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!