690 W EXCHANGE ROAD

OGDEN, UT 84401

801.393.5396

frequently asked questions


MON-SAT

OFFICE: 8 AM - 5 PM

SCALES: 8 AM - 4:45 PM

What are the age requirements to turn in recyclables and be paid?

     If you are turning in aluminum cans, newspaper, tin foil, aluminum foil, household plastics or household food cans there are no limits or identification required.  
 

    If you are turning in any other type of material you need to be 18 or older and meet all identification requirements. 

​What are the identification requirements to turn in recyclables and be paid?

     
If you are turning in aluminum cans, newspaper, household food foils, household plastics or household food cans there is no identification required.

     If you are turning in any other type of material you will need to provide a valid phone number, we will take a vehicle description and plate number, current address as well as you will be required to present one of the following items:   

  • Active Duty Military Identification- You will also need to provide your state issued drivers license or state issued identification card 
  • United States issued Passport
  • State issued identification card
  • State issued drivers license    


    All identification must be current and unexpired. Expired identification will be refused. All identification must be able to scan clearly. If our cashier is unable to clearly see all information and photo the item will be refused. You must be recognizable to your identification image. If you are unrecognizable in your identification it will be refused.

Why do recycling companies require identification?

     
The identification requirements are there to verify your identity and make sure we are within state, federal and local laws.


What do I do if my property is stolen?

     

     First, contact your local police and make a report. They will give you a case number which we will need to provide any information on the case. 

    Second, call us. Give us the case number, item description (material, weight, condition) and when the item was taken/last seen. If you have any suspect information this would be great as would any photos or video related to the case. After your case has been issued a number you can come down to look for your materials.

    We cannot provide any personal/transaction information to you but work very closely with all law enforcement agencies. 

Can I turn in property that once belonged to the Railroad, a city or state?

     Yes and no. A lot of property that was once railroad, city or state property needs to have certain paperwork and criteria met. If you are contracted to remove said materials you should receive a release from the proper channels before trying to recycle any of it. If you have a question on your material please call us and we can help you find what type of paperwork you will need.​

Do you offer bin service or pick up?

     
Yes we do. We can bring various sized bins to almost any location. We offer flatbed service and can bring our own equipment as needed. We can place bins for use long term or for one time jobs. The amount of recyclable material you have will be the determining factor on if we provide this service. For smaller loads (1-3 appliances) we do not currently offer a pick-up service. The cost of picking up a small load like this would cause us to have to charge you rather than pay you. 

Do you offer a garbage service?

   
No we do not. 

Do you take items that contain Freon?

     
Yes. You are required to inform us when dropping the material so that it can be safely and professionally evacuated. We provide this as a free service to keep our earth clean. You will get the same price on your material whether or not it contains FREON.

 Do you sell material to the public?

    
Yes. We have a large inventory of reusable materials that we sell in designated areas. We do NOT sell any car parts.

 Why are some items not for sale?

 
     We are at times contracted to destroy items. 

 Are your scales certified? 

   
Yes. We have yearly state inspections to be sure our scales meet all legal requirements. In addition we have our scales serviced by an independent scale company anytime we suspect they may need new calibration.

 Do you accept cars, trucks and other vehicles from the public?


      
Yes. All vehicles must have a free and clear title and the person recycling the vehicle must be 18 or older with identification matching the registered owner on the vehicle.


Do you post your prices online?

      No. With prices changing sometimes multiple times per day it is just not realistic for us at this point. 

Are hard hats required?

   
Anyone unloading in the Iron Yard needs to wear a hard hat. We have plenty of hard hats to loan out during your transaction. Please check in at the truck scale for your hard hat.

Do you have any coupons or specials?

   
Yes. Please sign up for our newsletter for our best coupons and early entry into our contests. 

What items are NOT accepted?

  • Carpet and Carpet Pad
  • Chemicals
  • Computer Monitors
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • ​Fiberglass
  • Grocery Bags
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Household Batteries
  • Kegs
  • Light Bulbs
  • Mattresses
  • Oil
  • ​Porcelain Items
  • Radioactive Items
  • Rubber
  • Sealed Tanks
  • Sensitive Documents (No shred service available)
  • Styrofoam
  • Televisions
  • ​Truck Shells
  • Vinyl
  • Window Glass
  • Wood