Currently, we can not buy any iron or steel, meaning, if you are unsure of what you have and you stick a magnet to it, we probably can not buy it!
Many people have come to our shop thinking we can buy their materials, but the sad truth is that we just can not do it.
Iron and steel items can range from whole cars to refrigerators, we do not have the space for such a magnitude of things.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our finest copper, made from thin or thick long pieces of copper, forming one big line of copper itself. This kind of copper will sometimes get a higher price than copper #1 since it's cleaner than most copper pipes.
Copper #1 means nothing but pure pipe copper. Clean, with not soldered pieces, or any sort of material attached to it like brass or aluminum. It also comes sometimes with silver (real silver, not the color) soldering, and it can still be bought as copper #1.
Copper #2 is the kind of copper that has soldered joints like shown on the picture above. It also is considered copper #2 when it has connections of brass, iron, or aluminum, although sometimes we will separate them with our machinery if it's too much. Copper #2 can also be considered burnt cable, which would be bare bright copper, but since it was burnt rather than stripped, it automatically falls on price as copper #2.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, so we pretty much can say this is copper's cousin in the family tree. The price might not be as good as the price on copper, but it is still as good as most insulated cables that have copper inside. Brass parts could vary from shower parts, sink heads, valves, keys, and many more things! We find out how something is copper by chipping a part of it with a saw, it should show a nice yellowish color like the picture above.
Aluminum cans are probably what got us here in the first place! Everybody knows what they are, and we all know they are recyclable for money. Cat food, or food cans of any kind, are not made of the same aluminum, and we do not consider them as aluminum cans. Please don't mix them with these type of cans.
Although not all rims are made of aluminum, we do take these ones as long as they do not have the tire on them still.
Aluminum cast is pretty much everything that is made of aluminum, from window frames, to pistons and engine heads. Although, keep in mind some parts of the car are made of iron.
Stainless steel it's shiny, and sometimes the magnet sticks to it very slightly, which is where the "steel" part of the name comes from. Although we do not by steel or iron, stainless steel is still one of the many materials we do buy.
Electric wire is usually a single lined cable that has a bigger percentage of copper than plastic, like the picture shown above. It doesn't matter how thick the cable is, as long as the plastic around the copper is less than the copper itself, and it's a single layer, it is considered electrical wire.
The radiator that comes out of cars are made of brass, and usually look like the one on the picture above.