Reliable Recycling Center - Recycling is Our Only Business

We’ve been recycling scrap metal for nearly 100 years.

Reliable Recycling Center, family run since 1918, is proud of its history and commitment to our community, to our customers, to our employees and to our environment.

We pay cash $$ for a wide variety of scrap metals as well as clean cardboard

( Values are subject to market fluctuations and could be $0.00. Call ahead for confirmation )

It’s easy doing business at Reliable Recycling Center. Reliable is known for providing fast, courteous and honest service when you call or visit our facility.

We pay in cash $$$ (or by check if preferred by customer)

  • Individuals
  • Homeowners
  • Community and Civic Organizations
  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Companies
  • Local, State, Federal Government

Reliable offers open-top roll-off containers in a variety of sizes and delivered promptly to your site.

For smaller truck load quantities of scrap metal, contact us about our compact (10-25 yard) roll off containers

If you have a large quantity of scrap, call us to discuss transportation of the material. A charge may apply in some cases.


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    • Ferrous includes any metal that is “magnetic” due to the iron content. This would include steel and cast iron. Pure nickel is magnetic but is considered a non-ferrous metal. Stainless Steel has iron alloyed into it but is also considered a non-ferrous metal.
    • Non-ferrous are not magnetic and usually have higher value than ferrous. The most common non-ferrous metals include:
      • Copper
      • Brass
      • Aluminum
      • Stainless Steel
      • Zinc (diecast)
      • Lead
    • Read More HERE


    What are they saying?

    "I've been to a few recycling places before but this place was so much better. The customer service interaction was so friendly, the prices were fair and the process didn't take up my whole day! I'll DEFINITELY be coming back to this place in the future :) A+"

    "Great customer service. Easy in and out service."

    "I found the staff pleasant and helpful, each time I went with my refuse. I separate my materials and don't expect anyone to do it for me; this way I know what I am getting. I found their prices competitive and it is convenient that they are open six days a week. There is something to say about a multi-generational family-owned and operated business. They have made a commitment to their community and are stakeholders in the city and state. They are not fly-by night. Reliable has my business every time I am in need of their services."

    Recycling for nearly 100 years!!Reliable was founded (as Reliable Junk Company) in 1918 by Maurice Sclar. Around 1910, Maurice emigrated from Eastern Europe to work for his uncle in Gettysburg, PA. He would travel south into Frederick County on his horse drawn wagon, visiting farms and businesses to purchase scrap metals and other materials. basement waterproofing

    Over time, he grew quite fond of the area. In 1918, several Frederick citizens convinced Maurice to relocate to Frederick and establish his own company.

    Reliable operated at several locations in downtown Frederick, until the purchase of the East Street property in 1948. After 63 years of growth and success on the corner of E. 5th and East streets, Reliable relocated in October, 2011 to 8005 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick. Read More HERE

    • Plastic, glass and wood
    • Sinks, commodes, porcelain/ceramic
    • Fuel Tanks without 12 - one inch holes
    • Tires (fee charged if mounted on vehicle)
    • Unspent Air Bag Canisters
    • Barrels, drums, (Some drums accepted if they are empty and have a large inspection hole)
    • Aerosol cans
    • Closed containers or cylinders
    • Garbage, rags, paper, or other debris (we do buy cardboard)
    • Steel turnings mixed with other materials
    • Capacitors
    • Television Sets/Computer Monitors
    • Rolls of Banding
    • Propane Tanks (unless valve removed)
    • Radioactive Material
    • Hydraulic cylinders (unless 1/4" hole drilled in top and bottom)
    Reliable Recycling reserves the right to refuse any material that we believe has the potential to be harmful in any way to our environment or may jeopardize the health and safety of our customers, our employees, our facility or equipment.This is a partial listing. Call about any item you may not be certain of, Read More HERE.