Before recycling any metals, the first important step is to determine whether a metal is ferric or non-ferric. This is a very clear-cut process and requires only an ordinary magnet. If the magnet sticks to your metal, it is a ferric metal. If the metal does not stick to your magnet it is a non-ferric metal.
The most valuable scrap metal for recycling are non-ferric; the most common of which are those that do not contain iron and are more resistant to deterioration, including copper, aluminium, brass, zinc, tin, lead, nickel and magnesium.
They are less valuable to metal recyclers but they will still recover some value if you have enough of it. This includes metals such as steel and iron. Steel can be found in so many places; from cars to chairs, cabinets, shelving and more. The most valuable non-ferric metals for recycling are brass, aluminium and copper. The following metals are explained in detail below
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