J. Trockman & Sons Industial Scrap Metal & Recycling

Reuse with Retail Recycling

Unlike paper, there is no limit to the number of times metal can be recycled.

Why recycle? Any reiteration of metal is as strong as the first, so recycling metals is vital to reducing the burden on landfills and our needs for raw materials.

We follow all federal and state laws on what can and cannot be accepted for recycling, but will work hard to meet all the community’s scrap metal recycling needs, providing effortless and timely service. We provide indoor pay windows and ease of access to our facility paired with a clean and customer-service focused atmosphere.

What Can I Recycle

We accept a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals


  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Old Sheet Aluminum
  • Painted Siding
  • Brasses and Bronze
  • Copper wire and Tubing
  • Die Cast
  • Electric Motors & Compressors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Lead & Batteries
  • Radiators
  • Stainless Steel & Alloys


  • Automobiles with titles
  • Auto Cast
  • Barrels, Pails, Buckets Drums (must be rinsed, dried and lids must be removed)
  • Baling Clip
  • Busheling
  • Cast Iron
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Household Appliances (except those containing freon)
  • Shearing Iron
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel (Prepared and Unprepared)

If you don’t see your metal listed or have a question, just give us a call!

What Can't I Recycle

Trockman & Sons does not accept the following items:

  • Sealed Containers
  • Appliances with freon
  • Containers under pressure (oxygen, propane, freon, fuel tanks, etc.)
  • Sealed containers
  • Kegs
  • Tires
  • Safes and vaults
  • Non-metallics (plastics, cardboard, wood, glass, etc.)
  • Whole torque converters
  • Radioactive or explosive materials
  • Capacitors
  • Anything containing mercury
  • Cans, drums, and containers with residual material
  • Asbestos-contaminated materials
  • Mobile devices or computers
  • TVs, telephone materials, radios or any electronic office equipment
  • Liquids or general waste materials

How Does it Work?

When you drop off your scrap metal, it’s well on it’s way to be converted into something usable. Manufacturers purchase metal to make a product, and scrap metal is the byproduct of manufacturing process. Companies and consumers purchase the product, and at the end of the product’s lifetime it also become scrap. We purchase the scrap from manufacturers, companies, and consumers or you bring your items to Trockman & Sons. All metal is processed to meet mill and foundry specifications based on the size, shape, and chemistry of the metal.

The mill or foundry that purchased the scrap melts it down and produces new sheets of metal. Metal converters or fabricators buy the metal sheets from mills or foundries to produce a product and the process repeats itself indefinitely.

From the smallest to the largest

Trockman & Sons is here to help with all your scrap metal needs. Come see us today!

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Call us at (812) 425-5271, or visit our facilities at 1017 Bayse St. Evansville, IN 47714. Open weekdays from 7:30 AM - 4 PM.

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