3000 Bells Road, Richmond VA 23234 | M-F: 7am-5pm, Sat: 7am-12pm

We Recycle: Aluminum - Appliances - Brass - Copper - Electronics - Steel - Wiring - And More!

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Who We Are

We make scrap metal recycling easy. It’s that simple! For many decades, Smith Iron and Metal has been the premier destination for scrap metal recycling within the greater Richmond community. We’ve proudly served customers in the Richmond area since 1940. Smith Iron and Metal was founded on the principle of treating all our customers with the utmost respect. This core belief has enabled us to give the fastest, friendliest service possible. That is what we’re all about, and we’ve never lost sight of this!

These days, we utilize the best technology to further enhance your experience. Our goal is to make the entire process fast, easy, straightforward, and lucrative! State of the art computers allow us to complete a customer’s transactions in just moments. Our massive shredder facility enables us to process metals at a rate far exceeding that of what we were able to process back in the day.

We also take great pride in always maintaining a debris free customer area. Our lot is completely paved. Like we said… we are all about the customer experience!

A Brief History of Smith Iron and Metal

  • 1940 Smith Junk and Salvage Founded

    Charles A. Smith, Sr. founded Smith Junk and Salvage. The original location was 1805 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1965 Name Change to Smith, Iron & Metal

    Smith Junk and Salvage incorporated and became Smith Iron & Metal Co., Inc.
  • 1975 Second Location

    Opened second location at 3000 Bells Road, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1991 Consolidated Operations

    Consolidated operations to 3000 Bells Road
  • 2006 State of the Art Technology

    Added state of the art computer system to increase the speed and efficiency of operations.
  • 2007 Upgraded Shredder Facility

    Constructed the new shredder facility

Contact Smith Iron & Metal to learn more!

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been all about providing the best possible scrap metal recycling experience. That’s never going to change! Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Smith Iron & Metal. Interested in learning more about us and our history? Call us anytime at 804-271-1239, send us a message on Facebook, or contact us online!