What can you recycle with Alton Materials?

Alton Materials is a full-service ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling company that purchases the following materials from commercial and industrial businesses, as well as the general public.

Materials We Buy

Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling alton pittsfield sparta


  • Automobiles
  • Busheling/Clips/Stampings
  • Plate & structural (P&S)
  • Heavy melt steel (HMS)
  • Rail & OTM
  • Cast iron (all grades)
  • Heavy cast machinery
  • Sheet iron & appliances
  • Motor blocks
  • Demolition scrap
  • Tool steel & carbide


  • Copper/Brass (all grades)
  • Aluminum (all grades)
  • Stainless steel
  • Insulated Wire – copper, aluminum, lead
  • Lead (all grades)
  • Electric motors
  • High-temperature alloys
  • Zinc (all grades)
  • Titanium (all grades)
  • Nickel (all grades)
  • Catalytic converters

Materials we don’t buy

While we try to accommodate all of our customers needs, Alton Materials does not accept the following materials for purchase:

  • Computer or electronics scrap such as TVs, microwaves, monitors, keyboards, etc.
  • Paper, plastic, cardboard, or glass
  • Liquids or fluids of any kind
  • Hazardous waste or chemicals
  • Radioactive materials
  • Flammable materials – no ammunition or explosives
  • Closed containers such as fuels/gas tanks, beer kegs, enclosed drums or tanks with no 2′ x 2′ hole