common-sources-of-stainless-steel-scrap-metal

Stainless steel is a versatile, useful and valuable metal. It resists heat, rust, staining and pitting, with high strength and an attractive luster. As a scrap metal, stainless steel is valued for its high demand and ease of recycling.  Let’s learn more about the most common sources of stainless steel scrap metal and how to

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Scrap Metal Value 2021

Metal recycling is an indispensable facet of American manufacturing. Recycling saves space in landfills, conserves natural resources and greatly reduces pollution. It takes less energy to repurpose metal from an old product than it does to mine new ore for the same purpose.  Circuit boards, cans, catalytic converters and copper wire are all common items

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how-to-tell-if-it-is-copper-or-brass

If you’re considering a trip to the scrapyard, it’s important that you know how to separate your metals. Metal recycling centers near you will determine your scrap’s value based on the least valuable metal in your container. So when you keep your metals separate, you’ll secure the best payment possible.  Unfortunately, separating metals can be

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What Is Considered Dirty Brass?

For anyone looking to recycle their spare brass—whether you are a contractor cleaning up leftovers or a homeowner planning your next remodel—there are important factors to consider. Perhaps the foremost question in your mind should be “what is dirty brass?” Knowing the difference between “dirty” brass and regular brass can help you prioritize your scrapping

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For those in the construction industry, scrap metal can be easy to overlook; it’s an integral part of the day-to-day job and when you aren’t directly using it, the leftovers can get in your way. Smart contractors and construction workers, though, realize that scrap metal — especially the metals frequently found on job sites —

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If you work in any type of machine shop, chances are you could be sitting on some valuable scrap metal in the form of your leftover tungsten carbide. If you’ve upgraded recently, replaced broken parts, or just swept up metal shavings that have fallen by the wayside, you could be looking at a nice payday

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what-will-your-scrap-yard-not-take

So you want to do some recycling. As experienced Austin scrappers, we’re glad to hear it! That said, it’s important to know what a scrap yard will and won’t accept before you start loading up your metal scrap to recycle. Whether it’s earth-conscious citizens or overloaded contractors looking to dump all the leftover clutter from

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what-are-the-most-valuable-sources-of-scrap-metal

For many manufacturing and industrial businesses, recycling can be little more than a necessary evil — a final task to minimize expenses before closing out jobs. That said, not all scrap metal is created equal, and knowing what to keep an eye out for can help you maximize your profit when it comes time to

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We all know that recycling is important because it’s good for the environment. In Austin especially, we know that there are a handful of helpful habits we can add to our daily routine. But once the items we recycle—especially the scrap metal that goes directly to a scrap yard—leave our home or worksite, what happens

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how-much-does-scrap-metal-pricing-fluctuate

Whatever reason you have for trading in your old scrap metal, you want to get the best possible value for it. Whether you’re trading in old appliances or clearing out wiring and other materials from a construction site, you should always shop around for fair scrap metal prices. But given the frequent price fluctuations for

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