Thursday, 28 December 2017

What happens with recycled copper?

Ever wondered what happens to the scrap metals you deliver to a scrap dealer? Where it goes and what purpose copper scrap is used for? et us discuss the process of copper recycling in Dubai.

1. Inspection and sorting

Scrap copper is collected from various scrap dealers and delivered to a processing plant where it is processed into different grades, compositions and purity levels using automated machinery, testing equipment and quality control procedure. Rejected materials are returned back to the supplier, discarded in an environmental friendly manner or sent to other designated recycling plants.

2. Melting

Based on the Copper grade, it is melted and refined to achieve a higher quality of purity. Sometimes,  primary copper is added to enhance its quality or become suitable for certain industries.

3. Electrolytic Refinement

Electroplating of copper after dissolving it in a sulfuric acid bath ensures 99.98% purity of copper. This recovered pure copper can then be put to different uses.

4. Reintroduction into the market

The copper thus recycled can be used in electronics, plumbing and building construction, wiring in automobiles, etc. Copper, due to being biostatic, is useful in places with antimicrobial needs. Hospitals, fish farms, labs, etc, are increasingly using copper to keep microbes at bay.

Recycled copper may have minor impurities, but it is just as useful as primary copper, making copper recycling an important activity to be undertaken.

Environmental benefits of metal recycling

Metal recycling and scrap metal trading are has economical benefits yet often we see that many consumables from our domestic and industrial use are not recycled. Getting rid of metal recyclables to scrap metal recycling companies in Dubai and getting monetary benefit is one of the benefits of recycling apart from the obvious environmental benefits. Let us review the social-environmetal benefits of recycling.

1. Less waste

The more scrap metals are recycled, the less ends up in dumpsters and landfills, saving valuable earth space. It also prevents toxic chemicals from leaching into landfill over a period of time.

2. Reduced mining

The increasing demand for metals can be achieved through recycled metals which mean less dependence on mining for primary metals. Mining is an intense activity that takes a toll on the environment, and any initiative that limits it should be welcome.

3. Metal processing

The ore obtained from mining needs to be refined to extract metal that can be used for various applications. Metal processing involves use of many resources and chemicals that harms its surroundings. Recycling, in comparison, uses less energy, resources and is more environmental friendly.

4. Resource conservation

Recycling metals means less mining of natural resources. Thus recycling slows down the depletion of scarce natural resources such as ore, coal, water and energy which are required to mine primary metals. Thus recycled metals are a  valuable commodity in today’s world.

Recycling, to some people may feel like an act of simply getting rid of waste. However, in reality, recycled metals are a  precious commodity, so take your metal recyclables to a Dubai scrap yard today.

Friday, 24 November 2017

How To Clean Metals Before Selling Part- 2

In the last blog post, we saw how to clean the most common metals given for scrap - copper, brass and aluminium. In this blog post, we’ll go a step ahead and talk about cleaning some more materials frequently found in the Dubai scrap yards.
  1. Lead - Lead is not as simple to clean as other metals. You will need a scrubber and a special lead cleaner to have your lead in good quality  before heading out to a scrap metal dealer.
  2. Zinc - Zinc has a very distinctive coating that may become dull over time. To clean this, your toothbrush and toothpaste will come in handy. Take some paste on a soft brush or a clean cloth and lightly rub the zinc object with it. A toothbrush will help you reach all the corners while a cloth will give you a large coverage area. Once you’re done, wipe down the area with a damp cloth to remove any residue of cleaning agents.
  3. Magnesium - Magnesium is famous for adding a touch of swag to your wheels, and chances are, it has collected a lot of dirt over time. If possible, wash the magnesium object with a lot of water, and then clean with a cloth dipped in water mixed with dish washing soap. When the dirt and grease are all gone, wash again with water to bring the shine back!
That brings us to the end of tips to clean your metals before entering the Dubai scrap trading market. We hope these tips will help you make a killing in scrap metal dealing!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

How To Clean Metals Before Scrapping It.

We have written  about the benefits of  scrap material selling. The scrap metals that you obtain  can have value regardless of what shape or form it is  are  in. However, it is always a good idea to clean the metals, especially large pieces, to make them look presentable and command a better  price. Let us go over the ways in which we can clean the materials commonly used for scrapping.

