Monday, 27 August 2018

Top 3 Metals to Sell to Scrapyards

Tens of Millions of tons of metals reach the scrap metal industry every year to be recycled. Recycling metals are important as it not only reduces the wastage that ends up in a landfill but also saves the environment. Whether you are looking for selling the scrap metal or just want to get rid of the metal parts, here are top 3 metals to sell to the metal recycling companies.


Aluminum is the most common metal we use in our day to day lives. It is found in beverage cans, household appliances, and automobile parts and also in aluminum wires that are found in a variety of products. A clean aluminum wire pays more than an insulated one.


Steel is extensively used in a variety of applications and is molded and welded into various parts. There are four primary types of steel- carbon, stainless, alloy and tool. Carbon and iron is found in most of the steel and it has a number of grades. Stainless steel is another common type of steel that can be sent for recycling.


Copper is a good conductor of electricity and is largely used in electrical wiring. Again, the insulated wires yield less cash compared to the clean ones. Copper tubes are a common component of plumbing. Scrapyards offer more price for copper compared to many other metals as recycling it requires much less energy than producing copper from its ore.

Metal recycling helps in preserving the natural resources. Contact Lucky group to recycle all the metal parts that you want to discard and sell. 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Metal Recycling Process

Recycling is protecting the environment and the need for recycling has been stressed more than ever. Metal recycling involves certain steps for them to become viable raw materials again.


The first step is the collection of scrap metals. Millions of tons of scrap metal reach the industry. These can include tin cans, old appliances, and metallic industrial wastes. All the scrap is collected and sent for sorting in order to segregate the metal types.


All the items that have been collected need to be sorted based on their chemical compositions, grades, and quality. While sorting, an important factor to be considered is separating recyclable items ones that are highly contaminated. For the recycled metal to be free of impurities, its base material also needs to be in good condition.

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The next step is to place the scrap metal in a machine where it is compressed to be able to maximize space and reduce melting loss. This results in composite blocks (or bales) of metal.


After processing, some of the metal is shredded cut into thin pieces. Steel items are cut into small blocks. Small sizes of blocks are easier for melting.


The raw materials are then placed on a furnace for melting. The molten liquid is purified using various methods. It is then cooled and sent to the mills to be converted into reusable products.

Monday, 23 July 2018

How to Remove Rust from Metals

Monsoon is here and it enhances the rate of rusting due to excessive moisture in the air. Preventing the metals from rusting is a continuous effort for all homeowners. Removing rust from scrap metals will yield you more money while selling it to dealers.  Here are some tips to help you get rid of the rust from metals.

1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common ingredient available in almost every household. Mix baking soda with water and apply a thin layer of it on the metal. Leave it for 15-20 mins. Then scrub off the area using an abrasive. This process may have to be repeated twice or thrice depending on the amount of rusting.

2. White Vinegar

Because of its acidic properties, white vinegar is very effective when it comes to removal of rust. Rust from outdoor metal furniture and metal tools can be removed by rinsing each with vinegar leaving it for 10 mins. Later use a scrubber or a rag to wipe it off.

3. Lemon and Salt

While salt acts as an abrasive, the citric acid in lemon helps to remove even the stubborn rust. Squeeze lemon into a bowl and add some amount of salt to it. Apply this mixture on the rusted areas and scrub it off after few hours.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

A Guide To Selling An Old Refrigerator As Scrap Metal

A lot of home appliances can be recycled to get the most value out of it. Recycling used appliances helps the environment. Here is a guide to help you recycle an old refrigerator.

Metals like steel, copper, and aluminum can be found in the refrigerator scrap. In order to make more money, the metals need to be separated and scrapped individually.  Inside the refrigerator, you can find aluminum racks, shelves, and dividers. Aluminum is also present in the freezer. Use wire cutters to cut the outer layer of the power cord and remove the protective coating in order to get to the copper wire. Using a magnet you will get to know which parts are metals and which are not.

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Locate the copper lines that contain the chemical Freon. Since this chemical is hazardous to the ozone layer, it requires a professional who is certified to remove it. The removal of Freon requires the use of proper tools and EPA Certification. Look for local companies that rebuild air conditioners that may take the Freon.

