• Residential, commercial and industrial appliances or any other products with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
  • Wet or dry capacitors, light ballast and electrical transformers or transformer components that may contain PCBs.
  • Asbestos or asbestos containing materials such as pipe or I-Beam insulation, brake shoes or pads, tiles, packing material and debris.
  • Gasoline tanks, oil filters of any kind and engine blocks containing free flowing liquids.
  • Tanks, vessels and containers of all sizes unless they are certified to be clean.
  • Air bag canisters.
  • Water reactive metals (i.e., sodium, potassium, and lithium), magnesium metals (capable of independent combustion), and beryllium metals (health hazard).
  • Military scrap of any kind unless it is inspected and approved in advance.
  • Railroad scrap unless accompanied by the appropriate ownership documentation.
  • Ammunition shells and any explosives or explosive materials.
  • Any radioactive materials or containers.
  • Lead acid or battery parts including battery terminal connectors.
  • Universal waste lamps including, but not limited to, fluorescent, high intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps.
  • Waste elemental mercury, including mercury switches.
  • Compressed gas cylinders, including propane bottles unless they are cut in half.
  • Lead wheel weights.
  • Cables and wires greater than 5 feet in length.
  • Oils, other petroleum products and petroleum by-products.
  • Any other hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, or universal waste.
  • Steel turnings mixed with non-ferrous turnings, cutting liquids; oil, sludge or any other contaminants.
  • Barbed Wire

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

Beutel Recyclers accepts ferrous scrap metal including but not limited to the following materials:

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PROHIBITED ITEMS:

In order to comply with existing Federal, State and Local Safety and Environmental Laws and/or regulations, the following items will not be accepted at our facility:

  • Plate and Structural
  • #1 Heavy Melt
  • Car Bodies
  • Bare Brite
  • #1 Copper
  • #2 Copper
  • Sheet Copper
  • Clean Radiators
  • Dirty Radiators
  • #1 Insulated Copper
  • Copper w/Brass
  • Communication Wire
  • Clean Aluminum Copper Coils
  • Dirty Aluminum Copper Coils
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Sheet Siding Aluminum
  • Stainless
  • Heater Cores
  • Irony Aluminum
  • Tin/Appliances
  • Cast Iron
  • Busheling
  • Insulated Aluminum Wire
  • Aluminum Cans/Foil Mix
  • Clean Die Cast
  • Dirty Die Cast
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Yellow Brass
  • Red Brass
  • Shear Brass
  • 81 Metal/Red Brass
  • Lead Sheet Copper
  • Brass Shells
  • Wheel Weights
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Transmissions
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Electric Motors

IF PROHIBITED ITEMS ARE NOT REMOVED, THEY AND THE MATERIAL THEY CAME WITH MAY BE REJECTED. IN LIEU OF REJECTION, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR DISCRETION, TO PROPERLY REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF THE PROHIBITED ITEMS AT SUPPLIER’S EXPENSE

Appliance Acceptance Policy


New York hazardous waste laws do not permit recycling of appliances unless one of the following conditions are met:

  • All refrigerants, PCB ballast, PCB capacitors, mercury switches, and lubricant oils must be removed.
  • Appliances must be crushed, flattened or otherwise demolished.
  • The load of appliances is accompanied with documents certifying compliance with hazardous waste laws or is being received under a contract certifying compliance with hazardous waste laws.


Appliances will be accepted that do not comply, but must be specially handled to allow us to meet New York hazardous waste laws.  If you are not in compliance, please notify the scale personnel.