When collecting scrap metal for recycling, you'll run across both ferrous and non-ferrous metal. Ferrous metal contains iron, which means that a magnet will stick to it, making it easy to identify. Steel is an example of ferrous metal. Ferrous metals are recycled in large quantities, and the ample supply drives down its price per pound. Non-ferrous metals, like aluminum, copper, and zinc, are comparatively rarer. As a result, they'll fetch higher prices at the scrapyard.
Hello everyone, my name is Suzi Lanson. Welcome to my site. I want to talk about the different tools and techniques used for metal recycling. The backyard in my first home was a graveyard of broken appliances, tools and tin cans of all sizes. I looked at the collection sitting there in horror at first. A friend pointed out that the piles of garbage were actually a recycling goldmine. We transported the materials to a metal recycling facility and split the cash. I was pleasantly surprised to hear nearly all of the items could be broken down and processed to create new products. I will talk about the metal recycling process in more detail on this site.