The compressor can be sold as a whole to metal recyclers. Inside the compressor, you will find the copper motor. Cut the refrigerator into manageable parts so that it is easy to transport it. Separate all the parts based on the metal type. Some of the new refrigerators also come with stainless steel on their bodies and doors. Look for scrap metal dealers in Dubai to get the most out of your old refrigerator.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Uncommon Metals with Recycle Value

We all know the everyday metals can be recycled like aluminium, copper and stainless steel. But, there are some infrequent metals that also have a recycle value. Read on to find out about these:-

1. Metal Carbide:

 A compound made of carbon and metals like cobalt, tungsten or titanium, metal carbides are extremely heavy and highly resistant to heat. Both carbide and its constituent metals can be recycled as scrap metal. Carbide can be found in drill bits, cobalt can be found in batteries, titanium is present in aircraft parts and tungsten is present in razor blades and ballpoint pens.

2. Nickel:

 A shiny, strong, silver-white metal used in combination with metals like iron, nickel is resistant to corrosion. It is also very strong, malleable and ductile making it ideal to use in alloys. Found in rechargeable batteries, microphone capsules, electric guitar strings and some old coins, this metal has scrap value in all of its different forms and grades.

3. Lead:

This metal is recycled more than it is mined because when dumped in landfills, lead seeps into the groundwater that is used for drinking and can cause lead poisoning which has adverse health effects. Lead is a soft but heavy metal which is corrosion resistant and flexible. It can be found in scientific and medical equipment, construction materials, car batteries and wheel weights.

There are several recycling companies in Dubai like the Lucky Group, which purchase scrap metal.

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Friday, 15 June 2018

FAQs About Metal Recycling

We need not be experts, but there are a few things we should all be aware of when it comes to metal recycling. Read on to find the answers to some of your most common queries:-

1. What is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal?

Simply put, non-ferrous scrap metal is non-magnetic, whereas ferrous scrap metal is magnetic. The easiest method to differentiate and segregate the two is by using a magnet. Non- ferrous metals are not attracted to magnets and are less prone to corrosion and rust. They are also easier to recycle and have more scrap value when compared to ferrous metals.Copper, nickel, aluminium, brass, and lead, are some examples of non-ferrous metals.

2. Does my old car have scrap value?

Yes, cars have many parts made of ferrous and non-ferrous metals like copper and aluminium. Parts of your old car like radiator, battery, rims and bumpers can fetch you some money.

3. What is e-scrap?

E-scrap refers to electronic scrap recyclable materials in electronic devices like CPU units and internal circuit boards of computers. But not all electronic items have metal inside them and not all of them have recycle value. Therefore, make sure you do your research and know whether to take your old electronic devices to the electronics store or a metal scrap yard to be recycled.

4. Can homeowners recycle scrap metal?

Yes, homeowners are encouraged to recycle scrap metal found in their homes, but many people are unaware of this. This can even be a great way to earn some money from unwanted items at home including old electronic goods and worn out utensils.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Recycling at Home Simplified

Recycling metal at home can be a challenging task if you are not familiar with the different metals found in your household objects. Read on to find out which common metal items in your home have value for recycling.

Copper is commonly used to make wires,  coins, radiators and pipes. It is darkOrange in colour, and bright if it is new, unused or protected from the open weather conditions but may appear slightly dull  if it is worn out.

Aluminium, sometimes painted in White or Grey , is what your beverage cans and cooking articles  like baking foil and pie tins are made of. Aluminium is easy to bend and is used in making everyday items like mirrors, flat screen TVs and coffee machines.

Brass has a golden yellow sheen. It is used to make keys, door handles, locks, fixtures for lights and bathrooms.

Steel is the most commonly used metal. It is easy to spot because it gets attracted to magnets and is also prone to rust. Construction rods and  are made of steel, whereas kitchen utensils and cutleries are made of stainless steel, which is a mixture of steel with other metals like nickel, chrome, carbon, , silicon, etc.

Of the above-mentioned metals; copper, brass and aluminium have high value in a scrap yard and stainless steel is valued more than pure steel based on its chemical compistions. There are several metal companies in UAE that will pay you for  metal recyclables.

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