300 East Richey Ave.

Artesia, New Mexico 88210

(575) 746-2412

WHAT WE DO NOT BUY

Materials that are extremely dangerous either to our employees or to the environment are not accepted at Artesia Metals, Inc. Hazardous waste, substances, materials or scrap contaminated by unknown waste are not accepted either. Since you are like us and want the best for the area where we all live, we appreciate your respect for our policies.

Artesia Metals, Inc. does not buy stolen goods.

MATERIALS WE DO NOT BUY

Garbage

  • Wood
  • Oil
  • Dirt
  • Diapers
  • Brightly dyed paper
  • Ceramics and pottery

Hazardous Materials

  • Air bags
  • Asbestos or items contaminated with asbestos
  • Paint Cans: full or empty
  • PCB: Capacitors (found in: washers, refrigerators, air conditions TV's etc.)
  • CFC: Refrigerators not acceptable unless drained of CFC by certified technician
  • Freon: Refrigerators not acceptable unless drained of CFC by certified technician
  • Medical waste
  • Unknown chemical substances or residue

Household Items

  • Antifreeze - liquid coolants
  • Coated cardboard drink containers like Juice boxes
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are recyclable, but contain a small amount of mercury and shouldn't be treated as common household bulbs.
  • Household Chemicals
  • Household glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Motor oil
  • Mirrors
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Plastic screw-on tops
  • Plastic bags and plastic wrap
  • Plastic-coated boxes, plastic food boxes, or plastic without recycling marks
  • Pizza boxes: Too much grease
  • Styrofoam
  • Tableware
  • Tyvek shipping envelopes: These are the kind used by the post office and overnight delivery companies
  • Wet paper
  • Window panes

Call before bringing the following items

  • Equipment with fluids (oil, antifreeze, or battery)
  • Foam
  • Heavy Equipment (drain all fluids with battery removed)
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Shock Absorbers (please cut in half)
  • Steel cable unless cut into two foot lengths
  • Tires

Electronics

  • Ballasts
  • CRT Tubes
  • Electronics, Computers, PC's
  • Florescent Light Fixtures
  • with capacitors and bulbs.
  • (We do take the fixtures)
  • Mercury Switches and thermostats
  • Sodium Switches

Radioactive

  • Parts used in the Nuclear industry
  • Material contaminated by exposure to radioactivity

Explosives

  • Live Ammunition
  • Dynamite
  • Ordnance and ordnance materials that have not been deactivated
  • Explosives including unexploded war relics

Poisons

  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizer
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze - liquid coolants

Flammable Liquids

  • Liquid or gas filled containers of any kind (i.e., gas tanks, reservoirs w/fluids)
  • Oil and Unknown Liquids
  • Oil Filters
  • Sealed units or tanks, including propane

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