Our pledge to sound environmental practices is nothing new; Burcham’s Metals has been committed to resource stewardship since our very beginning. In 1960, when most people were hauling their scrap and garbage off to local landfills, Bill Burcham was encouraging people to bring their scrap to him so he could give those materials a second life. Recycling wasn’t necessarily popular back then.

Burcham’s Metals wooden fence with metal tree

Today, we specialize in purchasing scrap metals for recycling but we still have a strong emphasis on reselling usable materials and equipment. We take the stance that reselling and reusing materials and equipment “as is” is even better than traditional recycling methods that expend more time and energy to reprocess materials. Our goal is to give material and equipment a second life. Reprocessing materials as a method of recycling is our last resort.

We strive to keep a clean yard and handle materials responsibly. Just come in and see for yourself how our cleanliness compares to other scrap or salvage yards you may have visited.

We invite inventors, artisans, do-it-yourselfers and tinkerers to come and see us when you’re working on your next project. Our inventory is always changing but you never know… we may have just what you need. We have employees who will work with you to find what you’re looking for or you’re welcome to explore the yard all on your own. If you need something we don’t have now be sure to put in an item request; we’ll keep our eyes open and contact you if we get it. We are committed to connecting people to materials they can use. We are proud to have achieved a practical and creative balance between helping the environment and our customers at the same time.

Burcham’s: Then and Now

Burcham’s Metals is a family centered recycling business established by Bill Burcham in 1960. When he wasn’t working for the U.S. Bureau of Mines he was collecting recyclable metals. Jay Burcham, the current owner, joined with his father and eventually assumed the lead role as president of the business.

Historic Albany Oregon

The Burcham’s family ideals have come through in the way our business operates. Core values like integrity, respect and common sense clarify where we have come from and help explain why we continue to do business the way we do. We believe strong customer relationships are the key to running a thriving business within a small community. Count on us to stay with our tried and tested values because they are what has earned your business… and we look forward to seeing you again.

Throughout the years we have built upon Bill’s original vision for Burcham’s Metals. In the last decade we have developed a diverse industrial recovery program and built an eBay store. As we continue to grow and expand our services we remain committed to meeting your metal recycling needs.

In over sixty years of operation much has changed about the look of our business. However, the atmosphere is still the same customer oriented, small business feel so many people have come to appreciate. We are always striving for the balance between efficient and convenient service while maintaining our personal touch.

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