Scrap Metal Blue Line Transfer Scrap metal doesn’t belong in a standard garbage or recycling bin. It should be self-hauled to Blue Line Transfer or collected via a roll-off box (fees apply). Did You Know? How Much Scrap Metal the U.S. Recycles On average, more than 250 billion pounds of scrap metal is recycled annually in the U.S. That’s the same weight as 70 million cars. With more recycled scrap metal in the market, less resources need to be mined because recycled metal can be used instead. Guide to Recycling Scrap Metal Want to recycle scrap metal but aren’t sure how to get started? Check out this complete guide for beginners.