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Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling


As we’ve entered Spring, you're eager to tidy up your home or business space, which means recycling scrap metal you no longer need.


Smart move. Research shows that just 28% of the waste that Canadians produced in 2018 was recycled. The rest was burned, went to landfills, or were shipped abroad.


However, not all scrap metal pieces are the same. Some are ferrous, and others are non-ferrous.


If you are looking for the best way to recycle non-ferrous metals, here's a rundown of

everything you need to know about non-ferrous metal recycling.


Let's jump in!


Metal Recycling

During the metal recycling process, a company will separate, clean, and melt scrap metal. The metal can then be re-used to create new products.


The benefit of metal is that you can constantly recycle it without worrying about its degrading properties.


Metal recycling offers ecological benefits, keeping metal out of today's landfills. This is important because metal biodegrades slowly.


However, it also offers economic ones. That's because scrap metal has monetary value and will always be in high demand when it's high quality.


Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metals

It would help if you sorted your non-ferrous from your ferrous metal when sorting your scrap metal. Ferrous metals are magnetic. Meanwhile, non-ferrous ones are nonmagnetic and contain no steel/ iron.


Examples of ferrous metals include the following:

  • Steel

  • Galvanized steel

  • Cast iron

Meanwhile, non-ferrous metals include the following:

  • Aluminum cans

  • Lead

  • Brass

  • Zinc

  • Copper

  • Aluminum

  • Stainless steel

For instance, you may have brass faucets you would like to recycle. In addition, you may come across electronic and television wires, aluminum pans and pots, aluminum cables, or copper cables you wish to recycle.


Non-ferrous metals stand out for being durable, strong, and light. They are also highly resistant to rust or corrosion. As a result, they are often utilized in residential, airline, and commercial industries.


As a general rule of thumb, non-ferrous scrap metal has a higher value than ferrous scrap metal.


Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling

If you have non-ferrous scrap metal, you want to get rid of it. A reputable metal recycling company can take them from you.


You may be able to drop off your scrap metal at the facility or you could rent a bin if you have large amounts of scrap metal to recycle.


How We Can Help

Non-ferrous metal recycling involves recycling items like materials like Aluminum, brass, and zinc. During the metal recycling process, this type of metal must be separated from ferrous metals, such as cast iron and steel.


At JLM Metal Recycling & Auto Parts, we take pride in offering top-tier non-ferrous metal recycling services.


We sort, cut and process our metals before sending them to be shredded or melted.


Contact us to learn more about our services, and start recycling today!

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