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How To Recycle Your Contacts, Pins and Meltables

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s electronic scrap contacts, pins and meltables – in fact, you’ll be paid within 30 days from the day we receive your electronics scrap. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining scrap contacts, pins and meltables:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within 21 to 28 days from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  Payment available upon completion of the processing.
Form of Payment:  Company check, bank wire transfer or the return of bullion.
Metal Pricing:  We price your metals using the New York and London markets.
Pool Account:  If you prefer to leave your metals unpriced, you may open a pool account at no additional cost.

What Kind of Electronic Contacts, Pins and Meltables Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following electronic scrap contacts, pins and meltables to be refined and recycled:

  • Readily meltable* material including:
    • Gold fingers
    • Gold pins
    • Gold connectors
    • Electronic scrap pins
    • Computer scrap pins
    • Circuit board pins
    • Military gold pins
    • Military gold connectors
  • Any electronic scrap material that can be melted with no other processing required.

*Should be relatively free of plastic, fiberglass or ceramic

See the other forms of electronics Specialty Metals accepts here.

Image of batch of gold connectors, one form of electronic scrap contacts, pins and meltables Specialty Metals refines and recycles for precious metals.

Refining Rates and Fees for Contacts, Pins and Meltables

Minimum Lot Size:
50 to 75 pounds
(smaller quantities of higher grade material can be processed)

Payable Metals:
Gold: 98%
Silver: 98%
Platinum: 97%
Palladium: 97%

Treatment Fee:
$1.00 per pound, net weight received

Assay Fee:
$100.00

Processing Fee:
$250.00