• Buying central Texas scrap metal since 1954.
  • Gardner Metal Recycling offers various options
    for the pick up of scrap metal.
  • Our company has recycled millions of pounds
    of metal materials over our long history in Austin.
  • We have a very personal focus on long term
    business relationships and customer satisfaction

Welcome to Gardner

Recycling Metals Since 1954

We are a scrap metal buying company with two convenient marketplaces for your scrap metal.  Our Gardner Metal facility is located in downtown Austin just east of IH-35, and our Southside Recycling facility is located in south Austin on South Congress Avenue.


Our Services

We Do It All

We offer various sized containers and scrap metal pickup options for our commercial clients.  Gardner Metal Recycling has, and will always be, dedicated to providing quality services to meet all of your metal recycling needs. Contact us today!


What We Buy

Aluminum, Copper, Brass

We have been buying central Texas scrap metal since 1954. We buy all types of aluminum including: Cans, window and door frames, sheet, and aluminum alloys. We buy copper and brass, stainless steel and high temp alloys, electronics, iron and more.

Metal Recycling Information
We have a fleet of trucks on call to pick up scrap metals anywhere in the greater Austin area. We do pay our same competitive prices for all metals picked up. We only need 24 hours of advanced notice to schedule and we will be there within the time frame that works best for you. We do require a minimum amount of 1000 lbs for all non-iron pickups and a minimum of 5000 lbs for all iron pickups. View More

We offer containers at no charge for scrap metal. We will deliver them to wherever you need them, and pick them up when they are full and replace them with new empty containers if necessary. If drop off service is not necessary, come to either of our locations and we will furnish you with a container on-site.

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To sell regulated metals in the state of Texas, the seller must:

1. Have a valid U.S. state driver’s license, U.S. state I.D., or U.S. military I.D.
2. Have a motorized vehicle with a valid license plate.
3. Have a permanent residence

At Gardner’s we honor the rules and regulations of the State of Texas and City of Austin. For a list of all regulated metals and the State of Texas Scrap Metal Law, Click Here.

Please call us at

(512) 477-3900

for live pricing on all metals we purchase. Or come and visit one of our two Central Texas facilities. We promise that you will leave happy and with more money in your pocket.

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  • I trust Gardners to pay top dollar for my scrap metal. Gardners works hard to earn my business.
    They serve my needs by providing recycle bins and picking them up when full.

    Russ-

  • We’ve used many of the local recycling companies in Austin, however Gardner Metals’ staff is far above the competition.
    They are service oriented and provide us with the best solution and pricing for our high-tech needs.

    Mark P.-Chip Semiconductor

Contact Us

Gardner Metal Recycling
1201 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 477-3900
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Southside Recycling
8408 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 292-1022
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