Why Reliable?

We’re Local

Our founder, Maurice Sclar, moved to the Frederick area in 1918 to start his business. Since then, four generations of Sclar family members have lived in the Frederick area and headed Reliable Recycling. We also employ area residents helping to improve the local economy.


We’re Well-Established

Reliable Recycling was founded in 1918. We’re not some fly-by-night operation; we’ve been here for 100 years. Members of the Frederick community, both businesses and individuals, have been bringing their scrap metal to us for decades. They trust us, and you should, too!


It’s Good for the Environment

It takes a lot of energy to mine, refine, and create a completely new metal. When you recycle a metal, it can be melted down and reused for another product. This process requires much less energy than the initial creation of the metal, saving the environment. Additionally, metals can be reused indefinitely, and the more metal that is melted down and re-purposed, the less metal will be mined from the earth.


We Make It Easy

Bring us your metals. We will then weigh them and pay you. The process is as simple as that! Most customers are in and out in 15 minutes or less! If you have large amounts of metal to recycle, we also offer roll-off containers delivered to your location.


We Pay Cash

When you bring us your scrap metal, you leave with cash in your pocket. Feel free to contact us to confirm pricing before delivering your metals.

I found the staff pleasant and helpful, each time I went with my refuse. I separate my materials and don’t expect anyone to do it for me; this way I know what I am getting. I found their prices competitive and it is convenient that they are open six days a week. There is something to say about a multi-generational family-owned and operated business. They have made a commitment to their community and are stakeholders in the city and state. They are not fly-by night. Reliable has my business every time I am in need of their services.
JohnFrederick, Maryland