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You might notice that the value of metal can fluctuate. But why is that? Ultimately, it comes down to a few key factors. 

 

 

FERROUS VS. NON-FERROUS METALS 

Knowing the type of metal you have is the first step in figuring out how much you could get paid for your scrap metal. Generally, non-ferrous metals are of higher value to scrap metal buyers. However, large quantities of ferrous metals also have a good chance of selling.  

Ferrous metals contain iron. They may be mixed with other metals to achieve different desired properties, depending on the intended use of the metal. For example, stainless steel is an alloy of iron, nickel and chromium. Due to the chromium, the stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, making it a perfect metal for kitchenware. 

Some examples of ferrous metals include: 

  • Stainless steel 
  • Cast iron 
  • Carbon steel 

Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and they are sought after because they typically don’t rust or corrode. A few examples of these metals are: 

  • Brass 
  • Tin 
  • Copper 
  • Aluminum  
  • Lead 

 

Tip: You might be wondering how to tell if your metal is ferrous or non-ferrous. Simply holding up a magnet to the metal will give you an indication of the answer; ferrous metals are typically magnetic.  

 

QUANTITY OF METAL 

Quantity is everything, especially for ferrous metal. You’re much more likely to negotiate a higher price for a whole bin full of metal rather than a few separate kilos. This is because buying in bulk is more convenient and reduces the transportation cost for the scrap buyer.  Building up the quantity of your scrap metal before selling it is an ideal way to get the most money from your scrap.   

  

QUALITY OF THE METAL 

The quality of the scrap metal also affects its price. If, for example, it is attached to insulation, then the scrap buyer may not be willing to pay as much for it because they will need to remove the insulation themselves.  

There are other quality factors to consider, too: 

  • The purity of the metal – is it an alloy? Purer metals are typically worth more. 
  • What kind of scrap metal is it? Sheets and casting are specialty metal scraps and often pay better than random scraps. 
  • Is the metal corroded? Often, corroded metals attract lower prices. 

 

At Manville Recycling we collect both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Give us a call today to discuss your recycling needs – as no job is too big or too small for us.

WHAT AFFECTS THE PRICE OF SCRAP METAL?

You might notice that the value of metal can fluctuate. But why is that? Ultimately, it comes down to a few key factors. 

 

 

FERROUS VS. NON-FERROUS METALS 

Knowing the type of metal you have is the first step in figuring out how much you could get paid for your scrap metal. Generally, non-ferrous metals are of higher value to scrap metal buyers. However, large quantities of ferrous metals also have a good chance of selling.  

Ferrous metals contain iron. They may be mixed with other metals to achieve different desired properties, depending on the intended use of the metal. For example, stainless steel is an alloy of iron, nickel and chromium. Due to the chromium, the stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, making it a perfect metal for kitchenware. 

Some examples of ferrous metals include: 

  • Stainless steel 
  • Cast iron 
  • Carbon steel 

Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and they are sought after because they typically don’t rust or corrode. A few examples of these metals are: 

  • Brass 
  • Tin 
  • Copper 
  • Aluminum  
  • Lead 

 

Tip: You might be wondering how to tell if your metal is ferrous or non-ferrous. Simply holding up a magnet to the metal will give you an indication of the answer; ferrous metals are typically magnetic.  

 

QUANTITY OF METAL 

Quantity is everything, especially for ferrous metal. You’re much more likely to negotiate a higher price for a whole bin full of metal rather than a few separate kilos. This is because buying in bulk is more convenient and reduces the transportation cost for the scrap buyer.  Building up the quantity of your scrap metal before selling it is an ideal way to get the most money from your scrap.   

  

QUALITY OF THE METAL 

The quality of the scrap metal also affects its price. If, for example, it is attached to insulation, then the scrap buyer may not be willing to pay as much for it because they will need to remove the insulation themselves.  

There are other quality factors to consider, too: 

  • The purity of the metal – is it an alloy? Purer metals are typically worth more. 
  • What kind of scrap metal is it? Sheets and casting are specialty metal scraps and often pay better than random scraps. 
  • Is the metal corroded? Often, corroded metals attract lower prices. 

 

At Manville Recycling we collect both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Give us a call today to discuss your recycling needs – as no job is too big or too small for us.

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What is Scrap Metal Recycling?

Some specific metals can be recycled. Some examples are tin cans, copper, aluminum, and steel. Steel is one of the most popular metals and one that is recycled the most. Steel used in production facilities are the recycled form, as much as 50% of the times. Apart from steel, other metals don’t get recycled a lot. Only about 30% of all the metals out there is recycled. Maybe the lack of awareness is a problem. The next section will discuss the benefits of scrap metal recycling.

Why Should we Recycle Scrap Metal?

Recycling the metal aid in preserving the natural resources. Due to the fact that these natural resources are not abundant and infinitely available, recycling what we do have is very important. Over-consumption and lack of recycling are depleting these resources at a rapid rate. Recycling scrap metal helps conserve the metal, use them more, and thereby conserve the environment as well. Studies suggest that by careful recycling, we can save over 92% of the natural energy resources.

Recycling these metals will also work towards reducing carbon emissions and hence, lowering the pollution level. Recycling ensures more consumption and less wastage.

Recycling saves money as you are essentially using the same resources again. One can also make use of government-initiated funds regarding recycling.

The process of recycling also assists in water conservation. The amount of water used in manufacturing the materials will now be reduced thanks to recycling. This will also lower electricity usage. Dumping the used metals creates an unbalance in our ecosystem, which could lead to bigger and more drastic things.

The Recycling Process

The process of scrap metal recycling helps in reclaiming the originally manufactured pieces of metal for use in new production. The collection is the first step followed by sorting, and finally cleaning. Post this, the metal goes into recycling.

The scrap metal is hardly ever sorted while collection. So, the first step after collection is sorting based on their individual components – mostly into ferrous and non-ferrous elements. The sorted metal scraps are then cleaned to remove the paint, dirt, food particles, paper, and more. If the cleaning is not done properly, the recycled product will not be of good quality. Then comes the recycling process where the cleaned-up pieces of metal are reformed to smaller pieces called ingots. The process is different for each metal.

We at Manville Recycling, are a Canadian company based in Toronto, understand the graveness of the situation and hence, we offer recycling services for all types of metals.

 

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