Scraprats Recycling

Services — We Buy Metal & Electronics

offering environmentally sound solutions for hazardous waste…

  • Drop Off

    Drop Off

    Customers can bring their scrap to our location during regular business hours.


  • PickUp

    Pick Up

    We offer pick up service to most companies in the Jacksonville area.


  • Corporate Accounts

    Corporate Accounts

    Scraprats has a variety of services available for corporate businesses.


Why Recycle?

a few good reasons to go green…

Recycling is good for the environment

Planet EarthRecycling reduces emissions of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change by using less energy to make new products and reducing incinerator and landfill emissions. Mining minerals requires vast amounts of energy. By making products from recycled materials instead of raw materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals. Recycling allows us to reuse materials and conserve natural resources while creating the products we use in our everyday lives.

Recycling is good for communities

Community SymbolExtracting materials from mines or forests is done far from the place where goods are consumed; however recycling starts in your own home. Gathering recyclables and reprocessing them for future products is done locally by people who live, work, and spend money in their own communities. When the materials that are recycled go into new products, they don't go into landfills or incinerators, thereby slowing the growth of landfills and preserving our land. For cities in densely populated areas that have to pay by the ton for their landfill usage, recycling can shave millions of dollars off municipal budgets.

Recycling reduces pollution

Biohazard SymbolIn most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making them from raw materials.

When waste isn't recycled, it is often burned or put in landfills which creates byproducts that pollute the environment. Runoff from landfills and fumes from fire find their way into the air, streams, rivers and oceans harming our health.

Recycling is a source of revenue

Dollar SignRecycling has a variety of economic impacts. Selling your scraps to us is obviously a great way to earn some extra personal cash but its economic effect doesn't stop there. The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities and towns. Economic analysis shows that recycling can generate three times as much revenue per ton as landfill disposal and almost six times as many jobs.

What We Buy

Non-Ferrous Metals, Electronics, and more…

Aluminum (click to view)

  • Aluminum Cans (can be crushed or not, must be dumped in cages outside of the shop)
  • Aluminum Rims & Chromed Aluminum Rims (can have valve stems and wheel weights attached)
  • Aluminum Signs (can have tape and paint)
  • Aluminum Turnings (produced from lathe and milling machines)
  • Aluminum Wire (no insulation and no steel wire in center)
  • Aluminum Siding (clean, no screws, plastic, caulk, etc. new or old)
  • Clip Aluminum (new production, non-painted, thick or thin sheets that have been machine bent or folded, bar stock, plate, etc.)
  • Painted Clip (same as clip with paint)
  • Cast Aluminum (produced by casting when made, most fittings are cast, auto cast alum, etc. no steel)
  • Extrusion Aluminum (6061 or 6063, irrigation pipe, door frames, window frames, no caulk, glass, screws, rubber)
  • Irony Aluminum (50% iron & 50% alum, lawn mower motors, possible lawn chairs, motor parts, etc.)
  • Aluminum Radiators (radiators, no plastic, steel or rubber)
  • Sheet Aluminum (No screws, plastic, caulk or rubber, no glass)
  • Slightly Irony Aluminum (10% maximum iron)

Copper (click to view)

  • #1 Copper (Tubing with no solder or fittings, Some insulated wire that is stripped but not shiny, bright sheet copper, non-insulated stripped house wire that is tarnished from weather exposure)
  • #1 Insulated (wire with copper #12 gauge up to #1 big but still insulated, solid spaghetti wire used commercially, Romex & most house wiring)
  • #2 Copper (tubing with solder/paint/oil or fittings, fine brittle copper wire)
  • #2 Insulated (#14 gauge and smaller - most phone and communication wire)
  • #2 Insulated low yield (has several very small individual insulated wires and larger coating)
  • Bare Bright (Any shiny copper wire/stripped/not burned (burning is illegal, changes grade, is very bad for environment and can result in heavy fines from the EPA)
  • Copper Turnings (produced by lathe and milling when cutting copper parts or bars with no steel contaminants)

Brass (click to view)

  • Brass Turnings (from new brass produced by lathe or milling machines - no steel contamination)
  • Yellow Brass (most plumbing fittings, door hardware, kick plates, etc., - if filed has a yellow color inside)

Radiators (click to view)

  • Car Radiators (made of brass and copper and free of steel, iron, plastic or rubber)
  • Copper Aluminum (coils from air conditioners that have no steel ends)
  • Dirty Car Radiators (same as car radiators but with steel, iron, plastic or rubber)
  • Dirty Copper/Alum (same as copper aluminum but with steel ends)
  • Plastic Aluminum Radiators (Alum coils or radiators that have plastic tanks and some steel)

Steel (click to view)

  • Cast Iron
  • New Steel
  • Old Steel
  • Galvanized (no chain link fence)

Stainless Steel (click to view)

  • 304 Stainless (most restaurant equipment, household sinks if all iron is removed, new manufacturing processes such as sheets for laser cutting machines, etc.)
  • 316 Stainless (has higher content of Nickel, mostly pharmaceutical grade)
  • Irony Stainless (same as 304 and 316 with steel contamination)
  • Stainless Turnings (Free of oil, produced by lathes and milling machines)

Electronics (click to view)

  • Computer Towers
  • Servers
  • Laptops
  • LCD Monitors
  • CRT Monitors (charge)
  • Mother Boards
  • Disk Drives
  • Hard Drives
  • CPU
  • RAM
  • Power Cords
  • Power Supplies
  • Ribbon Cable
  • Cat-5 Cable
  • Cell Phones
  • Lithium-ion Batteries
  • UPS Backup Batteries

Batteries (click to view)

  • Car/Truck (sealed lead acid only)
  • Lithium Ion (from laptops and cell phones)
  • UPS/Computer (sealed lead acid only)

Automotive Cores (click to view)

  • Catalytic Converters
  • Alternators
  • A/C Compressors
  • Transmissions
  • Starters
  • Engines

Miscellaneous (click to view)

  • CATV (commercial underground cable vision wire)
  • Clean lead (sheet lead or any lead with no steel, plastic or paper)
  • Die cast (clean zinc/die cast parts, free of any steel, plastic or paper)
  • Heater Coils (brass, copper and solder, no plastic or steel)
  • Irony Lead (wheel weights or lead with steel contamination)
  • Refinery (mostly steel mixed with other non-ferrous metals, such as copper, brass, etc.)
  • Electric Motors (fan motors, blower motors)
  • Sealed a/c compressors (From a/c units, drained of oil)
  • Ballasts (from florescent lighting)
  • Transformers
  • Computer Scrap

About Us

Our history and location…

Scrap Rats started as a mobile company doing everything from purchasing junk cars to servicing big name corporate operations. As the company grew along with our clientele our next step was to open a convenient location for purchasing scrap metal. We opened our doors to the public mid-July of 2010.

We have a clean 15,000 square foot warehouse with easy access located on the south side of Jacksonville, Florida. Our loading dock style service makes it easy for all customers to offload their metals whether in a car, truck, or even a tractor trailer we can accommodate them all.

We have two purchasing bays each with a 5,000 pound scale and a friendly knowledgeable buyer. Our scales have been tested and permitted by the department of agriculture to ensure our customers an accurate weight every time, because we all know that even a one pound error can mean big bucks.

Our friendly staff is willing and ready to help with any questions or comments you may have. Scrap Rats is a fully licensed and insured company even when we are out servicing our commercial clients.

How to find us…

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