Industrial Scrap Metal and Recycling

If you are interested in selling scrap metal generated by your company's manufacturing or services processes, then please contact us at United Metal Traders Inc. We have been providing our metal recycling services to the Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware areas for over 57 years. We are a family owned and operated company. For our industrial accounts, we offer pick up and drop off container services. We provide consulting and management services for our industrial/commercial customers in regards to large quantities of non-ferrous metals. Your business is important to us, and we are committed to making your scrap recycling experience with us as stress-free and simple as possible.
Scrap metal — Scrap Metal Traders in Philadelphia,PA
Here's how it works:

  • We pick up most metal recyclables on site (some minimum quantities and geographical location parameters apply for pickup). Of course, you are also welcome to drop off materials here at our facility during regular business hours.
  • We provide bins, boxes, trailers, and more for your convenience.
  • You can choose from regularly scheduled pick-ups, or use us only on an as-needed basis.
  • Pick up within 48hours
  • We offer various methods of payment; you choose which works best for you: weekly, monthly, or by the load. You pick how we pay you.
  • Immediate price quotations over the phone
  • We use London Metal Exchange and Comex as market indicators for pricing
  • Inspection and/or consultation on any of your scrap needs and concerns by one of our experienced sales personnel
  • Free pickup service provided by our fleet of 12 modern trucks

Identifying Steel vs Aluminum


  • Is 3x heavier than aluminum
  • It is strong
  • Sticks to a magnet (test it with a magnet from your fridge!)
  • Will rust


  • Doesn't rust
  • Does NOT draw a magnet
  • Does NOT throw sparks when ground with an angle grinder
  • Is quite light

What we buy:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Stainless steel
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Zinc
  • Lead
  • Exotic & precious metals in all forms including machined turnings and chips
  • Cutoffs and fabricated metal stampings
  • Printing plates & film
  • Electrical wire & cable


We do not accept everything:

Some of the items we do not accept include:

  • vehicles
  • TV's
  • computer monitors
  • household batteries and appliances
  • glass
  • paper
  • plastic

To inquire how to dispose of these items properly, please call the village you reside in.
Call us today at 215-288-6555 for additional information!