...there's another company coming today to look at things & give me an estimate. If they're like the last company, they'll offer to recycle all the metal that can be recycled out of the two units.
How much this other company will offer compared to the first is yet to be seen. But if it's not cheaper, I'm going with the folks who jump-started the unit this time around. (Mom actually thought the cost was going to be around $10K, not $5K, so that's a worry off her mind.)