Brass remains one of our most popular scrap metals because we provide our customers with the most competitive prices. Brass can be found in most houses in things such as your bathroom and kitchen taps, door knobs, locks, musical instruments and even many decorations due to its gold like appearance
Brass scrap prices change on a regular basis, so you don’t want to prolong selling your material any longer than necessary. To get the best value, you will want to take it in quickly. The prices you can get will depend largely on the grading of your Scrap Brass and also the price of Copper and zinc on the International Metal Exchange.
One of the main factors of grading any metal is the level of impurities. Impurities for Brass include things such as plastic coating, steel cords, lead or other attachments that are used when the product is manufactured. Obviously the less attachments, the cleaner the Brass, the higher the value of your brass scrap!
As different levels of impurities can give your brass a different classification, it’s a good idea to drop into one of our sites with a sample to obtain an accurate quote from one of our expert scrap buyers.
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Brass Mixed (Plumbers Brass or Honey Brass)
Brass Mixed consist of mixed yellow brass solids which include brass castings, rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brasses. Brass Mixed must be free of manganese-bronze, aluminium bronze, unsweated radiators or radiator parts, iron, and excessively dirty and corroded materials.
Coast Brass will contain predominately mixed brass and other red brasses with steel or foreign attachments – Max 10% attachments. Generally things like water meters and taps with zinc handles intact will be classed as coast brass.
This is brass that has a higher copper content so it will have a deeper colour. Gun metal consists of red brass scrap, valves, machinery bearings and other machinery parts, including miscellaneous castings made of copper, tin, zinc, and/or lead.
Brass Turnings are shavings that come from any type of brass that is machined or turned. Turnings consist strictly of rod turnings, free of aluminum, manganese, composition, not to contain over 3% free iron, oil or other moisture
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PROHIBITED AND DANGEROUS SCRAP
We have very strict guidelines around what you can and not include in your scrap metal because it may pose a significant risk to the health, safety, property or the environment.
Customers are restricted from dropping off the following dangerous goods or substances to any of our sites:
If in doubt about whether certain scrap is prohibited, you must check with the weight bridge office. All scrap deemed to be prohibited and found in our scrap metal bins or in your load will not be accepted at our sites and will be returned.
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