Aluminium scrap is coming from different type of product,below we have some of the common types of aluminium scrap you will come across when scrapping.
- Sheet Aluminum– This category includes material like lawn chairs without the webbing, some lighter gauge pots and pans, window frames with small amounts of plastic or steel attached, and jacketing from MC cable.
- Cast Aluminum– A type of aluminum that looks to have been poured into a mold. Something like a BBQ grill, molds from certain applications, or larger light pole bases.
- Dirty Aluminum– This would be anything that has steel, rubber, or plastic attached. If there are steel bolts going through something we would classify this as dirty as well. When scrap yards see any type of non-aluminum material mixed in with the “clean” aluminum that you are trying to sell, it is difficult to get clean prices ever for it.
- Aluminum Cans– One of the more common items that are brought to scrap yards, is aluminum cans. With the common availability of them from soda and food cans, many people clean out, crushed, and collect cans before bringing them to a yard. Be sure to call your yard for pricing.
- Aluminum Gutters / Siding– Mainly collected by general contractors and roofers, aluminum gutters and siding are common types of aluminum to find their way to the scrap yard. With many people opting for vinyl siding, there is less aluminum on residential buildings.
- Aluminum Wire– When you are pulling out cables and wires, you may find wires you first assume will be copper, but instead you find they are silver in color. As long as they are not magnetic, these are going to be aluminum wire. Be sure to sort through to separate these wires from copper.
- Aluminum Rims– Common to automobiles and trucks, aluminum rims are another type of aluminum scrap that should be sorted. To maximize your profit on them, make sure that any rubber tires and lead wheel weights are removed from them.
Brass & Bronze Scrap :
Bronze is one of the world’s oldest alloys that dates back several hundred years BC. Bronze and Brass are copper alloys, which means that they primarily contain copper with various other metals, such as zinc, tin, and lead to form a new metal in the form of bronze or brass. Some other metals can also be added, which depends on the uses and requirements of metal. Strength, corrosion resistance, and appearance are some of the reasons for the different types of brass and bronze.
Most people wonder about the difference between brass and bronze. These two alloys are very similar in so many ways, however, in general, brass is believed to be a copper alloy, which generally contains more zinc; while bronze is usually thought of with regards to its tin content.
Copper Scrap :
Materials for the mechanical treatment of different categories of copper scrap such as:
- Copper scrap in large pieces
- Copper scrap in large pieces
- Mixed copper scrap
- Cable scrap
- Dismantled cable
- Insulated cable
- Copper-lead cable
- Copper granules
- Shredded scrap
- Waste electrical and electronic equipment
- Copper chips
- Iron-containing copper scrap
- Copper from taps, stators, and rotors
- Tin coated copper scrap
- Cable clips, cable bars
- Copper sludge (mixed and pure)
- Origins from galvanization
- Bronze – scrap / chips / semi-finished
- Brass – scrap / chips / semi-finished
Stainless Steel Scrap :
Stainless steel (SS) has many type magnet and none-magnets is a ferrous steel alloy which has a minimum of 10.5% chromium and is not magnetic. It does not rust, stain or corrodes like ordinary steel does. The volume of chromium in the stainless steel effects how resistant it is to corrosion. Stainless steel will contain anywhere from 13% to 26% of chromium when the metal is purposely mixed for corrosion resistance.
Recently some stainless steel (404 & 414) is being manufactured with palladium instead of chromium. This results in a more cost-effective stainless steel which has magnetic properties (non-ferrous), however lacks the level of corrosion resistance you get with 304 & 316 stainless steel.