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- Metal Recycling
- Prepared Steel: Steel no longer than 4 feet and no wider than 18 inches, and no thinner than 1/8 inch.
- Unprepared Steel: Steel longer than 4 feet or wider than 18 inches, and no thinner than 1/8 inch.
- Tin (ferrous): Steel that is thinner than 1/8 inch, bulky items should be crushed or broken down flat. Note: Steel that meets the prepared or unprepared dimensions but has non ferrous or non metals attached would be purchased as Tin.
- Cast Iron
- 316 Stainless Steel
- Dirty Stainless Steel
- Stainless Steel (mixed 300 series)
Note: 400 series Stainless Steel alloy is purchased as ferrous material.
- Aluminum-Copper radiator (clean and dirty)
- Brass-Copper radiator (clean and dirty)
- Die Cast (clean and dirty)
- Heating Elements
- Tin (non-ferrous): Pure Tin alloy
- Ammo Brass
- Red Brass
- Yellow Brass
- Dirty Brass
- 5% Aluminum: Extruded aluminum with less than 5% (total weight) of foreign materials attached (e.g. putty, plastic, screws, rubber, heavy paint).
- 6061 Aluminum: Structural aluminum such as pipe, angle, flat bar, etc. that is mill-marked (stamped) as 6061.
- 6063 Aluminum: Extruded aluminum free from all foreign materials (e.g. putty, glass, screws, rubber, plastic). Note: Anodized 6063 and painted 6063 should be separated from clean 6063.
- ACSR Aluminum: “Aluminum Conductor, Steel Reinforced.” Aluminum cable with a steel core; use a magnet to distinguish from solid aluminum cable such as EC wire.
- Aluminum Clips: Structural aluminum used in new production such as pipe, angle, flat bar, plate, etc. that have no defining mill marks.
- Aluminum Sheet
- Auto Wheels (clean and dirty)
- Beverage Cans
- Cast Aluminum
- Dirty Aluminum
- EC Wire (insulated and bare): “Electrical Conductor” wire. All-aluminum stranded cable; use a magnet to distinguish from steel-reinforced aluminum cable such as ACSR.
- Irrigation Pipe
- #1 Copper: Bare copper (wire, tube and solids) with no solder, paint or heavy oxidation. Must have individual strands at least ‘pencil lead thick.’
- #2 Copper: Bare copper (wire, tube and solids) with solder, paint and/or heavy oxidation. Note: Any wire, regardless of its condition, with individual strands that are less than ‘pencil lead thick’ is classified as #2 copper.
- #3 Copper: Thin gauge copper sheet.
- Bright Wire: Bare #1 copper wire that is completely free from oxidation (i.e. bright and shiny) and has individual strands that are at least ‘pencil lead thick.’
- CBM: “Copper Bearing Material.” Items that contain low amounts of contaminated or mixed copper and brass such as electronic circuit boards, VCRs and CPUs.
- Low Grade Insulated Copper Wire: Insulated copper wire with 40-55% copper to insulation ratio. Common examples: phone wire, computer cables, extension cords, etc. with plugs removed. Note: Plastic and metal connectors should be removed. Insulated wire with plastic or metal connectors still attached may be purchased as Insulated Copper Wire with Plugs (minimum 30% copper recovery) or as CBM (less than 30% copper recovery).
- Compressor Motors
- Copper with Brass attached
- Electric Motors
- Insulated #1 Copper wire: Insulated copper wire in which the individual strands are at least ‘pencil lead thick’ and there is estimated to be at least a 60% copper to insulation ratio.
- Insulated #2 Copper wire: Insulated copper wire in which the individual strands are less than ‘pencil lead thick’ and there is estimated to be at least a 60% copper to insulation ratio.
- Starters and Alternators
- Clean: Metal that is “pure” and completely free of any foreign metals or non-metals.
- Dirty: Metal that has other foreign metals or non-metals attached.
- Ferrous: Metals that have high iron content such as steel and cast iron. Ferrous metals can be verified with a magnet; iron has a strong attraction to magnets.
- Non-ferrous: Metals that contain no iron. Most non-ferrous metals are not attracted to magnets