South Post Oak Recycling FAQs


Read here for some of our most commonly asked questions at South Post Oak Recycling. If you have more questions, we encourage you to call us: (713) 433-9944.

We buy ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal in Houston.

Some items we do not buy but will accept for recycling purposes (i.e. cardboard and computer monitors). There are also materials and products we don’t accept, although there are City of Houston facilities that do. Please call 311 for more information.

What don’t you buy but will accept?

  • Cardboard
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers

Do you buy plastic, paper, or glass?

We do not buy or accept plastic, paper, or glass. Those items can be recycled and are accepted at the City Of Houston. You can call 311 for locations near you.


What prices do you pay for your metals?

The prices of what we buy fluctuate with the market along with supply and demand. Call us for the daily price at (713) 433-9944.


Is there a minimum pound limit to what I can recycle?


There is a one pound minimum.


How many cans does it take to equal a pound?


It takes approximately 33 twelve ounce cans.



Do I need a license to recycle cans?

No, you don’t need a license to recycle cans but you will need a license for scrap recycling.


Is there any documentation needed if I am selling an air conditioner unit?


Yes, in order to sell parts from an air conditioner unit, you must meet one of the following conditions below:

  • Be a Texas registered technician/ contractor
  • Have a receipt for the new AC unit you purchased to replace the AC unit/ parts you are recycling
  • Have an official signed letterhead from your employer stating that it is acceptable for you to sell the AC unit from the business you are working at
  • Have a DBA that is associated with air conditioners as part of the normal business activities

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Did you know that we are celebrating 23 years of service? We thank you! Again, if you have any more questions, we encourage you to contact us today. You can call us at (713) 433-9944.

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