Austin Scrap Metal Recycling


Austin Scrap Metal Recycling

Welcome to Gardner

Gardner Metal Recycling is a leader in purchasing scrap metal and scrap metal recycling in Central Texas, and has been for over 50 years. Our Gardner Metal facility is organized so that our customers can get in and out easily. We are located in South Austin, TX on South Congress Avenue.

What We Buy

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.

Our Services

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!

Get Paid for Scrap Metal

Looking to sell your scrap metal? Simply call or come in for your free estimate on your aluminum, copper, iron, electronics and more. If you accept our offer, we’ll pay you cash on the spot in exchange for your material.

Your metal will then be recycled and reused. You’ll not only be doing good for the environment but you’ll get paid for it too!

  • 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.

  • 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

Free Quote

Contact us for a free pricing quote today and we’ll get back to you in 1 business day.

OR CALL (512) 872-5927

What We Buy

For the past 50 years, we’ve been paying central Texans for just about every type of scrap metal in existence. From large-scale industrial metals to household scraps, we’ll take it all—window and door frames, sheet, and aluminum alloys, copper and brass, stainless steel and high-temp alloys, electronics, iron and even aluminum cans.

Here’s a comprehensive list of most of the materials we’ll pay you for on the spot. If you’re not sure whether or not we’ll consider a material, just contact us and we will be happy to help you out.

  • Aluminum recycling (aluminum can recycling, window and door frames, sheet and aluminum alloys)
  • Copper recycling (all types, including #1 and #2 copper pipe and wire)
  • Brass (all types, including red brass, yellow brass and plumbing brass)
  • Stainless steel (all stainless steel and other alloys such as titanium, Inconel and Nitronic 60)
  • Electronics (various types including electric motors, motherboards, power supplies and heat sinks)
  • Ferrous metals (various types of steel, iron and tin including cast, structural, plate, prepared and unprepared, cold rolled and busheling)
  • High-temp. alloys (Hastelloy, Inconel, Nitronic, molybdenum, titanium and tantalum)
  • Aluminum cans
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Scrap Metal Pickup

Don’t have a way to transport your metal construction debris? We’ve got you covered! Our friendly and expert staff here at Gardner Metals will be happy to help you out. We’ll come directly to your jobsite in the greater Austin area and pick up all your leftover material to haul back to our metal recycling center.

If you need containers to hold your scrap metal as you work, we offer containers of all sizes—from large roll-off dumpsters to cardboard boxes. We’ll make it as easy as possible for you, by dropping off the containers before you begin your job, and picking them up and hauling them away once you’re finished.

Whatever your metal recycling needs, we are here to help make the process easy.

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Demolition and Clearing

Leave the process of demolition and clearing to us. We’ve got an expert team and plenty of experience in demolition services. We will come to your job site and take care of the entire process from start to finish, razing your site and hauling your leftover metals back to our recycling center to be processed as fresh manufacturing material. We supply the team, the equipment and all necessary materials for a safe and speedy demolition job.

Our experienced team members will take care of the whole job from start to finish, leaving the grounds completely cleared and ready for construction. You’ll save money from the metals we buy from you, as well as the headache and stress of such a dangerous and complicated job. Let us take care of the hard part so that you don’t have to.

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Scrap Metal Recycling

Here at Gardner Metals, we’re committed to environmental sustainability. Recycling metal decreases the need for mining, lowers production costs for metal manufacturers and ensures that valuable resources are preserved through reuse. That is why we are honored to pay you on the spot for your scrap metal. We collect, weigh, sort and process your leftover metal, and we’ll pay you competitive scrap metal prices for the privilege.

When you partner with us to take care of your leftover metals, you will be helping to preserve valuable resources for the environment, create more recycled products for our economy and put money back in your own pocket.

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About Gardner

Gardner Metal Recycling has been a premier Austin recycling center in Central Texas since 1954. We offer a variety of metal recycling services, from scrap metal pickup to on-site container delivery and even on-the-spot payment for recycling material at our South Austin facility. Our goal is to provide you, our customer, with competitive pricing, outstanding service and, above all, a stress-free scrap metal recycling experience.

As a family owned and operated service in the heart of Austin, Texas, we’re proud to have served our community for their commercial, residential and industrial metal recycling needs for more than 30 years. Our friendly and helpful staff is dedicated to giving you unmatched professionalism and reliable services you can trust.

When you partner with us, you can be confident that you’ll receive the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible service for your metal recycling needs. Let us take your scrap metal service to a whole new level! We look forward to having the pleasure of serving you.

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Because we want to make your metal recycling a stress-free experience, we offer a variety of recycling services to meet your every need. If you have leftover scrap metal, we’ll pay you on the spot to recycle it. If you need to transport your scrap metals, we’ll come to your home or project site and haul it away. If you need demolition service and scrap clearing, we’ll take care of everything from start to finish.

If you’re working on a particularly large job, we also offer various sizes of containers to safely hold all scrap metal as you work. We’ll simply drop off the containers before you start your job, and then we’ll haul them away once you’re ready. Whatever your needs, we can help.

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Conveniently located on South Congress Avenue, just west of I-35, our scrap yard facility sits in the heart of Austin, Texas. The Gardner Metal Recycling facility is designed for the ease of our customers, with plenty of space for parking and unloading to make the recycling process as simple and streamlined as possible. We hold our Austin recycling facility to the highest standards of cleanliness and organization—many of our customers have even said ours is the cleanest recycling yard they’ve ever visited. We take great pride in this distinction, because we know that customers want to visit a clean and safe environment while selling their scrap metal.

When you visit us here at Gardner Metals, our friendly team of experts have you covered. We are happy to handle your scrap metals for you, unloading and sorting materials so that your recycling experience is as easy and effortless as possible. Please note that we do require that all customers coming in to sell scrap metal arrive in a vehicle—no walk-ups allowed. This is for the safety of all those involved in this process.

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