Scrap yards take them. But they don't like to deal with folks that
only have a few pounds of metal. I've hauled in rotors and drums
along with other parts, but only when there is enough for a trailer
load. When in doubt, call.
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According to reports, our curbside recycle is pretty good. I have to put
recyclable stuff, newspapers, plactics, bottles, etc., into a separate can
from my regular trash. We're told that the can gets sorted somewhere and the
various materials are separated into piles where they do the most good.
Assuming what They say and what They do is the same, my rotors should find
their way to a good home. I'll be out a few bucks, but I won't have to buy
gas to drive across town to the recycle center.
Do they say that they accept rotors? The place they would say it is on
the website (e.g,. your city or county public works website).
However, you can call to have washing machines, hot water heaters, etc.,
picked up. I imagine they would take rotors, too.
I think most recycling places glass, plastic, aluminum, and various
types of paper.
Sure they do, but when the trash company comes to my house and gets it, then
I don't have to haul it around. I get a trash bin that can hold 250 pounds
of stuff that I don't want, and this makes my life easy because they come
get it, and the bonus is this crap is no longer in the landfill -- at least
they tell us it isn't in the landfill, I haven't actually been to the dump
to see what goes in ...
They'll take it, I don't know what they'll do with it. I like to think they
can divert it to a pile of other like material that will eventually get
recycled, but I don't really know.
I'm 99% certain that my local metal store does not want the material, and
the effort it takes to find out does not outweigh any financial benefit I
By posting my original question, I was hoping for a clear cut yes or no.
I've gotten a mixed bag of maybe. I'm tossing the rotors (there are only 4
of them) into the recycle bin that I roll out to the curb for the trash
company to pick up. Having the landfills fill up is a serious issue around
here, so if they care about my rotors in the waste stream, they will divert
them as appropriate and if they don't care, then neither do I.
You like to think? Gee, I would like to think that parking my car is in
the middle of the street so I don't have to parallel park is ok, but it
From the above paragraph, the effort is less than the benefit. And the
effort is making a few phone calls or looking things up on the web.
The answer, yes, the material can be recycled.
So can batteries. Where I live, they need to be put in the proper
containers in the proper places. When I have batteries that need to be
recycled, I will look up on the web page and see what I have to do.
Then why did you even bother to ask?
Make yourself feel good that you can pretend that you cared about the
The appropriate way to recycle the rotors depends on the community you
live in. We don't know where you live. Look on the web site for you
department of public works or the company that does the recycling and
see what it says. Or look up the public works department or the waste
management service company in the phone book and give them a call.
You act like it is their fault if it doesn't get recycled when you put
it at the curb. It's not their fault. It is up to you find out where
your waste materials belong. And it is easy to do.
Take it to an iron foundry (iron casting company) its usually pretty good stuff
and can be remelted for garden furniture, brackets and plain exhaust
manifolds/headers. Turbos tend to use spherodial graphite iron as it doesn't
crack so easy under extreams of temperature change.
Jeff, We have curbside recycling here for the normal stuff (newspapers,
bottles/cans & cardboard), and the other stuff like batteries we need to
bring down to the municipal building (on my way to a lot of places) where
they have the big bins. There they have other bins for metal, junk mail,
and a spot to recycle bicycles, among other stuff. I took my rotors there
and the guy said to the metal bin they go. To the metal bin they went.
You might try finding out if your town has a recycling center that takes
more stuff than your curbside picks up. If I put the rotors in my
commingled bin at the curb, they would not take them, get pissed off and
maybe leave the whole bin untouched. There is a specific list of what
they will take at the curb and the likes of rotors and other non-can metal
are not on it.
Metal scrap yards are paying about $190.00 per ton for ferrous metal,
$2.00 a pound for copper, and aluminum is around $.70 cents a pound.
Pricing differs from location. If you have a yard nearby you can scrap
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