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How To Recycle Your Optical and Eyeglasses Scrap

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s optical and eyeglasses scrap – in fact, you’ll be paid within 10 business days from when we receive your scrap. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining optical and eyeglasses scrap:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within 7 to 10 business days from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid 10 business days from date of receipt.
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 Optical and Eyeglasses Scrap Can I Recycle?

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

  • Eyeglass frames, bridges, arms/temples, etc.
  • Gold filled, plated and older karat gold optical scrap

See the other forms of gold Specialty Metals accepts here.

Photo of a shipment of optical and eyeglasses scrap that a customer sent to Specialty Metals for us to recycle, refine and recover gold from.

Refining Rates and Fees for Optical and Eyeglasses Scrap

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We will customize terms based on lot size and projected content.