What to scrap, what not to accept for scrap

What to scrap, what not to accept for scrap

Collecting, handing and scrap removal in pickering is a profitable occupation, which can bring good money. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, household items and old utensils, cars that have lost their functions, items littering the space in the garage, at the cottage, in the closet are all given away. What can be taken today and handed over as scrap? What can’t be taken to collection points so as not to become the object of police and tax authorities’ attention?

What kinds of scrap are there?
All scrap metal is conventionally divided into black and color. The first category includes everything that contains iron, and the second includes copper, aluminum, lead, and dural. Non-ferrous includes zinc, nickel, tin, titanium, magnesium and their alloys. Waste ferrous metal is cheaper and it is economically profitable to give it up by the ton. The material is popular and widespread, which explains its low price. Non-ferrous metals are counted as rare metals, they are accepted starting from 1-2 kg and the price is higher than ferrous metal.

What can be passed for scrap, which metals are popular with acceptors:
1) Ferrous metal in the form of batteries, reinforced concrete rods, old cast iron bathtubs, refrigerators, washing machines, gas stoves, other household appliances.

2) Profiled aluminum, food-grade and electrical. This is the most common type of aluminum scrap, although the price per kilogram is relatively low.

3) Zinc, which is part of most alloys, including ZAM. The price depends on the purity of the substance. The less metallic impurities, the higher the price per kilogram.

4) Copper and brass alloys are the most expensive and popular materials for scrap. The purest and most expensive in price is metal derived from electrical waste. What is accepted for scrap? Ropes, cable conductors, transformer bus bars, etc.

5) The secondary non-ferrous metal tin is four times more expensive than copper, but provided it does not contain foreign inclusions and impurities. Tin-containing scrap is often common. Scrap metal usually includes babbitts (alloys of sintz with tin), used bearings, pipe cuttings, utensils and household items.

6) Lead – is a substance of medium price; it is found in braids and sheaths of cables, car batteries, units and parts of printing equipment.

7) Titanium is a sought-after component of the metallurgical industry. Its price exceeds the price of all other types of non-ferrous metal. Titanium is obtained from pipeline scraps, disks of car wheels, old locking mechanisms and armatures.

8) Nickel: This is a very expensive material and does not occur in its pure form. It is found in melchior dishes, accumulators, used electrodes, parts and units of household appliances.


By the way, the value of non-ferrous metals and alloys is high due to their use in many areas of industry and the economy. These include mechanical engineering and household communications, radio electronics and computer technology.

What is most commonly scrapped
What is one of the most common scrap items?

1) Used cars, parts and assemblies of cars, special equipment;

2) farm equipment, garden machinery, and trailers, including parts and components;

3) catamarans, launches, boats and other small size vessels, including parts and components;

4) motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles, including spare parts for them

5) metalwork, assembly, construction and other tools

6) hardware and knives, kitchen and stove utensils;

7) writing, drawing, office supplies;

8) haberdashery and artistic goods, garbage from the stables;

9) sports, fishing and hunting equipment and supplies;

10) clockwork, radio, electric equipment, household appliances, and household items.

The list of items that can be scrapped is approximate. It all depends on the collection point, which expands or reduces the list at its discretion.

Pay attention! The bodies of cars and special equipment are accepted from individuals and organizations only if a permissive package of documents is available.

What is prohibited for scrap

There is a list of objects and metals, which are prohibited for recycling. Identification of banned and dangerous objects occurs during visual inspection. Special equipment is also helpful in determining the presence of contaminants, chemically hazardous or radioactive substances in scrap.

A list of items and structures prohibited for acceptance:
1) property belonging to public utilities;

2) personal belongings and items belonging to another person who has not executed a power of attorney for the deliverer;

3) ammunition, military equipment, including assemblies, parts and components;

4) hermetically sealed containers and tanks containing unknown substances;

5) toxic and hazardous substances and items that are subject to special disposal;

6) scrap containing explosive oils, liquids, other components;

7) metals with a high radiation background, some types of chips;

8) steel slings and cables, some types of wire;

9) sewer manholes and rails, scrap with elements of plastic, other nonmetals;

10) fences, monuments, gravestones, objects of artistic or historical value.

Strict rules for accepting hazardous recyclables are not accidental. Acceptance and disposal of this category of scrap can lead to accidents and cause damage to the environment, cause fire, poisoning or explosion.

Before you turn in your scrap metal for recycling, it’s worth deciding to which collection point you want to send your scrap. If there is a lot of garbage and large items are difficult to remove, the office orders transport, if necessary – a team of cutters and loaders.

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