We're Licensed & Permitted - Facility ID# CAL000024110

No matter where in North America you are located, P. Kay Metal can handle all of your solder recycling needs. Most states consider solder dross and oxides to be hazardous waste. P. Kay Metal is licensed and permitted by the State of California to transport, receive, store and recycle these types of materials. As a licensed TSDF (Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility), P. Kay Metal assures that your materials will be packaged, labeled, manifested, transported and recycled in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations.


P. Kay Metal is always interested in buying industrial metals and alloys at competitive rates. Your spent solder is a valuable commodity. As both a manufacturer and recycler of solder, P. Kay can efficiently process your recyclables and maximize their value. After receiving a sample of your solder, it is analyzed and market value is established using current metals pricing. P. Kay's Solder Treatment Division pays you more for your dross because we are a solder manufacturer. We recycle your solder dross into ASTM industrial grade solder alloys. Trust your waste to the largest producer of tin-lead solders in the western United States. P. Kay Metal is in Compliance with CAL EPA and ALL local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

Metals and Alloys we purchase and recycle:
  • Tin/Copper and Tin Alloys
  • Tin Silver and SAC Alloys
  • Electronic and Automotive Tin/Copper and /Tin Lead Solder
  • Electronic Tin Silver Solders Drosses and Solids
  • Precious Metals Containing Au, Ag, Pd, Pt
  • Pewters 
  • Babbitts
  • Lead: Soft, Hard, Irony, Shot & Range Scrap, Ballast & Counterweights, Drosses and Bi-Products 
  • Minor Metal containing BI , IN, SB

Manifesting & Packaging

P. Kay Metal's computer generated manifest program, (Compufest), simplifies your return. You provide basic information about your company and the materials to be recycled, and we take care of the rest! P. Kay will supply the proper containers and labels. When you're ready to make a shipment, P. Kay will then send you a completed hazardous waste manifest and arrange for transportation.

Processing & Testing

When P. Kay Metal receives your material at its Los Angeles facility, it is weighed and analyzed via an ICP (Incductively Coupled Plasma) spectrometer. The resulting analysis details the metal compostion of the returned material. Alloys are segregated by compostion and form (dross or metal), assigned lot numbers and recycled.

Treating & Recycling

Your metal is treated inside high temperature furnaces using P. Kay's advanced purification techniques. When the recycling process is complete, these purified solders meet or exceed all ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) specifications for contamination levels.

Environmentally Friendly 

All solder alloys received at P. Kay's facility are treated and recycled on site, thereby preserving the integrity of our environment.