Where to Find Carbide

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...
Where Do Recycled Cans Go?

Where Do Recycled Cans Go?

Did you know that aluminum cans are reborn every 60 days? Recycled cans lead pretty complex lives, in fact. Because aluminum scrap is endlessly recyclable, that ordinary soda can may have been melted down and reprocessed literally hundreds of times. So how does that...
What is Tungsten Carbide?

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?...
What Happens to Metal When It’s Recycled?

What Happens to Metal When It’s Recycled?

We’ve all seen the labels: “made from 30% recycled aluminum” or “contains 100% recycled steel.” And most of us have recycling bins in our kitchens or garages where we collect used metal cans and containers. But what happens after those cans get picked up? And what...
How to Make Money Recycling Scrap Metal

How to Make Money Recycling Scrap Metal

Looking for a little extra spending money? Whether you’re saving for that big vacation or just want to line your pockets a bit, the extra cash you’re looking for may be right in your basement, garage or attic! While scrap metal recycling centers will take almost any...
Finding the right scrap yard for your metal

Finding the right scrap yard for your metal

There are countless reasons to recycle scrap metal. Chief among them is 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...
Eight Things About Scrap Yards You Should Know

Eight Things About Scrap Yards You Should Know

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...
Common Sources of Stainless Steel Scrap Metal

Common Sources of Stainless Steel Scrap Metal

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...
What Scrap Metal is This? A Guide to Identifying Metals

What Scrap Metal is This? A Guide to Identifying Metals

Steel and tin and iron—oh my! If you’re new to the world of scrap metal recycling, then the process of sorting and identifying unfamiliar metals may seem a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. While it’s easiest to just bring your scrap metals to...
What Kinds of Metal Are Recyclable?

What Kinds of Metal Are Recyclable?

Knowing your brass from your bronze is a huge advantage when you’re recycling metal. After all, pre-sorting metal is advantageous—scrap metal yards typically pay more for metal that’s been arranged by type. Below, you’ll find a primer on the different types most...