What We Buy

We've outlined below for you common items Belson Steel will - or will not - buy. If you have additional questions after reviewing the lists please feel free to contact us.


What We Buy
  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Cast Iron
  • Tin
  • Automobiles & Motorcycles (Fluids must be drained, no tires, and you must have a title)
  • Appliances
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Insulated Copper
  • Brass
  • Radiators
  • Batteries
  • Tungsten
  • Electronics (No TVs, printers, or monitors from residents outside of Kankakee County)
  • Electric Motors
  • Lead
  • Hard/Floppy/CD/DVD Drives
  • Whole Computers
  • Power Supplies
  • Motherboards
  • Routers/Switches/Modems
  • AC/DC Plugs
  • Misc. Plugs
  • Cell Phones
  • CPU
  • RAM Memory


What We Do Not Buy

The following material will not be accepted at our facility. Loads containing any of these items are subject to rejection and will be returned or disposed of at the shipper’s expense.


  • Motor capacitors
  • Light ballast, and any fixtures which contain them
  • Commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment
  • Microwave ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Material which contains “CFC” refrigerant
  • Un-rinsed barrels or drums of any size, regardless of previous contents
  • Uncut compressed gas cylinders
  • Oil, fuel, lubricants or solvents in any quantity
  • Radioactive material
  • Asbestos
  • Bio-hazardous material
  • Any material considered hazardous or toxic under E.P.A. and O.S.H.A. regulations
  • Tires, wood, concrete, rubber and other non-metallic substances
  • Explosive, flammable or reactive material
  • Items containing screens including televisions and computer monitors (from residents outside of Kankakee County)
  • Computer hardware containing plastic, which includes printers, mice, and keyboards (from residents outside of Kankakee County)