  1. Copper - Copper is relatively easy to clean if you have something acidic around you. A mixture of lemon juice and salt, vinegar and salt or a sulfamic acid solution rubbed consistently over copper will have it shining in no time, post which, you can go for copper recycling in Dubai.
  2. Brass - Brass, if it is lacquered, needs more effort to clean. The lacquer can either be cleaned or removed carefully. A paste of lemon juice and baking soda is the best way to clean brass. If you’re worried about abrasion. You can use special brass cleaners available in the market that won’t leave marks on your items.
  3. Aluminium - Some soap and a mild acid is all you need to clean aluminium. After wiping down the surface with a damp cloth, cover the aluminium object with a solution of water with either vinegar or cream of tartar. After letting it rest for a while, scrub it off with soft material and rinse well to remove any acidic residue. Lo and behold...the shine is back! Now your items can be aluminium scrap in Dubai, traded successfully.

Try these tips to restore shine to your best metallic objects before they enter the Dubai scrap trading market to get the best value in the business.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Know Your Metals: What Can You Recycle?

It is well established that scrap metal recycling is a great idea, for both commercial and residential institutions. Before you plunge into the beneficial world of scrap metals, it’s better to know your metals so you can get the best of this world.

The most sought out metals are:
  1. Brass - Door knobs, light fixtures, furniture accents, lamps, decorative utensils, keys, etc. have this material in abundance. So keep an eye out for this yellowish metal when you’re throwing away any of the above items.
  2. Copper - Used in electric fittings, wiring, copper utensils, pipes, etc. This reddish metal is fairly common too. Regular use and exposure to light can cause it to turn brownish-black, nothing a good cleaning can’t solve. Copper recycling in Dubai can be done if you manage to collect a substantial amount of copper to interest recycling centers.
  3. Aluminium - Aluminium scrap in Dubai is quite in demand. This silver grey metal can be found in utensils, soda cans, pipes, guttering, window frames, beds and many other places where a sturdy but lightweight metal is needed.
These are the 3 main metals that are corrosion resistant and a good deal for scrap recyclers. Apart from these, if you come across zinc, magnesium, tin, lead and nickel, you can take them to be scrapped too. The more the better!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Get Into The Habit Of Recycling Scrap Metals!

‘Recycling’ is not just a buzzword. It is a habit that all of us must practice  on a daily basis. Not only does it prevent precious recyclable materials from going into the landfill, it also can help you earn money through scrap metals selling . Win-win!

So here’s how you can segregate useful scrap metals from actual waste.
  1. Start separating waste and scrap metals at the source of generation. Keep separate bins for both these materials so you won’t have to sift through a large amount of waste  to remove  scrap metals worthy of selling.
  2. Make time for sorting through scrap. Every fortnight or at every month end, keep some time aside to sift through the metal and segregate it before taking it to metal recycling companies in Dubai
  3. Know what recycling companies want. Providing them with the metals they are interested in will increase chances of your scrap metals being accepted. 
  4. Clean the metal as best as you can. It does not have to be shiny clean, as the metal recycling company will have its own cleaning procedures. Cleaning the scrap will make it more presentable and also give you a better estimate of its value.
  5. All set! Now you can take it to your choice of scrap metal recycling center and add to your income, and feel good that you have contributed towared the protection of the environment.

Monday, 21 August 2017

It’s Time to Recycle Scrap Metal!

We are living in an era where prices are skyrocketing. Sending your scrap metals to dumping grounds is the same as throwing your money away. That is why; recycling your scrap metals is the need of the hour.

The value of scrap metal has increased

Most metals take years to form and are naturally extracted. Hence, they are limited. As a result, most companies are now re-using old scrap metals to produce metals that possess all qualities of the primary metal. This means your old scrap metal commands a great value. Besides, the costs involved in extracting and refining metals is huge. Therefore, these are the best and the right times to recycle scrap metals and make good money.

Turn waste into treasure

Landfills nowadays seem to overflow with disposed and discarded metals. A lot of metals like steel, aluminum (cans), brass, copper, electric wire and other appliances can earn  you significant value  when you sell  these at the scrap metal yard. Metals like aluminum and copper are easy to find and are available in large quantities.


You don’t need to empty the landfills to find scrap metals for recycling. Simple tasks like being watchful for discarded metal items like appliances around your neighbourhood (within the local laws) can do wonders. Another idea is to keep in touch with local car repair shops for waste automobile parts. They will be more than willing to let you pick the trash up from their garage.
Get in touch with our Scrap metals Doha team to recycle and earn.

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