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Feb 05 2022

How Can I Tell What Kind of Metal I Have to Scrap? 

Recycling scrap metal is an act that’s great for the economy and the environment, as well as your own pocketbook. But with so many different types of metal in production today, knowing what’s recyclable and what’s not—and what you need to know about how to distinguish between metals—can be overwhelming. Here’s what you should know about knowing what types of metal are recyclable and how to prepare for recycling your scrap metal—

What Types of Metal Are Recyclable?

The great news about scrap metal recycling is that nearly all metals can be recycled! At Belson Steel, we purchase both ferrous and nonferrous metals for recycling. Types of metals that we can recycle at our scrap metal processing facility include:

  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Cast iron
  • Tin
  • Automobile tin
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum cans
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Insulated copper
  • Tungsten

Ferrous metals are metals that contain iron. Nonferrous metals do not contain iron. You can differentiate between them by testing if the metal you have is magnetic—if it’s magnetic, it’s ferrous. 

Common Items that Can Be Recycled for Scrap

Not only can all of the metals listed above be recycled with Belson Steel, but so can a variety of metal-containing products. We will buy metal and all of the following for scrap metal recycling:

  • Appliances
  • Radiators
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Electric motors
  • Whole computers
  • Power supplies
  • Motherboards
  • Routers and modems
  • Cellphones
  • RAM memory
  • Junk cars
  • Old equipment and machinery

If you have any metal-containing products on your property, you can sell them directly to Belson Steel. We’ll pay cash and top dollar for your metal products. 

Do I Need to Identify and Separate Metal Before Bringing it to Belson Steel?

One of the easiest things about selling your scrap metal to Belson Steel is that you don’t have to worry about identifying or separating any of your metal before it reaches our facility! As long as it’s metal, we’ll handle all of the metal identification, weighing, and separating. We can process ferrous and nonferrous materials. 

If you have large amounts of scrap metal that need to be recycled, our company can even provide on-site container services for collection. We handle all transportation and logistics, too. 

Call Belson Steel Today

To learn more about scrap metal recycling and how to tell what kind of metal you have, you can reach out to Belson Steel directly today. Our company is a full-service scrap metal company. Call us today to learn more. 

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