Homeowners can often recycle small aluminum parts by leaving them in curbside bins, but most oil burner parts made of metal must be taken to a recycling center. Taking the metal to a scrap yard is another option if a recycling center is not available.
Because burner parts are often relatively large, scrap metal dealers and recyclers often pay money for them. Older system are more likely to contain valuable metals than newer systems, but it is worth determining what metal a part is made of before dropping it off. Homeowners can test a particular metal by attempting to stick a magnet to it. Ferrous metals that stick to magnets often aren't worth much; non-ferrous metals, on the other hand, should be further identified before they are sold to a scrap dealer.