Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals include
steel and pig iron (which contain a few percent of carbon) and alloys of
iron with other metals (such as stainless steel.)
Universal Service Recycling, Inc.

Merced
California
Recycling Fact

Scrap recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions by requiring significantly less energy to manufacture products from recyclables than from virgin ore.


Located at 450 Tower Road
Take Yosemite West to Tower Road

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Materials We Buy

Universal Services Recycling, Inc. is a leading purchaser of scrap metal in Central Valley, California.  We buy Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, Copper, Aluminum, Brass, and Steel.


Materials We Sell
 
Recognized importer and exporter of ferrous and non-ferrous materials in both
domestic and foreign markets for over a decade.




Ferrous Metals
We Buy




Appliances

Automobiles

Bailing clips

Busheling

Cable, fence
and wire

Cast iron


Construction
equipment

Demolition scrap

Farm Machinery

Industrial scrap steel



Machine shop turnings

OTM
(Other track material)

Prepared #1 and #2
heavy melt




Prepared plate
and structural

Railroad scrap

Sheet metal

Structural beams

Tanks larger than
100 gal must
have 3 ft. hole

Unprepared steel
Ferrous Metals
We Buy



All grades of aluminum including:
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum extrusions
  • Cast aluminum
  • Painted siding
  • Sheet aluminum



Auto and truck batteries (casings can not be cracked)

Brass plumbing, fixtures,
faucets and fittings

Catalytic converters

Copper #1 and #2

Copper sheets


California Redemption
Value (CRV)

  • Aluminum Cans
  • #1 PETE Plastic
  • #2 HDPE Plastic
  • Glass



Insulated copper
wiring #1 and #2

Electric motors

Heater cores

Lead

Scrap lead

Radiators

Stainless steel

Steel

What We
Don't Buy


Barrels, drums,
pails and buckets
unless triple rinsed,
dried and lid removed

Brass ammunition
or spent rounds

Capacitors

Cardboard

Closed compressed
gas cylinders

Closed containers
of any kind

Containers with
free-flowing liquids
in or outside (tar, oil,
gasoline, etc.)

Explosive materials

Gas tanks without a
 visible 8” x 8”
hole cut in
bottom of tank

Material containing
PCBs,
refrigerants
or mercury

Paint cans

Paper

Propane, oxygen or
acetylene tanks or
bottles(must have
8"x8" hole cut in tank)

Radioactive material

Rims with tires

Rubber

Thermostats

Wood




Services
 
Recognized Universal Service Recycling sells quality products all over the world.  USR has built long-term relationships with domestic and international steel mills and foundries by providing quality products at competitive prices, prompt deliver, and excellent customer service.

State certified scales ensure accurate weights are recorded on every transaction.  Incoming
materials are carefully analyzed and categorized before processing to meet our customers quality specifications at time of shipment.  Our cost efficient operation allows us to provide our
customers and suppliers with constantly higher prices for their recyclable materials and
competitive market prices for products.

Contact us today for more information on our full service recycling processes and products. 



CASH for SCRAP 

That's right, we pay cash for your scrap! 

Why wait?  Find out today how you too can begin making money recycling your old scrap metal, aluminum cans, plastic and glass beverage containers.

Our staff will assist you in unloading and separating your containers to maximize
the highest price paid for your scrap metal. 



Business Hours

Monday --- Friday:    
Saturday:    
Sunday:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    
Closed

Contact Information

Universal Service Recycling
Located Just Off HWY 140 (Yosemite Hwy)
Between Kirby Road & N. Arboleda Dr.
450 North Tower Road, Merced, CA 95340

         209.233.3100
Fax - 209.726.3126