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Scrap Metal Donations

Donate your Scrap Metal

Do you have a box of inch-long remnants of copper pipe from that kitchen remodel back in 1970? How about a couple of bent and burnt aluminum pots or an old tire rim? Or maybe its just a few scrap metal pieces you found while cleaning out the basement. Even a little goes a long way. If your basement is choked with stuff like this but your conscience tells you metal is easily recycled but you know it will cost you more in gas than the money you’d make at the scrap yard. Here is a solution that is good for your basement, the animals, and your conscience; consider donating you scrap metal to G.W. Zoo to help support the animals.

Whether you’re cleaning out the garage or cleaning out an old farm stead, you can help the animals. Seriously though, those few old bits of metal might not seem significant, however scrap metal is very useful for us as it provides a very quick and direct way to help fund our day to day operations. At about 75 cents per pound for ferrous metals (irons and steels) and about 3 dollars per pound for cuprous metals (copper, brass, bronze) it isn’t worth the average person gas and driving to recycle a few old coat hangers or faucet knobs. However at the G.W. Zoo, these small amounts of metal accumulated from many different sources can add up quickly.

If you have Scrap Metal to donate, please give us a call at (405) 665-5197 and we’ll do the dirty work.

Examples of household metals items we accept:

  • Dishwashers
  • Clothes Washers
  • Clothes Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Stoves
  • Wall Ovens
  • Refrigerators/Freezers (by law, you must remove the doors before setting refrigerators and freezers outside)
  • Microwave Ovens, etc.
  • Bicycles
  • Metal Cabinets, Desks, Doors and Filing Cabinets
  • Other Metal Goods (bed frames, exercise equipment, poles)
  • Fencing, Chain Link and Wire (fencing must be rolled up and free of rust)
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Empty Propane Tanks (barbecue grill type)
  • Iron Furniture and Railings
  • Lawnmowers (empty the mower of all fuel and oil fluids and remove batteries)
  • Metal Sheds (sheds must be disassembled)
  • Shower Stalls
  • Aluminum Lawn Chairs
  • Swing Sets (swing sets must be disassembled and without concrete on legs)

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