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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