Most curbside and drop-off recycling programs in York County, including the York County Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Drop-off Center, accept aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans for recycling. To verify if these items are recyclable in your municipality, contact them directly.
Many other metal items are able to be donated, if in good working condition, or recycled through scrap metal recycling businesses. An internet search such as “donate metal (furniture, tools, etc.)” will show businesses that accept these items for donation. An internet search such as “recycle metal (weights, wire, etc.)” will show businesses that accept these items for recycling.
In addition, unwanted metal items can be placed in your regular trash. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are extracted from ash resulting from waste that is processed at the York County Recovery center and recycled.