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Unacceptable Materials

Unfortunately, there is some scrap we don’t accept because it cannot be recycled safely.  According to state and federal environmental regulations, unacceptable items include:

Compressed Gases

  • Freon (CFC’s)
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Acetylene
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Air Compressors

Radioactive Materials


  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Rubber
  • Dirt
  • Glass
  • Asbestos
  • Solid Waste
  • Fiberglass
  • Asphalt


  • Weapons
  • Ammunition

Flammable Materials

  • Gasses & Fuels


  • Capacitors
  • Ballasts
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Televisions
  • Computer Monitors
  • Microwaves
  • Items that ever housed PCBs, including capacitors and older appliances

Other Hazardous Materials

  • Oil Filters
  • Air Bags
  • Compressors
  • Sealed Drums
  • Paint cans or containers
  • Fluorescent or mercury vapor lights
  • Items containing oils, antifreeze, or petroleum products

Our main source of recycling in Salem OR, Woodburn, Corvallis, Eugene and surrounding areas consists of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Let Cherry City Metals take your unwanted scraps and extra materials to repurpose for future use.

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