Does your Phoenix Commercial or Industrial Business Produce Scrap Metal?
Scrap metal can be hidden in many places and can save your business money via aluminum, brass, wire scraps, copper, and more. The two main groupings of metals are ferrous and non-ferrous. Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and ferrous metals do. Commonly found ferrous metals include stainless steel, carbon steel, iron alloys, and cast iron. Non-ferrous metals include copper, nickel, lead, zinc, aluminum, and tin. Precious metals such as gold and silver are also considered non-ferrous. Learn how to maximize the value of scrap metal with Consolidated Resources – call us today: (623) 931-5009.
What Does Industrial Scrap Metal Go For?
Although prices vary, you can get an idea of what scrap metal prices are on sites such as Scrap Monster where they allow you to insert your city and search through each type of metal your company may produce. Priced as U.S. dollars per pound, the current rates show that for AL/CU (Aluminum/Copper) radiator scrap goes for an average price of $1.50 per pound in Phoenix. Red brass scrap goes for a whopping $2.45 per pound. Copper scrap, coming in at number 1, goes for $3.55 per pound.
Construction companies tend to toss copper wire because they don’t think about the fact that recycling can be very lucrative. Pro-tip: strip the plastic coating off of the wiring before recycling. This pays a higher amount but can take some time to strip and prep for recycling.
Electronics are also popular industries that produce scrap, including cell phone scraps currently priced as $1.50 per pound, motherboards, computers and servers, and memory tech are also recyclable. Recycling these metal scraps is not only beneficial financially for your company but also lowers your carbon footprint and keeps metals out of landfills.
What Scrap Metals Does Your Industrial Company Produce?
Commercial and Industrial companies in Phoenix, Arizona can produce many different types of valuable scrap metals. Large ferrous scrap metal scraps from manufacturing companies such as iron and steel can be recycled just as easily as appliances and aluminum cans. Some large businesses think that they may not have the time or resources to recycle and their scrap metal gets tossed. These companies are missing an opportunity to maximize their profits.
Steel, which is a combination of iron and carbon, can be found in office furnishings, automobiles, and food packaging. Larger industrial projects such as commercial buildings, bridges, and pipelines often create scrap steel as well. Aluminum, which can be a combination of iron, magnesium, silicon, copper, or zinc can be found within cans, frames of doors and windows, and even airplanes. Stainless Steel, an iron alloy, which usually contains chromium or nickel. This metal is carbon steel that is commonly found in kitchens including countertops, pots and pans, and silverware making the restaurant industry a great place to find scraps.
Maximize the Value of your Arizona Business’s Scrap Metal
Whether you are one of the new Phoenix area manufacturers or a long-standing Arizona company, don’t let your valuable scrap metal go to waste. Contact Consolidated Resources – we will create a comprehensive recycling solution, customized to meet your business’s specific needs.
We offer wide-ranging recycling programs and are experts in handling special projects – such as obsolete equipment, oversized loads, and many more. We are very responsive to customer needs and handle scrap recycling programs with precision, integrity, and transparency.