containers, LP Gas Containers)

 
  • Must have the valve removed and a hole cut into the container.

Tanks

 
  • Larger than 100 gallon must have 3 foot hole.

Transformers

 
  • Must be drained and have a letter verifying no PCBs are present.

Turnings, Borings, Motor Blocks, and Oily Scrap

 
  • Only accepted when unloaded directly into the designated area.

Artesia Metals does not buy stolen materials. Identification is required for sale of scrap metals - please present a valid government ID to the buyer prior to unloading material. Copy of ID will be taken at time of payment.

 

Drop-off Recycling

HOURS
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes before closing.

Contact Us

ARTESIA METALS, INC.
300 East Richey Ave.
Artesia, New Mexico 88210

(575) 746-2412