Always Buying ScrapScrapyard in the mid-sixties is the premiere scrap metal recycling facility in Durham. As a family-owned business, we serve contractors, towing companies, sanitation companies, industrial and commercial accounts, environmental contractors, auto wreckers, demolition contractors, homeowners and anyone with scrap metal to sell. 

The yard itself has a history - the picture was taken approximately in the mid-sixties when it was operated by its original owners as the Sid Rancer Company.  We have been recycling metal for more than half a century, long before recycling was green.

Our Philosophy

Being a first generation business, we have never felt a sense of entitlement, and therefore have always worked very hard in the area of customer service. It’s been our belief that visiting a scrap metal yard should be an experience on par with that of visiting any other type of retail establishment.

LogoWhatgoesaroundTransparentAt Always Buying Scrap, the yard is always clean, the staff is always helpful and polite, and our customers are always treated fairly and with respect. We have always re-invested in the business so that we could have modern equipment to better service both our customers and those that we supply. The customers and employees of Always Buying Scrap are vital to our success and are treated accordingly. We are proud to have very little employee turnover and a very high repeat business rate.  Our business is built on the belief that “what goes around comes around.”

You can read more about us, and the history of the yard at Our Story.

-Fran & Dave Rush


We are a members of RANC, the Recycling Association of North Carolina and the Better Business Bureau


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