920 South Grimes
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

(575) 393-1726



Materials that are extremely dangerous either to our employees or to the environment are not accepted at Hobbs Iron and Metal Hazardous waste, substances, materials or scrap contaminated by unknown waste are not accepted either. Since you are like us and want the best for the area where we all live, we appreciate your respect for our policies. Hobbs Iron and Metal does not buy stolen goods.

Following is a list of materials Hobbs Iron and Metal does not buy.

Hazardous Materials
  • Air bags
  • Asbestos or items contaminated with asbestos
  • Paint Cans: full or empty
  • PCB: Capacitors (found in: washers, refrigerators, air conditions TV's etc.)
  • CFC: Refrigerators not acceptable unless drained of CFC by certified technician
  • Freon: Refrigerators not acceptable unless drained of CFC by certified technician
  • Medical waste
  • Unknown chemical substances or residue
Household Items
  • Antifreeze - liquid coolants
  • Coated cardboard drink containers like Juice boxes
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are recyclable, but contain a small amount of mercury and shouldn't be treated as common household bulbs.
  • Household Chemicals
  • Household glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Motor oil
  • Mirrors
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Plastic screw-on tops
  • Plastic bags and plastic wrap
  • Plastic-coated boxes, plastic food boxes, or plastic without recycling marks
  • Pizza boxes: Too much grease
  • Styrofoam
  • Tableware
  • Tyvek shipping envelopes: These are the kind used by the post office and overnight delivery companies
  • Wet paper
  • Window panes
Call before bringing the following items
  • Equipment with fluids (oil, antifreeze, or battery)
  • Foam
  • Heavy Equipment (drain all fluids with battery removed)
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Shock Absorbers (please cut in half)
  • Steel cable unless cut into two foot lengths
  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Oil
  • Dirt
  • Diapers
  • Brightly dyed paper
  • Ceramics and pottery
  • Ballasts
  • CRT Tubes
  • Electronics, Computers, PC's
  • Florescent Light Fixtures with capacitors and bulbs.
    (We do take the fixtures)
  • Mercury Switches and thermostats
  • Sodium Switches
  • Parts used in the Nuclear industry
  • Material contaminated by exposure to radioactivity
  • Live Ammunition
  • Dynamite
  • Ordnance and ordnance materials that have
    not been deactivated
  • Explosives including unexploded war relics
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizer
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze - liquid coolants
Flammable Liquids
  • Liquid or gas filled containers of any kind
    (i.e., gas tanks, reservoirs w/fluids)
  • Oil and Unknown Liquids
  • Oil Filters
  • Sealed units or tanks, including propane

Hobbs Iron and Metal does not buy stolen materials. Identification is required for sale of scrap metals - please present a valid government ID to the buyer prior to unloading material. Copy of ID will be taken at time of payment.


920 South Grimes
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

Phone: (575) 393-1726
Fax: (575) 393-5654

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes before closing.