Century’s Metals Yard

The Ultimate in Recycling!

For over 50 years, Century Trading Co. has bought and sold scrap and surplus metals. In addition to our new structural steel inventory, we have over five acres filled with steel items of every size and kind. Our stock of previously used steel changes every day. This page features current highlights of a few of our most notable or higher-volume items.

Call for more information: (419) 203-5232 / Option 3

Metals Yard closes at 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday and 11:30 am on Saturday.

We Pay You Top Dollar for These Metals

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Aluminum Cans

Whether you have a few or a ton (really!), we pay top dollar. Please make sure all cans are aluminum and drained.


This is anything without iron, including aluminum siding, copper wire, batteries, radiators, brass, and much more.


Iron is priced per net ton, including mixed heavy unprepared, brake drums, clean motor cast, sheet steel, and others.

New and Used Structural Steel

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Century regularly stocks #3, #4, and #5 Grade 60 concrete reinforcing bar. Sold by the bundle or by the piece.

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New Steel

Century Building 2 holds a wide variety of angle, channel, rectangular, square and pipe size tubing. We also have solid square, round, and flat, plus 12 gauge deck plate, expanded metal, HD, and I beam. 

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Surplus and Used Steel

This selection varies greatly based on availability. You are welcome to browse our Metals Yard during business hours or call for specific inquiries.

Elsewhere in the Metals Yard

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Parts and Equipment

One person’s scrap is often another person’s treasure. You are welcome to browse our yard for those hidden gems. Used equipment and salvaged material often turn over quickly, so don’t hesitate to call us if you are looking for something specific.

Bottled Gas & Cylinders

Century exchanges and fills leased cylinders with Oxygen, Argon, Argon/CO2, and Acetylene.  Call AIRGAS at (419) 228-2828 to lease.

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Vehicle Weight

Century can weigh trucks, cars, and trailers up to 70′ total length on our truck scale during buisness hours for a nominal charge.

Used Equipment for Sale

2001 Daewoo G-25E3 Forklift

  • LP gas
  • 7360 hours
  • 3 stage mast
  • 48” forks
  • Recent service with lots of new parts!


or best offer

1996 Daewoo G-25S Forklift

  • LP gas
  • 9163 hours
  • 3 stage mast
  • 42” forks
  • Side shift
  • Recent service 


or best offer

2000 Polaris Sportsman 500 Four Wheeler


or best offer

(419) 238-5232

1224 West Main Street
Van Wert, Ohio. 45891

Store Hours

Mon - Fri = 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday = 8am - Noon
Sunday = Closed

Metals Yard Hours

Mon - Fri = 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday =  8am - 11:30am
Sunday = Closed