Scrap Recycling

Scrap is used to describe recyclable and other materials left over from every manner of product consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials.

The metal recycling industry encompasses a wide range of metals.  The more frequently recycled metals are scrap steel, iron, lead, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and zinc.  There are two main categories of metals: ferrous and nonferrous.  Metals which contain iron in them are known as Ferrous where metals without iron are nonferrous.  (ISRI Common nonferrous metals are copper, brass, aluminum, zinc, magnesium, tin, nickel, and lead).  Nonferrous metals also include precious and exotic metals.

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