400 41st Ave Dr SW - Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: (319) 365-4248 • Fax: (319) 365-9739

Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm,
Saturdays: 8am - Noon

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Residential Recycling

CC Recycling specializes in metal recycling of all kinds, and pays top dollar for what you bring in.

  • Cash for junk cars - Call Cedar Rapids' leading auto salvage company and you can use our Auto Drop Off Service or we’ll pick up your old car anywhere in Linn County
  • Aluminum cans and other scrap metals - We’ll pay you for recyclable metal such as lead, copper wire, stainless steel, iron and more. For further information on the types of metal we accept, see Ferrous/Non-Ferrous Metals (also see images of Ferrous and Non-Ferous Metals)
  • Recycle Bins & Dumpster Service - (more info on Dumpster Rentals)
    Get 12, 20, 30 or 40 yard dumpster rentals and we'll deliver and pick up the dumpster after you've filled it with your recyclable scrap metal. Ideal for home remodeling projects & construction related scrap metals.
  • Appliance Recycling - We DO CHARGE A $20 DROP-OFF FEE FOR ALL FREON APPLIANCES unless you have a Demanufacturing Permit through the DNR.
    For businesses that have a permit, just bring in a copy and you can drop off your broken down appliances and get paid for them!

Our Cedar Rapids Recycling Center accepts the following appliances for recycling, subject to a drop-off fee:

  • Dryers
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Air Conditioning units

Please note we do NOT recycle anything that is not metal.

Additionally, we do not accept the following for disposal or recycling:

  • Precious Metals such as gold, silver, etc.
  • Any Metal containing Mercury
  • Gas/Propane/Oil/Fuel tanks (unless drained, valves off, and depressurized)
  • Rail Road Steel (unless certificate from company)
  • Manhole Covers (unless from a government entity)
  • Grocery Carts (unless you can prove ownership)
  • Beer Kegs (unless you can prove ownership)

Frequently Asked Questions for Residential Recycling 

What do I need to bring in metals to recycle?

All you need to bring with you is your current photo ID.

When I get there, where do I go?

If you have never been to CC Recycling before, the best thing is to come into the office. That way we can direct you exactly where to go and answer any questions you may have.

I see that you charge for appliances. If I break them down can I turn them in for scrap?

Only if you are a business with an Appliance Demanufacturing Permit through the DNR.

For businesses that are interested in getting a permit you can check out available training through Evora Consulting.

The Appliance Demanufacturing Permit Form from the DNR is available to print here.

What if I have different types of metals? Do I need to sort them?

No, but if you know the difference between the types of metals it is preferable to sort them; different metals are worth different amounts, so sorting them ensures you will get the most money.

If you aren't sure what kind of metals you have, you can always have one of us take a look. We will always be happy to assist you!

For more information, see our FAQ page.

To arrange for pickup of your junk car, current metal prices, dumpster rentals or any other questions you may have, please contact us or call CC Recycling at 319-365-4248.


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