Please note: We will be closed on Memorial Day May 5/29.

    About Us

    About Us

    Joseph Smith & Sons, the Top DC Area Scrap yard, is part of EMR Smith Industries, LLC, with origins dating back to 1898, which operates one of the oldest and largest scrap processors in the Mid-Atlantic region. Through our state-of-the-art separation systems, we  buy, process, and sell ferrous and non-ferrous metals by turning raw scrap into a clean and mill-ready product.

    We strive to be industry leaders by keeping our facilities clean, safe, and as responsive as possible to our customers’ needs. Our customer base includes the general public, tow companies, salvage yards, construction and demolition companies, large corporations and small businesses, local, county, state, and federal government entities including military facilities.​  With facilities located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware, we are strategically located to handle the many jobs our customers have throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.  We offer the cleanest yards, the most accurate scales, and the best prices in Baltimore are the surrounding areas.

    Having been around since 1898, we have learned many things along our journey.  We are honored to be part of the community our facilities are located in, and are constantly looking for more ways to help make recycling easier, more rewarding, and help our neighbors.

    If there is anything we as a company can do, or if you have a concern you would like to share with us, please contact us right away and someone will get back to you right away


    DC Area Scrap Yard, Joseph Smith Sons

    DC Area Scrap Yard, Joseph Smith Sons

    Joseph Smith and Sons

    DC Area Scrap Yard, Joseph Smith Sons




    Scrap Metal in May

    This May, many markets have seen prices drop slightly depending on the region and metal grade. Non-Ferrous grades related to steel, such as stainless, have dropped since last month, mainly due to a drop in nickel. While there may be slight fluctuations in prices across the board, Aluminum and Copper are continuing to see prices rise. Since prices surged in March, it seems that April and May are correction months that show long-term stability in the market. Overall, the market is showing no signs of dramatic increase or decrease. More specifically, the Baltimore market appears to be going sideways. Be sure to check our websites for the most up-to-date prices.

    Our Spotlighted Yard of the Month is the Smith Export Terminal!

    The Smith Export Terminal is located at 1600 Sparrows Point Rd. Edgemere, MD 21219. Our hours are Mon-Fri 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM and Sat 7:30 AM- 11:30 AM.

     We’re Hiring! Please see below for our open positions and click the position for more information. 

    Allegany Scrap: BuyerGeneral LaborerMechanic
    Dover Scrap: General Laborer
    Fredericksburg: General Laborer
    Johnstown: Warehouse Laborer

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