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Lee Iron & Metal Co., Inc.

At Lee Iron & Metal Co we are 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.

What 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
What 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
What 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.