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At Albany Recycling Center we accept and recycle all sorts of materials, from aluminum cans to e-waste, from copper to car parts and just about everything else you may need to recycle. Located in Albany, MN, most of our services and accounts are based throughout Central Minnesota (Freeport, Melrose, Albany, Holdingford, Avon, etc.); however, we can and will handle nationwide accounts if the need arises.

 

Materials We BUY

 

Copper

#1 Copper - Clean, unalloyed and uncoated copper that contains no brass, paint, plastic or other materials.

#2 Copper - Uncoated and unalloyed copper that contains minimal brass, paint, plastic, insulation or rubber. We also accept sheet copper, dirty copper, copper turnings, etc.

#1 Bare Brite Copper - Bare uncoated copper wire no smaller than 16 gauge.

Stainless Steel

Accepting stainless steel solids and turnings.

Auto Batteries

We accept old and unusable automotive batteries.

Brass

Accepting yellow and red brass free of non-metallic materials and iron as well as dirty brass which can contain some iron, rubber, almunium, plastic or other foreign materials.

Aluminium Cans

All types of aluminum beverage cans (in original condition or crushed).

All Types of Aluminium

We accept all types of aluminum including: ACSR aluminum wire, Bare Electrical Current (EC) wire, aluminum rims, Die Cast Aluminum, Copper Aluminum Cores, Sheet Aluminum, Cast Aluminum, Aluminum Turnings, etc.

Radiators

All types of radiators including vehicles, lawn mowers, off-road vehicles, etc.

Lead

Accepting soft, clean scrap lead and hard lead.

Electric Motors

Accepting electric motors from small appliances and outdoor equipment.

Insulated Wire

#1 Insulated Copper Wire - Copper wire with a chip rate of 60% or higher and a thickness of at least a 1/4".

#2 Insulated Copper Wire - Copper wire with a chip rate of 59% or less and with a diameter thickness less than 1/4", including extension cords, electrical appliance cords, etc.

Electrical Current (EC) insulated wire - Wire with aluminum as the conductive element coated/insulated with plastic or rubber..

  • Starters
  • Alternators
  • A.C. Pumps
  • Transformers

 

Materials/Products We Accept for a Small Fee

 

Appliances

Refrigerators, Stove Tops, Ovens, Microwaves, Washers, Dryers, Water Heaters, Water Softeners, etc.

Televisions

Flat Screen TVs, Counsel TVs, etc.

E-Waste

Computer Monitors, Scanners, Fax Machines, Printers, Keyboards, Computer Speakers, Computer Mice

 

Business Accounts

At Albany Recycling Center we work with local area business, such as schools, computer repair centers, hospitals and automotive/mechanic shops to assist with their recycling needs. We are able to set-up effective agreements in which we provide material pick-up, payment and recycling services to business on a regular basis. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will work with your business to determine when and how often pick-up is necessary, helping you maintain an efficient work place.

 

Contact us for additional information regarding our acceptable e-waste products.

 

Material Pick-Up

Material Pick-Up is provided to businesses and organizations, this can be arranged on a regular basis or you can contact us for one-time recycling assistance. Residential material pick-up is currently not provided unless special circumstances arise, please contact us with questions regarding pick-up or clean-up assistance.

 

If you have questions regarding a product or item you would like to recycle please contact us for information about the best way to dispose of it.

 

Materials We Do NOT Accept:

At this time, Albany Recycling Center does NOT accept the following materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Carpeting
  • Closed Containers*
  • Furniture - Couches, Recliners, etc.
  • Glass
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Mattresses
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Rubber - Tires, Hoses, etc.
  • Waste Oil
  • Wood

*Any closed containers, not limited to, but including Beer Kegs, Fuel Tanks, Oxygen Bottles, any Gas Bottles, Un-opened Fire Extinguishers, Propane Tanks, Aerosol Cans, Loaded or Unloaded Bullet Shells and Casings, etc.