Galvanizing steel involves dipping the metal in a protective zinc coat to prevent corrosive substances from reaching the underlying steel. This process is done to strengthen the metal against the elements and ultimately defend against rust. Galvanized steel is valued for its ductility, which can make it easier to work with compared to stainless steel.

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Bulk scrap metal recycling is a convenient way to create a sustainable future for your small businesses. By recycling scrap metals, we can reduce waste and save on energy used to produce new materials. Metals like copper, steel, aluminum, brass and iron are all examples of reusable, finite resources mined through ore production present in

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Many people don’t know the difference between a “scrap yard” and a “junkyard.” They often expect to see rusting parts, navigate piles of waste, and see a mess of metal everywhere. The truth is, a modern scrap yard is simply a specialized recycling facility, and visitors to Gardner Metals’ Austin scrap yard are often surprised

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What is Tungsten Carbide?

Tungsten carbide is a hard metal often used in machining, cutting tools and abrasives. Scrap tungsten carbide can be valuable when recycled with an expert partner who understands how to identify and fairly evaluate scrap metal. But what exactly is tungsten carbide? How can you identify it, and how can you get the most value

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Where to Find Carbide

Many scrappers focus on copper, brass and aluminum, but carbide shouldn’t be overlooked as it often fetches a higher price per pound than many other metals. It’s a very versatile material that is used in a variety of products and can be found in a variety of places.  Repurposing carbide and carbide products is a

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There are countless reasons to recycle scrap metal. Chief among them are protecting the environment and generating revenue. Scrap metal recycling cuts down on energy costs and pollution and helps conserve natural resources. It can also be a great way to put some extra cash in your pocket.  Where you decide to take your scrap

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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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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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