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Who We Serve

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.

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.