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How To Recycle Your Gold Sweeps

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s gold sweeps – in fact, you’ll be paid within 14 to 30 days from the day we receive your sweeps scrap, depending upon the content of the sweeps you send us. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining sweeps scrap:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within 7 to 14 business days from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid 14 to 30 days from date of receipt, depending upon contents of shipment.
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 Gold Sweeps Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following sweeps scrap to be refined and recycled:

  • Jewelers’ bench sweeps
  • Polishing dust
  • Grindings
  • Filings

See the other forms of gold Specialty Metals accepts here.

Photo of gold bars and ingots, which Specialty Metals refines and recycles from scrap sputtering targets, optical and eyeglass scrap, jewelry and more.

Refining Rates and Fees for Gold Sweeps

Payable Metals:
Gold: 98%
Platinum, Palladium and Silver: May be payable depending on lot size and content

Assay Fee:
$100.00

Processing Fee:
$150.00