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Safety Commitment

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.

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.