Now more than ever people are realizing just how imperative it is to recycle. We are proud to have been helping with this vital service since 1986. The recycling center is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 3pm. For current metal prices please call us at 573-729-2326.
We recycle all types of metal, ferrous and non-ferrous, here we are going to go into a little more detail about the different popular recyclable metals and some of the differences between them. However, if even after reading this guide you have question, please feel free to call us and we will answer your questions as best we can.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, when it comes to recycling this metal we split it up into many categories. The most frequent of those are aluminum cans, cast, clip, extrusion, and wire. Unless anadized or painted, aluminum is silvery in color and will not stick to a magnet. When processing aluminum for recycling all foreign materials should be removed.
Brass is used in plumbing fixtures, door hardware, and various other household items. It has a tendency to tarnish over time but without being painted or plated the metal itself has a bright yellow color. In some cases Brass is mixed with other metals to combine the best characteristics of each metal. When processing brass it is best to try to remove all other foreign materials.
Copper is easily tarnished over time but in its natural state has a reddish hue to the metal. Copper is used commonly in indoor plumbing pipes, wiring, and landscaping statuary. Pennies made prior to 1982 are also made of 95% copper. As with all metals it is best to remove all foreign materials if possible.
Steel has been being used since before the Renaissance period and is found in the production of many items, everything from steel clad doors, vehicles, cookware, and tools. It is one of the most commonly used metals. When processing steel it is best to separate it from any other materials.