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Information Sections

  1. Accepted Materials
    • --Copper
    • --Brass and Bronze
    • --Precious Metals
    • --Radiators
    • --Aluminium
    • --Stainless Steel
    • --Lead
    • --Electronic Scrap
    • --Iron and Steel
    • --Cars and Trucks
  2. Unaccepted Materials
    • --Motorhomes, RVs or Trailers
    • --Refrigerants
    • --Asbestos or Materials that contain Asbestos
    • --Oils, Gasoline, Diesel, Antifreeze or other Petroleum Products
    • --Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
    • --Sodium Azide
    • --Paint Containers
    • --Mercury
    • --Military Scrap
    • --Explosive Scrap
    • --Radioactive Materials
    • --Non-Metallic Scrap
  3. Conditionally Accepted Materials
    • --Air Conditioning Compressors
    • --Drums, Barrels and Other Containers
    • --Gas Cylinders
    • --Aerosol Cans
  4. Clean vs. Dirty Metals
  5. Sorting Metals
  6. Our Procedures

Accepted Materials

Copper dark red when ground on, corrodes blueish green non-magnetic
Bare Copper Inlcudes wire without insulation, uncoated copper plumbing materials, shavings, etc
Insulated Copper Wire Wire covered with plastic insulation such as extension cords, ethernet cable, household wiring, vehicle wire harnesses, christmas lights etc NOTE: We cannot pay for Coaxial cable
Electric Motors
Electric Ballast Most commonly used with fluorescent lights to regulate voltage
Alternators Used with vehicles to charge the battery
Starters Most commonly used with fluorescent lights to regulate voltage
Brass and Bronze yellow-gold or reddish-gold in color non-magnetic
Yellow Brass Thin or thick walled scrap, used in plumbing components, musical insturment components, and mechanical components
Red Brass Similar to Yellow Brass, has more brass content. Mostly used in larger plumbing components
Rainbirds Commercial or Industrial water sprinklers made from brass
Ammo Casings NOTE: We can only accept empty casings.
Precious Metals

Catalytic Converters NOTE: Honeycomb interior must be intact. These are priced individually. If the factory markings are visible, we can price most accurately. Please call or email us for more specific pricing.
Radiators silver or black in color
Aluminium Radiators Aluminium fins without copper tubes or any plastic
Aluminium/Copper Radiators Aluminium fins with copper tubing
Copper/Brass Radiators Copper fins and tubes with brass sides, usually black in color
Complete Air Conditioning Units NOTE: Refrigerant must be drained before we can accept these
Aluminium silver in color non-magnetic doesn't spark when ground on
Sheet Aluminium Thin scrap such as building materials, framing, tubing, etc
Extruded Aluminium Thin walled scrap extruded (not pinched) through a pattern like play-doh, such as window frames, cpu heatsinks, sliding door hardware, etc NOTE: Window screens are often confused as extruded, but they are folded sheet metal
Cast Aluminium Thick walled porous scrap pressed into a mold, has no welded joints, and a visible casting line where the two halves of the mold met. Such as cylinder heads, engine blocks, pots & pans, etc
Aluminium Cans Any aluminium beverage can NOTE: Does not include food cans, tinfoil or similar materials
Aluminium Wheels Chrome-plated, passenger vehicle or commercial vehicle wheels NOTE: Wheels must be stripped of rubber to be acceptable
EC Wire Insulated aluminium wire, no steel center wire
ASCR/Polytriplex Aluminium wire with steel center wire, can be bundled with EC Wire
Aluminium Shavings Fine, leftover scraps from drilling or cutting aluminium
Stainless Steel silver in color non-magnetic sparks when ground on
304/316 Stainless Thin walled scrap used in appliances, eating utenils, pots & pans, medical equipment, etc NOTE: We buy magnetic stainless steel as Tin (see section under "Iron and Steel")
Stainless Steel Shavings Fine, leftover scraps from drilling or cutting stainless steel NOTE: We buy magnetic stainless steel as Tin (see section under "Iron and Steel")
Lead grey/silver in color non-magnetic extremely malleable
Scrap Lead Soft, malleable scrap, most commonly used as weights or in ammunition NOTE: We don't pay for lead+copper breakage
Lead Wheel Weights NOTE: Steel wheel weights are bought as Tin (see section under "Iron and Steel")
Lead Acid Batteries NOTE: We don't pay for Absolyte, Li-Ion, Ni-Cd or similar batteries.

