How to Identify Ferrous Metals

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If you’re looking to recycle some of your scrap metal, it’s important that you understand what kind of metal you have.

There are two types of metal: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are magnetic, so they’re easily identifiable.

Using a magnet – even one from your fridge – test the scrap metal that you have. If it sticks, it means the metal is ferrous.

Ferrous metals include:

• Mild steel
• Carbon steel
• Stainless steel
• Cast iron
• Wrought iron

Ferrous metals aren’t worth quite as much as non-ferrous metals, but they should still be recycled. Bring in your unwanted scrap metal and we’ll make sure it’s disposed of properly!

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