Picayune Scrap — Rome Recycling now open

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pearl River County has a new place to recycle all types of metal products, Picayune Scrap — Rome’s Recycling.

Katherine Rome and her husband Richard H. Rome own and operate the business, which includes a location in Bogalusa that has been in operation for the past six years.

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The new location of the business is 1727 Highway 11 just outside of Picayune and offers a clean yard with minimal hazards to the customer’s vehicle, said Manager Aaron Pierce. That includes dents or dings and flat tires.

“They can feel assured that they won’t have problems with their vehicles,” Pierce said.

Rome said the Picayune location currently employs four people, but she plans to hire additional people soon.

In addition to accepting aluminum, steel and all other types of metals, the scrap business will also buy old cars, either at the business site, or at the home of the customer. If the vehicle is purchased at the home, the seller will need to take care of transporting the vehicle to the scrap yard. 

While the business won’t offer a scrap yard where vehicles will be parked in a yard for pulling used parts, parts of value will be set aside for resale.

The business also offers dumpster services, a truck scale and a nonferrous scale. Pierce said the business offers top dollar for metals. Currently, the price being paid for aluminum is .50 per pound. Since the price of scrap metal fluctuates, customers can call ahead for pricing.

Rome’s Recycling is a family owned and operated business. Katherine Rome said her daughter runs the Bogalusa location, and she and her husband visit both locations regularly.

The business is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s closed on Sundays.

Staff can be reached by calling 601-799-1701.