Frequently Asked Questions
What are your Terms and Conditions of Sale?
What methods of payment do you accept for metal purchases?
Cash, Credit Cards, and Checks from established customers with valid driver’s license of signer.
Do you have a metal sales minimum order?
Yes, our minimum is $150 for will call orders
Do you deliver?
Yes, we deliver within our service area, Central & North Florida and Southern Georgia, with a minimum purchase from our metal sales department of $450. If you are out of our service area, we can arrange shipment. We can also deliver our custom metal manufacturing products. The cost for this depends upon the scope of the project. Make sure to discuss with your estimator.
What are your Hours of Operation?
BERMAN BROTHERS 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Metal Sales – Pick up 8 am – 3 pm
Metal Sales – Deliveries 8 am – 2 pm
Recycling – Drop off 8 am – 4 pm
RUBIN IRON WORKS 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Rubin – Deliveries 7:30 am – 3 pm
Are you open on the weekends?
No. We are open Monday through Friday.
Can you cut structural steel, sheets or plates to size?
Yes. Happy to…Measure twice, please. Once it is cut we cannot accept returns.
Can you make non-standard shapes, channels or angles?
Yes, our metals manufacturing division, Rubin Iron Works, can form material into various shapes.
Will you load metal in my car or SUV?
No. You need a commercial vehicle that can transport the material safely.
Do you need a receiving appointment for metal deliveries from Vendors?
No, first come, first served. Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. If you can, please give us 24 hours notice.
What is the recycling process- How does it work if I have never scrapped before?
- Bring your material into our scrap yard entrance at Evergreen Avenue and 14th St E
- If you have a truck load, drive straight onto our truck scale
- If you have a small load, turn right and back into our loading dock
- Our buyers will help unload, grade and weigh your material and collect your vehicle info and ID
- Get paid!!!! Cash if less than $1000 or a check per Florida Statutes.
Why do I need a valid ID?
Florida law regulates the sales of many scrap items to prevent theft. The laws for secondary metal recyclers exist to prove you are the owner of the metal you are scrapping. To recycle material, all sellers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid government issued photo ID. We are required to collect identification including finger prints, your vehicle’s and trailer’s tag numbers, and photos of the material you bring in.
What are restricted regulated items?
Please see Florida Statutes, and refer to our Scrap Recycling page for a complete list of what we can and cannot scrap.
How do I recycle restricted regulated metals?
Sellers are required to provide proof of ownership (receipt of purchase or bill of sale or authorized letter on the owner’s letterhead) or authorization to sell the items. These documents must be dated no later than 90 days before the sale.
We are required to mail payment to the address presented on your ID.
Please see Florida Statutes.
Do you offer container service?
We offer roll off boxes ranging from 15-40 yards as well as flatbed and open top trailers. There are expectations on volume and quality of scrap. Please call for more information.
Does Berman charge a fee for using for containers services?
It depends upon how close you are to us. If we can service your account within a few miles, no. Outside of that range, yes there is a minimal trip charge we deduct from the scrap depending on the mileage.
How are scrap recycling payments handled?
We pay cash for most transactions less than $1000. If you are selling restricted regulated items we are required to mail you a check.
What size containers and trailers can you provide to collect my scrap?
We have a variety of roll off containers (10, 20, 30 & 40 yd3), flat beds, gondola & low-boy trailers.
Do you scrap appliances?
Yes. Please make sure all are free from trash, fuels and hazardous material…for example, refrigerators must have freon properly removed.
Do you sell from your Scrap Yard?
No, insurance prohibits customers walking in our yard. If you are a nonprofit or a charity sometimes we donate special items.
Do you take chain link fence?
Yes, in small quantities. If you have larger quantities, please call.
Do I need to separate my scrap or will Berman do it?
No, you do not need to sort your metal, but you may get paid more if you do. Our employees will be happy to tell you how.
Do you scrap cars?
No, we are not an Authorized Facility. Please call and we can help find one for you.