Metalico Buffalo FAQs


Why recycle scrap metal?

Metal recycling conserves natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it also takes far less energy to recycle metal rather than mine, purify and shape it.

Do you pick up material or do I have to drop it off?

For large quantities and heavy items we have metal dumpsters that can be dropped off and filled by the customer for a fee.  However, smaller items like a washer, dryer, etc, those you would need to bring to us.

What scrap metal can be recycled?

As specialist buyers of works arising materials, we buy all grades of ferrous metals including heavy engineering grade carbon steels, through to lighter gauge mild steels and punchings. Check out our list of materials we buy. If there is a material you don’t see, email us, or call us at 716-823-3788  to contact our offices directly for prices and more information.

What identification do I need to scrap metal?

If you wish to dispose of your metal at one of our sites, please remember to bring a valid photo ID issued at the state or federal level, such as a state driver's license.

What is scrap metal used for?

Scrap metals such as aluminum, copper, steel, brass, and iron can be reused many times to make many new products, such as:

  • Construction – roads and bridges
  • Manufacturing – cars and aircraft
  • Shipping Containers
  • New and stronger metals
  • Furniture and fittings

How much is scrap metal worth?

It depends on the type of metal and other conditions, including:

  • Market Price
  • Location
  • Time of year
  • Demand

Why do scrap metal prices change?

Like all commodities, metal prices change with stock pile level, market demand, market requirments and the cost of production.

How can I get a fair price for my scrap metal?

At Metalico Buffalo we know that getting the best scrap price is important when you are looking to unload hundreds or thousands of pounds of metal. Our integrity is important to us and that is why all materials are weighed on our own fully calibrated electronic weighbridges.

With the price always changing in the scrap metal industry we have provided some tips on how you can get the best scrap prices when going to a scrap yard.

Contact us today at 716-823-3788 if you have anymore questions about a particular piece of scrap or our current scrap metal pricing.

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