Scrap Metal Collection


Notice: Propane tanks are no longer accepted with the scrap metal pick up. Home Depot and Lowe's will take old tanks for a fee.

Small metal items: these can be discarded inside the REFUSE cart (coat hangers, curtain rods, screws and bolts, pots & pans, hand mixers)

Requests for scrap metal pick-up can now be made online!

Click here to submit a scrap metal pick-up request.


Call (860) 644-2511, ext. 343 by noon on Tuesday for Wednesday pick-up. Place scrap metal out to the curb by 7:00 am on Wednesday.

Condominiums: Scrap metal pick up is on Wednesday – Call (860) 644-2511, ext. 343 by noon Tuesday – please provide exact location of pickup, dumpster location (unit or building number).

There is a $20.00 charge for Freon removal in refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers (payable in advance of scheduling pickup).  Payment must be made in the form of check or cash.  Mail in payment payable to Town of South Windsor, Public Works Department, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT.  Or make payment at the Town Hall, Public Works Office.




Scrap Metal Items

Air Conditioner ($20 fee prior to collection)

Baby Swing

Basketball Hoop (Cement must be removed from post & no longer than 6’)

Bed Frames


Car Jack

Car Parts (Fenders, doors – will not take car motors or transmissions)

Carriage, Stroller

Cast Iron Tub

Chicken Wire


Curtain Rods

Dehumidifier ($20 fee prior to collection)



Dog Crate


Exercise Bikes & Equipment


File Cabinet

Garage Door Opener – Tracking

Gas Can

Golf Clubs

Grill (Remove propane tank – valve must be removed from tank)

Gutters (5-6’ lengths)

Hatchway – Must be cut into pieces

Heaters – Kerosene, space

Hot Water Heater


Ironing Board


Lamps – Fluorescent light fixtures

Lawn Chairs & Furniture (No glass)

Lawn Mower & Riding Mower (Drain oil and gas)

Lawn Spreader

Leaf Blower

Mail Box

Metal Drums (Empty)

Metal Storm Door (Glass is regular refuse)

Metal Trash Cans

Oil Tank – Cut in half

Pipes (No more than 6’ lengths)

Range Hood

Refrigerator & Freezer (Remove doors) - $20 fee per item prior to collection

Screen Door – No glass

Shed (Dismantled)



Ski Rack

Snow Blower

Stainless Sink


Swing Set (Dismantled & up to 6’ lengths)

Tire Rims

Toaster Oven

Tomato Cages

Trampoline Frame

Trash Compactor

TV Antenna (No longer than 6’ – bend if necessary)




Water Tank

Weight Bench - Weights


Window Frames (Aluminum)

Wood & Coal Stoves

For more information on scrap metal disposal, call (860) 644-2511, ext. 343.