What We Accept

Contrary To What You May Believe, Not Everything Can Be Sold Here.





Material                              Yes/No
Aluminum (NO CANS) YES
Brass (All Varieties) YES 
Catalytic Converters (All Makes) YES
Copper (All Varieties)                                YES
Electric Motors (All Varieties)                       YES
Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap or E-Waste)*                  YES
Iron YES
Lead (All Varieties) YES
Lead Batteries (Car Batteries)                  YES
Li-Ion Batteries (Laptop) YES
Steel (Prepared Shred) YES
Ink Cartridges* YES

*Electronic or Computer Scrap (E-Scrap or E-Waste)

Motherboards, Circuit Boards, Memory, Processors, Cell Phones, ICU Chips, Gold Connectors, Laptops-Whole, Hard Drives, Monitor Yokes, Power Supplies, CD Drives and more!

*Ink cartridges can be accepted but not paid for!



Not Accepted





Material                              Yes/No
Appliances* NO
Aluminum Cans NO
Steel (3ft+ in length) NO
Stainless Steel (3ft+ in length)                  NO
Large Truck Toolboxes* NO
Oversized or Bulky Aluminum* NO
Vehicles NO
Boats NO
Engines & Transmission w/oilpan* NO
Balaces NO
T'V's NO
Flat Screen Monitors or TV's NO
CRT Monitors NO
Rubber NO
Glass NO
Concrete NO
Fabric NO
Sealed Units* NO
Tanks* NO
Kegs* NO

*Appliances must be completely broken down

*Large toolboxes must be cut in half or have the locks removed

*Oversized or bulky Aluminum as determined onsite

*Engines & transmissions must have oilpans and ALL fluids removed

*Sealed Units must have holes punched or be cut in half

*Tanks must be cut in half

*Kegs must be cut in half



Where to Find Us              1635 E. Madison Ave.        Des Moines, IA 50313

Current Prices  
#1 Copper $3.35
#2 Copper $3.15
Brass $2.10
Alum. Siding $0.40
Aluminum $0.35
Shred (Prep) $0.05
#1 Cast Iron $0.09
Gold Memory $12.00
HG Boards $2.75
iSeries (Specialty) $1.40
LGMB $1.40+-
LG Boards $0.20
Ceramic Proc. $30.00+-
Power Supply $0.15+-

Where to Find Us:


American Scrap Co
1635 E. Madison Ave.

Des Moines, IA


Phone: 515-265-9876

Mon-Fri 8:00am-11:30aam


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