Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions. Metal recycling is our specialty.  Here are some tips and common questions that our customers have.  Don’t see your question?  Feel free to contact us. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the process work?

Recycling with Millcreek is simple. For small loads (<500 lbs.), pull directly up to the building doors and our friendly support staff will weigh your materials and give you a weight ticket. Please take large Steel loads to our Blackfoot location. For large loads, pull onto the scale located adjacent to the Blackfoot office. After your weight has been recorded you will be instructed where to take your material. Once you have unloaded your scrap metals, go inside the office receive payment.

What are you business hours?
Monday – Friday:  8 AM – 5:00 PM
Weekends:  Closed
Monday – Friday:  8 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays:  8 AM – Noon
Sundays: Closed
Where are you located?
182 N. 760 W.
Blackfoot, ID 83221
3755 N. Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
What items do you accept?

If it’s made if metal, chances are we will accept it. Below is a list of item we accept and items we DO NOT accept.

Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloys, Automotive Batteries, Steel/Iron, Most Appliances (see below), Vehicles (w/ titles), Auto Parts, Machinery (free of fluids), farm implement (free of fluids).

Not Accepted:
Refrigerators with Freon (must be removed by a certified technician), Plastic, Glass, Paper, Wood, Rubber, Electronics, Light Bulbs, Paint/Solvents, Oils,

What do I need to do to recycle scrap metals?

Couple of simple things:

1- Bring your state ID, Military ID or Passport

2- If possible, sort your like metals by type.

 Example = separate your aluminum from your copper or stainless. This will make turning in your metals faster and more profitable.

Do you recycle anything else besides scrap metals?

Metal recycling is our specialty and we stick to what we are good at.  Presently we do not buy glass, paper, cardboard, plastic or electronics.

I had some metal stolen, what should I do?

Call the police to report your material stolen and then CONTACT US
The faster we are made aware of your theft, the best chance we have to identify the materials if they are brought in.

Do you sell metal to the public?

Unfortunately we do not resell any items, including car parts, that have been brought in by other patrons.

Where does the metal go after I bring it in?

The material that we receive is shipped to local, national, and international mills. The materials are melted down and then used to create new products.

Do you pay Cash?

Yes, up to $400. Beyond that we will write you a check.

What do I need to recycle my vehicle?

We will need a valid State title and your ID (State or Federal). Your name must appear on the front or back of the title as an owner.

Do you pick up vehicles?

Yes, in many instances we do if the vehicle us within 20 miles of our facilities. Some restrictions apply. Please call us to discuss your case.  

Recycling Tips

Crush Your Cans:

We buy aluminum cans by the pound.  Crush your cans before you bring them in so you can fit more into the same amount of space.

Clean your metals:

We pay more for “clean” material.  These are non steel materials such as aluminumcopper, or brass that are free of contaminants. Common contaminants are: wood, plastic, steel, rubber, adhesives, and paint. If you clean your material before coming in it will mean more money in your pocket. If you have any questions on how to clean your material please ask our staff.  They are happy to help.


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