Hollister Recycling Center

Hollister Recycling Center is helping the Tri-Lakes Area go green while offering customers the opportunity to collect extra cash in the process. In April, local scrap vehicle pickup is free and paying $100 per ton.

Hollister Recycling Center is helping clean up the neighborhood and, oftentimes, paying for the opportunity.

“We have had such a warm welcome to this community and wish to graciously thank each of our current clients and future patrons,” said Office Manager Tracy Mordis.

Spring clean-up is a perfect excuse to dispose of all types of scrap metals, including vehicles, aluminum cans, appliances, brass and copper, especially while Hollister Recycling Center is paying top dollar for these items and more. The Center also takes old wires, cellphones, electronics and batteries — that most people don’t even realize have metal inside.

In addition, those who have scrap vehicles can take advantage of the April special, which is paying $100 per ton and free local pick-up service.

Mordis said they plan to consistently have monthly specials based on the ever-changing value of recyclable materials.

Hollister Recycling is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated recycling business with two well-established locations in addition to the Hollister facility.

Their great-grandparents began by traveling the United States, buying unwanted lead from old Linotype printing machines. From there, the family proceeded to grow the business as their knowledge of the importance of recycling increased, along with their commitment to sharing those benefits with others.

Determining if a metal is ferrous or non-ferrous and separating it is the first step before bringing it to be recycled. The easiest way to determine the type of metal is by using a magnet.

If the magnet sticks to the metal, it is a ferrous metal, which is something common like steel or iron. It’s not as valuable as non-ferrous, but is just as important.

If the magnet does not stick to a metal, it is a non-ferrous metal. Many common metals, like copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and bronze are categorized as non-ferrous metals. These metals are valuable to recycle and are worth more money.

Recycling centers also bear the responsibility of maintaining a respectful and lawful accounting of the goods they purchase in order to combat materials theft.

Those who may think they could earn some quick money by selling stolen scrap metal, won’t want to sell to Hollister Recycling Center.

The Mordis family keeps a record of all property purchased and a copy of sellers’ photo identification. Family members take pride in working with local law enforcement to keep scrap metal crime down. The center also utilizes Leads Online, a web-based system for scrap dealers and recyclers, which meets all federal, state and local reporting requirements and is accessible by law enforcement personnel.

Visit Hollister Recycling Center at 399 Freeman Lane in Hollister from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 417-334-6244 or visit hollisterrecyclingcenter.info for more information or to access current metal prices, which are updated daily.

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