Water Heaters

Scrap Your Water Heaterwater heater recycling

Finger Lakes Recycling will recycle your water heaters. If you are a homeowner, contractor, or professional plumbing business, bring old water heaters to us to be recycled. We will reimburse you for your water heater!

Can I Scrap Whole Water Heaters?

Scrapping the entire water heater will result in a lower rate since it will be treated as a mixed metal scrap. There are valuable parts on the water heater which may be extracted and sold for a higher price. The following are examples of common materials that may be removed from a water heater:

  • Copper: Heating elements, internal copper tubes, fittings and wire
  • Brass: Valves (i.e. drain valve), gas regulator, and knobs
  • Aluminum: Pilot Light pipe, burner pipes, and valves

Scrap Water Heater Value

Water heaters can range in price from $7 to $30, depending on size and materials used. The price will vary depending on whether the tank is recycled in its whole or whether the most valuable portions are removed first.

Before you visit, check the current pricing for each type of metal on the market today. This will assist you in determining if it is worthwhile to separate the materials or just recycle the water heater as a whole.

Recycle Your Water Heater at Finger Lakes Recycling Scrap

We offer scrap metal container services to store your water heater and allow for easier transport back to our scrapping facilities. You can call us at 585-762-9080. Questions? Contact us today to learn more about recycling a water heater.

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