NOTE 2: We will pay 5¢/lb extra if batteries are brought to us as shown here
Electronic Scrap internal computer components cell phones
Computer Motherboards Circuit board that all computer components attach to, usually green in color
Computer Ram
Computer PCIE Cards Expansion cards such as graphics cards, sound cards, ethernet cards, etc
Computer CPUs
Computer Hard Drives Storage device which stores data on disks that spin NOTE: Non-moving storage drives like usb drives, SSDs or external hard drives are bought as Tin (see section under "Iron and Steel")
Computer Optical Drives CD/DVD drives, floppy disc drives, blu-ray drives, etc
Complete Laptops
Complete Cell Phones
Iron & Steel silver,grey or brown in color magnetic
Prepared Iron At least 1/4" thick, 2' x 4' in size at most NOTE: Steel wheels must be stripped of rubber to be acceptable
Unprepared Iron At least 1/4" thick, bigger than 2' x 4'
Tin/Appliances Thin sheet iron, appliances, fencing, bicycles, siding, etc
Cast Iron Thick walled porous scrap pressed into a mold, has no welded joints, and a visible casting line where the two halves of the mold met. Such as cylinder heads, engine blocks, pots & pans, etc
Cars and Trucks complete or stripped vehicles to be scrapped
Complete Vehicles Vehicles with no substantially missing parts or additional junk inside NOTE: We do not accept motorhomes, trailers or RVs unless they've been stripped of all non-metallic scrap
Stripped Vehicles Vehicles with substantially missing parts or addtional junk inside NOTE: We do not accept motorhomes, trailers or RVs unless they've been stripped of all non-metallic scrap

Unacceptable Materials

Motorhomes, RVs or Trailers

We do not accept motorhomes, RVs, or trailers (with or without a title) unless they've been stripped of all non-metallic scrap.
Refrigerants

Air Conditioners, Refrigerators/Freezers, and most vehicles contain a refrigerant system to cool air down. We are prohibited from accepting any scrap with refrigerant that hasn't been properly discharged from the system (40 CFR §82.155(2)(ii)). We are also required to have our customers sign a document certifying that all refrigerants have been properly discharged (40 CFR §82.155(2)).
Asbestos or Materials that contain Asbestos

Asbestos is found in some pipe insulation, I-beam surface material, tanks, structural or demolition debris. We do not accept any scrap containing asbestos.
Oils, Gasoline, Diesel, Antifreeze, or other Petroleum Products

We do not accept scrap with hydraulic fluids, gear oils, grease, etc UNLESS it has been drained properly. NOTE: Hydraulic equipment must be drained of fluid, all hoses removed and any hydraulic cylinders cut open before we can accept it.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

PCBs were primarily used as coolants or lubricants in electronic components such as transformers, capacitors, or electric motors. PCB production was banned in the United States un 1979, but remains present in other materials such as paints, printing inks, clothing dyes, and petroleum based lubricants as a byproduct of their manufacture. We do not accept any scrap containing PCBs. NOTE: Versions of these products which do not contain PCBs are acceptable as scrap.
Sodium Azide

Sodium Azide is a solid, similar to salt or a gas. It is most commonly used in airbags, whereby igniting sodium azide produces the nitrogen gas that fills the airbag. Sodium Azide is an extremely deadly poison, which can kill from contact or inhalation even with small amounts. Sodium Azide can also explode when it comes into contact with certain chemicals and metals. We do not accept airbags or other scrap that contains sodium azide.
Paint Containers

Paint may contain many hazardous materials, such as PCBs or lead. Because of this, we do not accept paint cans or paint containers.
Mercury

Flourescent, neon, high intensity, metal halide, mercury vapor Lights or other fixtures contain mercury in either metallic or gas form. We cannot accept any scrap that still contains these gasses.
Military Scrap

We can only accept military scrap directly from the military.
Explosive Scrap

We cannot accept explosives or any scrap with explosive residue. This also applies to inert or dud explosives. This DOES NOT apply to empty brass shell casings.
Radioactive Materials

We cannot accept any scrap that has been exposed to radiation or contains nuclear or radioactive materials.
Non-Metallic Scrap

We cannot accept tires, wood, dirt, yard debris, concrete/asphalt, glass, rubber or other non-metallic metals.

