Aluminum-insulated scrap is beginning to replace commercial copper MCAs. It is mainly used in commercial applications. Like MCM, insulated aluminum wire has single strands of wire where aluminum wire is larger than a pencil lead. Aluminum insulated wire is much lighter than MCM copper, but like copper, it is very rigid in plastic sheaths, making it difficult to work with. Aluminum waste contaminated with MLC is the same as MLC, but it will have impurities like glass, waterproofing, metal screws, wood, etc. A scrapyard degrades your material into contamination, even if a metal screw is attached to the aluminum. Typical use; Window frames, door frames. Did you know that there are different types of aluminum waste? It is important to know the difference because they can be worth different quantities and are sorted differently when taken to the scrapyard. Keep aluminum wire separate from your copper wires when you scrap them. Although aluminum wire is not as valuable as copper, it is still worth recycling. Extrusion: This is a grade of “extruded” aluminum.
The most common example is one-piece pipes without joints and aluminum window frames. In the case of window frames, the die-cast insert must be removed at the corners. The pipes may not be very thin or they can be purchased as MLC. The extrusion must be completely free of steel or plastic. It may or may not be painted. Dirty extrusion will get a lower price depending on the contamination. Aluminum rotations: These are turned aluminum parts that are free of steel or plastic. You should drain as much of the liquid as possible, otherwise a lower price could occur. This familiar household product is also recyclable and like a beverage can, it is also an alloy 1100, but due to the thinness, not all aluminum is recovered in the melting process, which significantly affects the price of this material. MLC aluminum waste is a common mixture of various aluminum alloy grades, including the less used aluminum grades 1100, 3003, 3004, 5005, 5052, 6061 and 6063. It is considered one of the highest qualities of aluminum in scrap yards and is therefore paid at one of the highest levels.
Typical use; Window frames, door frames. I Buy Scrap Recycling is one of the main buyers of all kinds of aluminum waste. Our aluminum recycling center sorts and processes all types of aluminum waste, including all products listed below. There is extra work attached to any aluminum scrap that needs to be cleaned by scrap metal workers. That`s why you get the “dirty price” if you bring items with other aluminum materials. It is usually only worth about half the price of “clean” metal, as it takes much more work to properly recycle the metal. Request a quote today or schedule an aluminum scrap metal collection! Aluminum cans (soft drink cans): These can be aluminum soft drink cans/bottles, aluminum food cans, fairly clean aluminum foil, and aluminum cans. Pop Can Tabs also works here.
Do you have aluminum waste that you want to recycle? Let Greenway Metal Recycling help you! We are happy to help you recycle all your non-ferrous metal waste. The other aluminum items we buy are: cable TV coaxial cable, concentric wire, aluminum ingots, aluminum pistons and blinds. A complete list of alloys includes 1100, 1200, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2024, 2036, 2117, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3102, 5005, 5052, 5182, 5252, 5454, 5457, 5657, 5754, 6009, 6010, 6022, 6053, 6061, 6063, 6082, 6111, 6262, 6463, 7003, 7004, 7021, 7072, 7116, 7129, A380.0, 383.0, 319.0, 356.0, A356.0 and B390.0 Die-cast aluminum is different from aluminum waste and is often very difficult to distinguish, even for a trained non-ferrous scale operator. Aluminum die casting consists of a variety of materials, including aluminum, zinc, magnesium, and sometimes even traces of copper. Since so many materials are used in aluminum die casting scrap yards, it is difficult to sell this product because it has to go through a rigid refining process. Typical use; Statues, switch boxes, small figures Aluminum car wheels: This is a classification for cast aluminum wheels and cars and vans. With them, the lead wheel masses must be removed and the valve stem removed. Any aluminum foil or clip that has been contaminated with paint will be purchased in this category, unless the paint is exceptionally thick or contains other foreign matter, the Materail must be downgraded.
If you come across aluminum that appears to have been cast into a mold during manufacturing, it could be aluminum casting. Cast aluminum includes common items such as barbecues or larger light pole bases. Cast aluminum waste is often difficult to distinguish from its die-cast aluminum counterparts. The biggest difference is that aluminum casting is 97% aluminum with small traces of zinc or magnesium. When the broken aluminum casting has a “jagged” appearance.