Ferrous metals are the most recycled metal in the United States. Old or obsolete ferrous scrap is often reclaimed from steel structures, vehicles, industrial equipment, and the like.
Due to their high iron content, ferrous metals are durable with high tensile strength, making them ideal for heavy-load construction projects. The most common ferrous scrap metals are carbon steel, wrought iron, cast iron, and alloy steel.
If you’re not sure if your scrap is ferrous or non-ferrous, hold a magnet to it. Almost all ferrous metals are magnetic.
Common types of ferrous scrap metal we buy:
- Cast Iron
- Machine Shop Turnings
- Heavy Melt Steel
- Structural Steel