Conditionally Accepted Materials

Air Conditioning Compressors

These must be drained and cut in half for inspection.
Drums, Barrels and Other Containers

These must be open for inspection.
Gas Cylinders

Includes scrap like air bottles, shock absorbers, or propane tanks. These must be drained and be cut in half for inspection.
Aerosol Cans

These must be drained and cut in half for inspection.

Clean vs Dirty Metals


Clean Metals

Clean metals mean scrap that only contains the material it's being bought as. Clean scrap contains no foreign metals, fluids or other materials attached to or inside the scrap. Generally, the cleaner your metals are, the higher of a price we will pay.
If you have any questions regarding sorting, call or email us.

Examples of clean metals are shown below


Dirty Metals

Dirty metals mean scrap that contains material other than what it's being bought as. Dirty scrap can mean a mix of metals (e.g. brass plumbing fittings with copper piping attached), or scrap that has other contaminants in it (e.g. dirt, leaves or other non-metallic materials). Generally, the dirtier your metals are, the lower of a price we will pay.
If you have any questions regarding sorting, call or email us.

Examples of dirty metals are shown below

Sorting Metals


Sorting your metals before bringing them in to us is an important step to ensure that you get the most money for your scrap.

It is important to first seperate your scrap into different bins for each type of scrap you have. Next, it is important that you further seperate each type of scrap into clean and dirty bins. Refer to the section on clean vs. dirty metals for more information on those designations.

When you bring your scrap to us, we will generally stick to the sorting that you've done. If a bin contains dirty material even though it's supposed to be clean material, this may downgrade the price for that entire bin. It is ultimately your responsiblity to ensure that scrap is sorted accurately. If you have any questions regarding sorting, call or email us.

Our Procedures

We have different procedures for ferrous (iron, tin, appliances, etc) and non-ferrous (copper, brass, stainless, etc) scrap.


Ferrous

Ferrous scrap gets unloaded in our scrap yard. Customers must weigh in and out over our scale for all ferrous scrap.


Non-Ferrous

Non-Ferrous scrap gets unloaded at our recycling building. Customers just need to pull up to the recycling building to unload non-ferrous scrap.

customers must sign in, wear visibility vest etc

About Us

B&K Auto Salvage was started in 1973 by Bill and Ken Goss, which is why it's called B and K. At that time, B&K offered u-pull-it used parts and auto salvage services. In 2003, one of their employees, Jake Hanson purchased the business with his father, Delmer. Jake had worked at the yard through high school years and saw the opportunity to continue doing what he loved - working on cars and helping customers and at the same time continue to provide quality local employment with a local benifit and impact.

In 2013, B&K expanded to offer scrap metal and non-ferrous recycling to Eastern Oregon. The company was able to leverage it's existing partnerships with larger companies that process both Auto Salvage and Metal Recycling so B&K could offer the full range of metal recycling services to both residential and commercial customers. In 2016, B&K expanded from the La Grande location and added a Baker City location that also provides the full range of scrap recycling services to Baker County residents.

B&K currently employs 22 people and provides nation-wide used parts sales from our inventory of over 1000 vehicles and nearly 150,000 parts.

At our La Grande location, we provide full u-pull-it services with access to our complete used parts inventory, and occasionally sell used vehicles that we purchase from dealerships.

At both La Grande and Baker City locations, we purchase used vehicles (complete or stripped, with title only) and offer the complete range of scrap metal and non-ferrous recycling to residential and commercial customers. This includes pickup and delivery of scrap metal bins for recycling (please conctact us for limitations), as well as local drop off and payment for your scrap metal or non-ferrous materials.

Please review the Metal Recycling page to see more details on what type of scrap we accept and additional restrictions and information you should know.

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Contact Us

La Grande Directory

La Grande is our main location. We provide the complete range of auto salvage, metal recycling and used parts services here. To contact someone from our La Grande location with a specific question, please refer to the contacts listed below for whom to contact:

Auto Parts Sales

Recycling

General

Website/Technical

Baker City Directory

Baker City is our second, smaller location. We provide the full range of automotive and metal recycling services at this location, but only a limited range of auto salvage and used parts services. To contact someone from our Baker City location with a specific question, please refer to the contacts listed below for whom to contact:

Auto Salvage/Recycling

Recycling

General

Website/Technical