5 Steps for Scrap Metal Recycling

If you’re newer to scrap metal recycling, you may be wondering what goes into the process. It can be broken down into five steps: collection, separation & preparation, melting & purification, solidifying & manufacturing. Read on to learn more about each step.

1: Collection

The first step in scrap metal recycling is collecting items that contain metals. These can be found almost anywhere, including construction sites, industrial facilities, warehouses, landfills, and even at home!

2: Separation & Preparation

The items are then sorted at a metal recycling facility by type of material and packaged for transportation. This is typically done by shredding, shearing, and compacting.

3: Melting & Purification

After separation, the scrap metal is melted down and purified by steel mills. This is done in order to remove any impurities from the scrap.

4: Solidification

The metal is cooled and formed into different shapes for future use.

5: Manufacturing

The new metal is now ready for order. It can be taken to manufacturers, where it is made into new products.

Large businesses with in-house programs and scrap yards often employ 3rd party technical services to get their towering pile of waste in order. They either send their scrap metal to the service provider or get a technician to their site to conduct PMI tests. These tests use tailored identification methods to sort different types of scrap fast.

On the other hand, business with the right knowledge and expertise may get their own machines (like metal analyzers) to sort their scrap metal.

Bay Hauling would be happy to assist you in the recycling of your scrap metals. Brass, Copper, Lead, Zinc & Nickel are just some of the metals we can collect and properly dispose of. Scrap Metal recycling keeps materials that cannot be broken down naturally out of the landfills and helps keep the environment safe!

Let us help you with your removal today!

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