List of Acceptable Items:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel
  • Lead
  • Items from inside a car that are not VIN specific (Drained Radiators, Starters, Alternators, etc.)
  • Electric Motors
  • Electronic Waste (Computers, Circuit Boards, Cable Boxes, Cell Phones, etc.)
  • Appliances (Washing Machines, Dryers, Ranges, Microwaves, Dish Washers)
  • and many other metals…

  • We take Televisions/Monitors for free


List of Unacceptable Items:

  • Body parts of automobiles (hood, side panels, doors).
  • Steel cable and barbed wire must be cut into lengths no longer than 3 ft.
  • Beer kegs
  • Tires or wheels with tires.
  • Asbestos materials
  • Metals owned by the city or railroad.
  • Live ammunition
  • Items containing oil/gasoline/fluids, such as lawn mowers, must be completely drained before it can be accepted.
  • Engine blocks and transmissions must have oil pan removed and drained of oil.
  • Items containing refrigerant (refrigerators, air conditioners) unless refrigerant and compressors have been removed. These items will be accepted for free if the compressor is still attached.
  • Compressors must be drilled and emptied of mineral oil.
  • Burnt Wire
  • Plastics, wood, glass, Styrofoam, cardboard or trash


Places You Can Recycle Items We Cannot Accept

Pierce County has sites where you can recycle plastics, glass and cardboard. Use the Pierce County Public Works & Utilities page to find a list of locations where you can drop-off those items.

Sonoco, located at 1802 Steele Avenue Sumner, WA, will also take/buy cardboard.

If you are looking to get rid of Styrofoam the Tacoma Recycling Center accepts that and packing peanuts.

Tacoma Recycling Center
3510 S Mullen
Tacoma, WA
Ph: (253) 591-5543