Wheel Weight Recycling
Lead Wheel Weights are one of the least valuable forms of Lead scrap. However, scrapping them at yards is always a better option that careless disposal of the same. You cannot discard them in the trash.
The use of Lead Wheel Weights is banned by some states in the US, on account of EPA’s call for voluntary shift away from lead.
Yet in 2017, lead wheel weights remain legal in 42 states.
In the absence of federal regulation, eight states have chosen to enact laws prohibiting lead wheel weights to address environmental concerns.
Washington was the first in 2011. The latest is Maryland, which passed a lead wheel weight law in May 2017. The other states with bans are California, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, Minnesota and New York.
To avoid having to stock lead and non-lead alternatives, national retailers have switched most of their inventory to non-lead wheel weights.
In general, it must not include scrap lead, lugs or plates.
How To Recycle Wheel Weights
The best way to get rid of old or obsolete wheel weights is recycling. If you have wheel weights to recycle, you can bring it to us for proper disposal and get paid for the material. For large quantities, we offer scrap metal container services to store your wheel weights and allow for easier transport back to our scrapping facilities. You can call us at 585-762-9080 for rates on wheel weight recycling.