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Smith Iron & Metal Co Inc
3000 Bells Road, Richmond, Virginia, United States

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About Yard

  We make scrap metal recycling easy. Its that simple.  For  many decades, Smith Iron and Metal has served the greater Richmond community when it comes to recycling.  We’ve proudly served customers in Richmond since 1940. Smith Iron & Metal was founded on the principle of treating all our customers with the utmost respect. This core belief has enabled us to give the fastest, friendliest service possible..  We never lose sight of this.

These days, we utilize the best technology to further enhance your experience, and to make this fast, easy and straightforward. State of the art computers allow us to complete a customer’s transactions in mere moments. Our massive shredder facility enables us to process metals at a rate far exceeding that of our what we were able to process back in the day.We also take great pride in always maintaining a debris free customer area. Our lot is completely paved.

A brief history of Smith Iron and Metal:

1940- Charles A. Smith, Sr. founded Smith Junk and Salvage. The original location was 1805 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia.

1965 – Smith Junk and Salvage incorporated and became Smith Iron & Metal Co., Inc.

1975 – Opened second location at 3000 Bells Road, Richmond, Virginia

1991 – Consolidated operations to 3000 Bells Road

2006 – Added state of the art computer system to increase the speed and efficiency of operations.

2007 – Constructed the new shredder facility

Services Includes : Recycling Centers, Scrap Metals, Scrap Metals-Wholesale, Garbage Collection, Surplus & Salvage Merchandise,Aluminum ,Brass ,Copper ,Metals ,Stainless Metals,

Industrial Scrap Recycling

Over the 70+ years we’ve been in the commercial and industrial scrap recycling business, we’ve developed a flawless reputation for top notch industrial account service.  We work with all sorts of local, regional and national accounts, such as:

Chemical Plants

Fabrication Shops

Demolition Companies

Signage Shops

Paper Mills

Major and light industrial accounts

Auto Dealers, Body Shops and Mechanics

Machine Shops

Stone Quarries


Construction Companies

Delivery Services

And on and on and on!

We are proud to offer our commercial waste recycling clients: container service, dump trailers and flatbeds, to make this process as seamless and easy as possible. We also have a special “industrial” scale, where dump trucks from all over Richmond and the state of Virginia swing by with all sorts of materials.  They to love the fact that we live by the “Get Weighed and Get Paid” mentality!  This allows you to not get mixed in with our day to day customers, and gets you in and out quickly.

What We Buy

People ask us all the time…what products can I bring to you? Well, there’s a large variety to the scrap we buy. We take all kinds of different scrap, but let’s make this as easy as possible!  Below, we’ve outlined a list of most the products, materials and scrap we buy from clients, including ferrous and non-ferrous products.

Bare Bright Copper

#1 Copper

#2 Copper

Sheet Copper

Insulated Copper Wire

All grades of Brass

Auto Radiators

Copper Aluminum Coils

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Siding

Extruded Aluminum

Cast Aluminum

Aluminum Wire

Irony Aluminum

Aluminum Wheels

All types of Aluminum

Stainless Steel

We also buy the following types of scrap metal:

Cast Iron

Brass Turnings


Light Iron


Structural Steel

Unprepared Iron

Prepared Iron


Iron Turnings

Auto Motors

Auto Transmissions

Electric Motors

Catalytic Converters

Smith Iron & Metal has been serving the Richmond Metropolitan area since 1940. We have been a family owned and operated company from the very beginning. Smith Iron & Metal was founded on the principle of treating the customers with the utmost respect. This core belief has enabled us to give the fastest, friendliest service possible.



Company Services
  • Recycling Centers
  • Scrap Metals
  • Scrap Metals-wholesale
  • Garbage Collection
  • Surplus & Salvage Merchandise
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Metals
  • Stainless Metals
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Yard Locations

3000 Bells Road
Richmond, Virginia
United States
ZIP: 23234

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Operating Hours

OPEN NOW (Closes at 5:00 pm)
MondayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
TuesdayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
WednesdayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
ThursdayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
FridayFrom 7:00 am To 5:00 pm
SaturdayFrom 7:00 am To 12:00 pm