About Us

I’m Terry Buckman, owner and operator of Buckman Iron & Metal, Inc. here in Coplay.

The Buckman Family has been in the industrial scrap business since 1902.

Buckman Iron & Metal is a family-owned business started by my great-grandfather Charles 119 years ago in Illinois. 

We’ve been proudly serving Pennsylvanians in the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the Lehigh Valley for 24 years at this location.

We buy and recycle scrap metal of all sorts — iron and steel (so-called ferrous metals), copper, aluminum, brass, and “tin” cans, just to name a few.

We are able to pay top prices for scrap because we’ve made substantial investments in equipment and streamlined our processes to minimize overhead and maximize payout.

We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and are grateful recipient of numerous awards from local business groups.

We’ll happily answer your questions and look forward to working with you.


I had a very pleasant experience with Buckman Iron and Metal. I needed to get a car towed and scrapped. They set me up with a tow company who was very prompt and professional. I am not up to date on metal recycling prices, but I felt what I received was very fair. The man working ended up cashing me out with more than I was due because the car was so light and the tow charge was almost all of what the car was worth. I will use them again if the need arises.

Kayti S



Very fast, good service.

Artur N




Just went there today. Wonderfully helpful staff. Ken helped us find the copper & brass, as well as aluminum. This allowed us to get more money for our recycling. A big thank you to Ken for keeping the customers happy!

Becky Ann



Pleasant experience doing business with Buckman Iron & Metal scrap yard. Good prices and very "neat/organized" for a recycling center. Hard working crew and very informative. I've been going to the same scrapyard for over 15 years (uss aucheys) but im looking forward to doing business w these guys in the future from now on. Stay warm and humble!

Mark S



We Are Proud Members of the Following Organizations:

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is a non-profit association of recycling professionals dedicated to promoting and enhancing the interests of recycling, recycling programs, composting, and composting programs in Pennsylvania through education, information exchange, technical support, applied research and coordination of recycling industry initiatives.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

As members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., we pledge to consider worker and customer safety in every decision we make. Our mission as a company is to serve customers and produce high-quality product safely. If we cannot do it safely, then we will not do it at all.

Better Business Bureau

Buckman Iron & Metal, Inc. is committed to providing a safe and healthful workplace to our employees. We pride ourselves on our BBB Accreditation and A+ rating.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.


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