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How To Recycle Your Catalyst

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s catalyst – in fact, you’ll be paid within 30 to 40 days from the day we receive your catalyst. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining catalyst:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within four (4) weeks from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  Payable immediately 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 Catalyst Can I Recycle?

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

  • Catalytic converters
  • Automotive catalyst
  • Industrial catalyst
  • Petroleum refining catalyst
  • Petroleum alkylation catalyst
  • Platinum foil catalyst
  • Aluminosilicate/alumina silicate/aluminum silicate catalyst
  • CO catalyst
  • Oxidation catalyst
  • Titanium Dioxide catalyst
  • Saffil Fiber Catalyst
  • Ceramic monolith catalyst
  • Bead catalyst
  • Wire catalyst
  • Gauze catalyst
  • Woven mesh catalyst
  • Metal monolith catalyst
  • Honeycomb catalyst
  • Precious metal catalyst
  • Foil Catalyst
  • BASF catalyst

See the other forms of platinum Specialty Metals accepts here.

Photo of industrial bead catalyst scrap, from which Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners can recycle and extract platinum, palladium and rhodium.

Refining Rates and Fees for Catalyst

Minimum Lot Sizes:
Automotive Catalyst/Catalytic Converters:
500 whole units or 1,000 pounds of loose catalyst

Industrial Catalyst:
Call for current minimums

Payable Metals:
Platinum: 90%
Palladium: 90%
Rhodium: 75%

No Other Charges