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Lee Iron and Metal Company, Inc.
2219 S. Horner Blvd.
P. O. Box 778
Sanford, NC 27331-0778

Phone: (919) 775-7951
Fax: (919) 775-5612

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Lee Iron and MetalLee Iron & Metal Co., Inc. is proud to remain a family owned and operated recycling business.

LIMCO, founded in 1975, has a deep commitment to safety, integrity and service.  Headquartered in Sanford, NC, LIMCO is a regional processor of scrap metals and post-consumer recyclables. 

With a satellite location in Lillington, NC LIMCO is able to provide central North Carolina with quality recycling services.  Our yards have the flexibility and equipment to serve industrial customers, both large and small, demolition contractors and any other type of scrap metal generator. 

LIMCO is an active member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the newly formed Recycling Association of North Carolina.
“Lee Iron & Metal Co. intends to be a responsible and respected member of the scrap recycling industry. We will achieve these goals while never losing scope of the safety & health of our employees, the concerns about our environment and the interests of our community”.
Industrial Customers • Demolition Contractors • General Public
Lee Iron and Metal in Sanford, NC, along with our satellite location, is ideally situated to provide container service for industrial customers and demolition contractors as well as the general public. Our service area includes all of central North Carolina and northeast South Carolina.

For our Industrial and Demolition Contractors, we offer on-site consultation to help you sort and contain your scrap recyclables, so that you consistently get the highest return for your scrap products.

Lee Iron and Metal has the equipment to process all types of scrap metal and many post consumer recyclables in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. For example, we have a 10,000 square foot building devoted to storing machine shop turnings and other oily scrap. With the oil collection and storage system, LIMCO can guarantee that a customers machine shop turnings never come into contact with the environment.

Lee Iron and Metal is committed to providing our customers with prompt, professional service in a safe, eco-friendly manner.

And don’t forget that LIMCO is one of the largest independent recyclers of cardboard in central North Carolina!

So besides merely picking up your recyclables, call us to take advantage of the many services we can provide to your company.
The nature of Lee Iron & Metal Co’s. Inc. operation has a positive impact on the environment through the conservation of metals and other non-renewable resources. Consistent with these core operations, it is Lee Iron & Metal’s overall goal to accomplish its business objectives while striving for an injury-free workplace, minimizing pollution and providing the best quality products to our customers. We recognize that the responsibilities for safety, health, environment and quality are shared, requiring cooperation not only between employees and their supervisors, but among and between all those who assume the various roles within the company. Lee Iron & Metal Co. will continually improve its safety, health, environment and quality systems and performance. This will include the setting of safety, health, environment and quality goals while taking into consideration our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.
Process Equipment and Rolling Stock

•Harris 800 ton shear
•Lindemann 1000 ton shear
•Genesis 1200 ton shear
•Mosley hi-density baler
•Harris horizontal baler
•14 class 7 and 8 trucks and tractors
•300 plus roll-off containers, lugger pans, flat beds, dry vans and lowboys
Lee Iron & Metal Co., Inc.
2219 S. Horner Blvd.
Sanford, NC 27331
8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday
T&J Motors
1085 Old US 421
Lillington, NC 27546
8:00am to 12:00pm, 12:30pm to 4:15pm Monday thru Friday & 8:30am to 12:15pm Saturday
Scot Carpenter
President & General Manager
Robyn Carpenter
Jonathan Carpenter
Director Non-Ferrous Operations
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Amy Smith
Office Manager
George Orlovsky
Safety Manager

Troy Cauthorn
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Scot Carpenter
Scrap Purchasing
Johnny Joseph
Maintenance Operations
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Robin Johnson
Manager, Lillington
Tony Rodriguez
Manager, Lillington
Lee Iron and MetalWhat We Buy
• Copper
• Brass
• Bronze
• Insulated Copper Wire
• Aluminum
• Aluminum Cans
• Painted Siding
• Zinc
• Magnesium
• Lead
• Lead Alloys
• Nickel
• Stainless Steel
• Hi Temperature Alloys
• Electric Motors
• Steel
• Cast Iron
• Corrugated Cardboard
• Mixed Office Paper
• Whole Computers (CPU’s)
• Tanks with No Valve
Lee Iron and MetalWhat We Don't Buy
• Batteries
• Capacitors
• Shopping Carts
• Street Signs
• Irrigation Pipe
• Beer/Soda Kegs
• Any Item w/a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)
• Sealed Transformers
• Any Railroad Track Material
• Cemetery Markers, Urns or Vases
• Old Pay Phones
• Cast Iron Manhole Covers or Grates
• Lighting Ballasts Containing PCB’s
• Asbestos Containing Materials
• Cell Phones, TVs, and Computer Peripherals (keyboard,mouse)
• Sealed Containers incl: Tanks w/Valves Attached
Lee Iron and MetalWhat We Don't Buy
• Smoke Detectors and Any Other Potentially Radioactive Materials
• Hazardous or Toxic Substances of Any Kind
• Military Scrap incl: Brass Shells w/o a Corresponding Bill of Sale From the Federal Government
• Drums or Containers That Once Held Solvents, Freon or Other CFC’s, Paints, Any Oil Products, or Any Hazardous Products
• Catalytic Converters Not Attached to a Car
• Food and Beverage Containers
Appliances: accepted only if the CFC’s, and compressors have been properly removed. Microwave ovens without the door are acceptable.

At our Sanford facility, automobiles are accepted only if the freon charge has been properly removed from the air conditioning system. The battery, gas tank, and all fluids (including transmission and motor oil and antifreeze) also must be removed before entering Lee Iron & Metal Co., Inc. At our Lillington facility, we will accept your automobile "as is".

In all cases, we must have the title if the vehicle is less than ten (10) years old.
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