Ferrous metals include mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. These metals are primarily used for their tensile strength and durability, especially mild steel which helps hold up the tallest skyscrapers and the longest bridges in the world. You can also find ferrous metals in housing construction, in+dustrial containers, large-scale piping, automobiles, rails for railroad and transportation, most of tools and hardware you use around the house, and the knives you cook with at home.
Drums and rotors
Heavy melt steel
Hot water heaters
Metal lawn furniture
Mixed steelMotor block
Washing machinesWhole cars
Non-ferrous metals include aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, tin, lead, and zinc, as well as precious metals like gold and silver. While non-ferrous metals can provide strength, they are primarily used where their differences from ferrous metals can provide an advantage.
Bare bright copper
Cocks and faucets
Lead-acid batteries New production Aluminum
Painted aluminum Plumbing parts Radiators
Red brass (Ebony) Shredded Non-ferrous scrap (Zorba) Turnings Wheel weights (Ropes) Yellow brass (Honey) Zinc
WHAT WE DON'T BUY?
Computers or TV monitors, microwaves, etc.
Liquids or fluids of any kind
Hazardous waste or chemicals
Flammable materials – no ammunition or explosives
Closed containers such as fuels/gas tanks, beer kegs,
enclosed drums or tanks with no 2′ x 2′ hole