Identify your Metals

Before you haul your payload off to our scrap yard, you will want to first sort it into its separate categories.

Copper l Brass l Bronze l Gunmetal l Aluminium l Lead l Stainless Steel l Other Steel l Car Bodies l Whiteware

Non Ferrous Metals

Copper



Copper Bright & Shiny
Uncoated, clean bare copper wire greater than 1.5 mm thick.
Copper Domestic (#3)
Miscellaneous Copper including hot water cylinders, guttering, kettles and plumbing scrap. A nominal amount (less than 5%) of brass and non-metallics is acceptable. Should be free of iron, grease and dirt.

Copper Bussbar (#1)
In electrical power distribution, a busbar is a strip or bar of copper, brass or aluminium that conducts electricity within a switchboard, distribution board, substation, battery bank or other electrical apparatus.

Copper Electric Motors
Electric motors, whole or dismantled, containing Copper windings. Includes alternators, starter motors, washing machine motors etc. Does not include fridge motors (sealed units).



Copper Pipe (#1)
Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper pipe free of attachments.
High Grade Copper Single Core
Electrical wiring covered in plastic insulation. The less insulation, plugs and fittings- the higher the value. Includes car looms, household electrical wiring, extension leads, mains cable offcuts etc.



Copper Wire (#1)
Uncoated, clean unalloyed Copper. Including bare wire less than 1.5 mm thick, punchings, busbar, pipes and sheet.

PVC Copper
Consists of copper wire scrap with various types of insulation.


Copper Burnt (#2)
Copper wire that has been burnt and has residue/contamination.

Armoured Copper Cable
Used in many high voltage situations to ensure that copper is protected due to heavy electrical current.


Copper Pipe (#2)
Coated, unalloyed Copper sheet, pipes and wire. Tin or Nickel plated wire and burnt Copper wire also acceptable. Must be free of excessive grease, dirt, solder and ash.


Copper Radiators
Automotive Copper finned radiators free of iron, plastic and Aluminium. Radiators with brass tanks are acceptable.


Copper Cylinders (#3)
Can be sold as is for scrap.

Aluminium Copper Coolers
Free of steel, rubber, plastic, generally from air conditioning units.
Brass

Bronze

Brass Mixed
Brass is an alloy of Copper and Zinc. Taps, sink wastes, lamp fittings, valves, ornaments, pipes etc. Chrome or Nickel plated Brass is accepted also. Must be free of iron, dirt and excessive plastic.


Aluminium Bronze Props
Aluminium bronzes are most commonly used in applications where their resistance to corrosion makes them preferable to other engineering materials.


Brass Clip
Clean non-magnetic Stainless Steel including benchtops, sinks, shower trays, sheet off cuts, pipes, nuts and bolts etc. Must be free of wood, steel and other contaminants.


Aluminium Bronze
is made from a type of bronze in which aluminium is the main alloying metal added to copper.


Brass Swarf
The excess from machine cut brass free of oil or steel.
Gunmetal



  Gunmetal
Also known as red brass and is used to make steam and hydraulic castings, valves, and gears, and also statues and various small objects, e.g. buttons.
 
Aluminium



Aluminium Domestic
Scrap Aluminium material, generally household scrap. Includes ladders, pots and pans, paneling, painted sheet, joinery, corrugated roofing, number plates, outdoor furniture etc. Should be free from excessive steel and other contaminants.



Aluminium Clip
Clean Aluminium sheet, plate or punchings free of dirt, plastic and contaminants.



Aluminium Cast
Aluminium that has been cast into a shape. Includes lawnmower bodies, engine parts, machinery housings etc. Should have less than 1% steel contamination and be free of excessive oil, dirt and rubbish.



Aluminium Extrusion
Clean Aluminium rod, bar or joinery. Must be free of any attachments including rivets, fittings or any non-metallics.



Aluminium Mag Wheels
Clean Aluminium wheels without tyres. Does not include two piece wheels and must be free of bolts and rivets.



Aluminium Swarf
The excess from machine cut aluminum free of oil or steel.


Aluminium Wire
Clean aluminum wire can sometimes have a steel core going through or around it. Use your magnet to find out.


Aluminium Cable
is a type of wiring used in houses, power grids, and airplanes. Aluminum provides a much better conductivity to weight ratio than copper.


Aluminium Irony
Irony Aluminum is any aluminum that has any steel or iron parts cast or screwed into it, examples are cast mower decks and automatic transmission housings...



Aluminium Cans
Used Aluminium beverage cans free from dirt, rubbish and other contaminants.


Aluminium Litho plate
Must have no paper/plastic/ink or other contaminants .
   
Lead



Lead Solid
Clean Lead including flashings, sinkers, pipes etc. Does not include wheel weights or Lead head nails.


Lead Ingot


Lead Batteries
Lead acid batteries from vehicles, alarms or generators. Sometimes has a recycling symbol with "Pb" printed in it. Must have no holes in it.

   
Stainless Steel



Stainless Steel Solid
Must not stick to a magnet, have steel or other items attached.


Stainless Steel Swarf
The excess from machine cut stainless steel free of oil or steel.
Miscellaneous metals



Catalityc Converters
Must have both ends of exhaust cut off so we can see inside


Fridge Bombs
Fridge compressors from fridges and air conditioning units. Drained of oil/fluids from AC Units/Cooling Units


Circuit Boards
Recycle wasted, rejected, and unwanted circuit boards because they have value.
   

Ferrous Metals

Insize Heavy Steel



Insize Heavy Steel
Steel greater than 4 mm thick. Less than 1 metre by 1 metre in size. e.g Nuts and bolts, car parts, steel wheel rims, steel offcuts, valves etc

Cast Iron
Clean cast iron scrap such as columns, pipes, plates, and castings of a miscellaneous nature, including automobile blocks and cast iron parts of agricultural and other machinery.

Oversize Steel

Light Guage Steel



Old Machinery

Heavy machinery more than 4mm thick and more than 1m x 1m in length.



Roofing Iron
Must be free of nails.
   

Light Guage Steel
Steel less than 4 mm thick. e.g Roofing iron, car panels, filing cabinets, shelving, steel furniture etc.
Car Bodies

Whiteware



Car Bodies
Unflattened car bodies, with tires, radiator and battery removed, gas tanks acceptable but must be removed and punctured. Engine and transmission may or may not be included.



Whiteware
Steel items with non-metallic contaminants (plastic, wood, rubber, glass etc) e.g. Fridges, Stoves, Washing machines, bicycles, and other appliances etc .