When collecting scrap metal for recycling, you'll run across both ferrous and non-ferrous metal. Ferrous metal contains iron, which means that a magnet will stick to it, making it easy to identify. Steel is an example of ferrous metal. Ferrous metals are recycled in large quantities, and the ample supply drives down its price per pound. Non-ferrous metals, like aluminum, copper, and zinc, are comparatively rarer. As a result, they'll fetch higher prices at the scrapyard.
Does your business have a grease trap that occasionally needs to be emptied? If so, you'll likely want to find ways to prevent the grease from getting inside it and reduce the frequency of needing to have the trap cleaned out by a professional. Here are some tips for dealing with grease. Avoid Garbage Disposals While it may seem easy, when you have a garbage disposal, to put food waste directly down the drain, this is going to put a lot more grease into the grease trap as a result.
There are numerous benefits to selling or recycling copper wire. The primary benefit is that you should be able to make some money on any scrap copper wire you have available. However, you need to take a few factors into account when you're in the process of selling or recycling copper wire. The following are six key factors to consider when searching out a copper wire buyer. Insulation and other items attached to copper wire
If you have an extra laptop, computer, or other computer equipment lying around your home, you'll want to make sure that you dispose of these items properly. Throwing them out in the normal trash is not a good idea. The good news is there are many computer recycling programs out there that make the process of disposing of easy for you! It's a great way to free up some space in your home and get rid of unwanted machinery.
Copper and aluminum are both commonly found in electrical wires—they're both excellent conductors that resist corrosion. Copper scrap, however, is much more valuable than aluminum. Thankfully, it's also more commonly found in electrical wires than aluminum is—that's why many scrappers choose to harvest their copper scrap primarily from electrical wires. If you're new to scrapping, read on for three things that you need to know about obtaining copper scrap from electrical wires.