Water Heater Recycling
Recycle your water heaters with Ed Arnold Scrap Processors. If you are a homeowner, contractor, or professional plumbing company, bring old water heaters to us to be recycled. We will pay you for your water heater!
Can I Scrap Whole Water Heaters?
If you scrap the whole water heater, it will be processed as light-steel shred, mixed metal, or another variant, and will result in a lower rate. However, water heaters usually contain more valuable metals, and these can be separated to receive a better price. Common materials that can be separated from a water heater include:
- Copper: Heating elements, internal copper tubes, fittings and wire
- Brass: Valves (i.e. drain valve), gas regulator, and knobs
- Aluminum: Pilot Light pipe, burner pipes, and valves
Scrap Water Heater Value
Water heaters can be worth anywhere between $7–30, depending on the size and materials its made from. The price will depend on whether the tank is recycled as a whole, or if the more valuable parts are first separated.
Before you visit, check the current rates for each type of metal currently on the market. This will help you decide if its worth the effort to separate the materials or simply recycle the water heater as a whole.
Recycle Your Water Heater at Ed Arnold Scrap
We offer scrap metal container services to store your water heater and allow for easier transport back to our scrapping facilities. You can call us at 585-762-9080. Questions? Contact us today to learn more about recycling a water heater.