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New Livonia recycling facility pays cash for metal, electronics

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Advanced Recycling owner Michael Bassirpour says his company buys scrap metal and electronics.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Advanced Recycling owner Michael Bassirpour says his company buys scrap metal and electronics. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) -

Every day it's a surprise to see what shows up at Advanced Recycling on Merriman.  The facility, which specializes in metal and plastic recycling, opened for business in mid-May.  Owner Michael Bassirpour says they're the first metal recycling facility in Livonia.

"We buy metal from industrial accounts, manufacturing businesses, local residents trying to clean up their garages, basements.  We take electronics, all different types of metal bearing material.  Everything gets recycled.  We have a zero landfill policy."

We found Phillip Koloski dropping off scrap metal from Orin Jewelry in Garden City.  He got about $10 for some old light fixtures.

People also came by with old electronics and all kinds of other items.  Some walked away with thousands of dollars.  Everything that ends up at Advanced Recycling is shredded, melted down and reused, keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment.

People actually recycle some pretty surprising things like a beat up, old snowmobile.  It's staying out of a landfill and its owner got $50.

"We thumbprint the customers.  We have a photo I. D.  There's a picture of every single transaction.  We're not the police, but we do our best to make sure we don't buy anything stolen."

Advanced Recycling is open six days a week.  They say they pay some of the best prices in town.

For more information, visit www.advrecycling.com or call (734) 266-2700.

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