What are ferrous metals? Materials that fall under this classification all contain iron. The word ferrous is derived from the Latin word "ferrum," which means iron.
Ferrous metals include iron and steel as well as other metal alloys of iron like stainless steel. Iron is a strong but very brittle material. It also rusts easily, so it is often mixed with other metals like chromium, nickel and others to make it easier to work with.
You can tell if a metal is ferrous by testing it with a magnet. If you put a magnet up to your metal scrap and it sticks, it’s ferrous. And steel scrap yards can accept this type of metal to be reused!
At Gardner Metal Recycling, we buy many ferrous metals including steel, stainless steel, cast iron, structural iron, plate iron, prepared and unprepared iron, cold rolled iron, and busheling iron.
How Much Is Scrap Iron, Steel & Iron Alloy Worth?
The price of metal changes daily, so the answer to this question will depend on when you bring in your scrap. The availability of the metal and the market demand for it can increase or decrease the amount of money you’ll get when you recycle it.
The quality and type of metal also affect its worth. For instance, stainless steel is worth more than untreated steel. When you bring your iron or steel recycling into our facilities, we will help you understand the grade of your material and its value.
Not sure if we will accept your material? Just give us a call!
As Austin's premier iron and steel recycling center, we offer competitive pricing for your scrap iron and other ferrous metals with easy and professional dropoff.
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