Metal recycling companies will not accept the device as a whole, so you will have to separate the metallic parts like scrap steel from other parts of the device like plastic or anything else which is not a metal. You will need some practice to break open your device and strip out the metallic parts and you will need to take some precautions while stripping your device, especially if it is a non-ferrous metal like scrap copper and aluminum, as your device may have been made of recycled products containing gallium and arsenic which are harmful chemicals. You may not be able to completely separate the metallic and plastic parts of your device but most recycling companies will accept your scrap device if it at least has 80% metal content.
To summarize, recycling scrap metals has increasingly become a popular business concept. It has become a whole profitable industry in itself in a short time. You can make money and at the same time, doing your bit to help the environment and help save our Mother Earth’s natural resources.