At J.F.R. Salvage, Inc. we purchase all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal.  We also purchase E-Scap. Price depends on the type of metal being recycled and is paid per weight of the material.  Once the metal is purchased we then go through a series of stages to sort, process, and sell the material.  The material is then shipped to various companies throughout the northeast where it is ultimately melted and used for production of new material.

Non-Ferrous Metals We Scrap

Bare & Bright Copper

Bare & Bright Copper Wire consists of bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire, not smaller than 16 gauge. 

No. 1 Copper

Consists of clean unalloyed copper solids and must be uncoated.  Clean copper pipe or tubing free of any oxidation, paint, solder.

No. 2 Copper

Consists of clean unalloyed copper solids. May include clean, oxidized or coated (plated) copper.  Copper pipe or tubing containing any paint, solder, tarnish, as well as burnt copper wire.

Light Copper

Light Copper consists of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper solids. May include sheet copper, gutters, downspouts.

Insulated Copper

Insulated Copper wire consists of copper wire scrap with various types of insulation. To be bought on a sample or recovery basis. 

Yellow Brass

Consists of mixed yellow brass solids, including brass castings, rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brasses, including plated brass.  Does not include bullet casings.

Red Brass

Consists of red brass scrap, valves, machinery bearings and other machinery parts, including miscellaneous castings made of copper, tin, zinc, and/or lead. 

Auto Radiators

Auto Radiators consists of mixed automobile radiators made of brass and copper, to be free of aluminum radiators, and iron-finned radiators.

Aluminum Copper Radiators

Consists of clean aluminum and copper radiators, and/or aluminum fins on copper tubing, free of brass tubing, iron and other foreign contamination. 


All types free of any iron, glass, plastic, and paper. Aluminum wheels of a single specified alloy, free of all inserts, steel, wheel weights, valve stems. Aluminum radiators clean of all plastic & iron as well as siding & clean castings.


Lead consists of clean soft scrap lead and clean lead solids, free of other materials such as battery plates, lead covered cable, dirty chemical lead and radioactive materials. 

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans (UBC) consists 
of all aluminum beverage cans (Beers cans, soda cans, etc)

Auto Batteries

Auto Batteries consists of any lead/acid based battery.  We do not accept any nickel cadmium or alkaline batteries. 

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel consists of clean non-magnetic stainless steel clips and solids containing a minimum 7% nickel.

Ferrous Metals We Scrap

Prepared Steel (3′ x 18″)

Consists of angle, channel, beams, flat plate, and other types of structural steel.  Car frames, car rears (without hubs and rotors), farm machinery, car wheels (without wheel weights & valve stems), and other types of mild steel.  No cast iron, motor parts, leaf springs, hard steel, chrome or galvanized steel, electric motors, shocks, and closed containers.  None of the items in EXPORT list allowed. 

Export Steel (#1 Steel 5′ x 2′)

Consists of truck steel, hard steel, shafts, gears, dozer parts, heavy equipment parts, truck wheels, boilers, leaf springs, railroad Steel (with authorized paperwork), hubs, rotors, and reinforcing rods.  No cast iron, motor parts, electric motors, chrome or galvanized, shocks, and closed containers.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron consists of radiators, boilers, tubs, sash weights, etc.

Motor Blocks

Motors Blocks consists of all car motors and associated parts including transmissions.

Light Iron

Light Iron consists of all sheet metal/tin thinner than ¼”.  This includes appliances, water heaters, oil tanks (hole cut and drained), lawnmowers, bikes, etc. 

Complete Cars

All automobiles with motor, transmission, radiator, battery, catalytic converter included. All cars must have a valid title with no exceptions. A certificate of salvage (MV-6 Form) may be completed and notarized if a title is unobtainable.  Tires are subject to $3/tire deduction.  Cars missing any of the above parts will be priced accordingly.

Unprepared Steel

Consists of all heavy steel greater than (5’ X 2’). This includes full size dump trucks, farm equipment, etc. Truck tires and tractor tires are subject to a $10/tire deduction. 


Turnings consist of all shavings usually resulting from a machining process. They are priced accordingly depending on the type of metal (steel, aluminum, brass, stainless steel).

Miscellaneous Metals We Scrap

Catalytic Converters (Cats)

(Per piece) Found on cars from 1975-recent are found on the exhaust system and reduce emissions.  Price varies by  type and contents in the converter. 

Electric Motors

Consist of mixed sizes of copper bearing electric motor scrap, free of steel attachments. No loose iron, dirt, rubber or non-metallics, No sealed units or cast iron compressors.

E-Scrap and Container Services


We purchase circuit boards, various computer cards, and computer towers. Price is based on type of board/card and recovery. We do not take any type of computer monitors or televisions.  Please call for any additional information.

Container Services

We offer roll-off container service for your scrap metal.  Whether it’s a commercial account or a residential clean-up, we have open top containers varying from 10, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yards to fit the job.  We’ll drop the container at your location for you to fill with your scrap metal.  We’ll pick it up when ready and bring the material back to our facility to sort, weigh, and price accordingly.