Scrap Metals Guide

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Scrap Metals Guide

Use our metals guide to classify your metals correctly and make sure you make the most from your recycled scrap. Aluminum, Copper and Brass come in a variety of alloys and purities. The cleaner the metal and the more we can recover from your load, the more we pay. learn more about how to clean and properly classify your metals before you bring them in.

Painted Clip Aluminum (MLC)

Painted Clip Aluminum (MLC)

Same as regular clip, however, may contain small amounts of paint, caulk or coatings. Clip Aluminum is a mixture of various aluminum alloys. Consists of plate, bar, solids, chunks or machined parts.

Radiators

Radiators

Redwood Recycling is happy to accept your old radiator.  Make sure it is drained of all liquids though.  Radiators can be made of Aluminum, Copper or a mixture of both.  Our staff will be able to tell you what type you have and pay you for the metals

Car Wheels

Car Wheels

Redwood Recycling can accept your old wheel rims.  NO TIRES please.  Wheels can be Aluminum or Steel and will be priced accordingly.

Electric Motors & Transformers

Electric Motors & Transformers

Electric Motors & Transformers are made of a combination of Copper Wire and Tin.  Your pricing will depend on the content of each Metal.

Faucet Brass

Faucet Brass

Brass that comes from faucets and fixtures. A unique alloy and recycling process places this type of brass into it’s own class.

Sprinkler Brass

Sprinkler Brass

Brass that comes from sprinkler fixtures. It’s mixture of Brass/Copper & Steel sets it apart from other brass items

Red Brass

Red Brass

Brass that looks reddish in appearance. Has a higher copper content. Commonly valves, meters, faucets. No Contamination. Free of iron, paint, plastic, washers, glass, etc. (78% – 82% Copper)

Yellow Brass

Yellow Brass

Brass that has a yellowish look in appearance. Commonly valves, meters, faucets. No Contamination. Free of iron, paint, plastic, washers, glass, etc.

Strippable Copper Wire

Strippable Copper Wire

Copper wire that is at least .5” thick with one layer of rubber or plastic insulation. Each wire strand should thicker than the width of a penny. At least 70% recoverable Copper.

Insulated #2 Wire

Insulated #2 Wire

Insulated Copper wire smaller than 16 gage (1/16 inch) and has a copper recovery of 50% – 60%. The copper wire may be coated by tin or nickel. Most multiple jacket wire will be classified as #2 wire.

Insulated #1 Wire

Insulated #1 Wire

Insulated copper wire that is 14 gage or thicker (1/14 inch). If wire is stranded, each wire must be 1/14” or thicker. Must have a copper recovery of 70% or more. Most single jacket wire will be classified as #1 wire.

#2 Copper

#2 Copper

Copper that has paint, dirt, solder, corrosion, etc. Insulated copper is not accepted as #2 copper. Can be tubing or wire. Bare wire under pencil lead thickness is accepted.

#1 Copper

#1 Copper

Clean,uncontaminated,no paint, solder, insulation, dirt, etc. Can be tubing or wire. Wire must be bare & thicker than a pencil lead.

Bright & Shiny Copper

Bright & Shiny Copper

Copper wire that is shiny in its appearance. No contamination in any form. Must be thicker than a pencil lead. (10 Ga.)

Aluminum Siding & Gutters

Aluminum Siding & Gutters

Thin aluminum house siding, rain gutters, fascia, ect. May have paint but must be free of staples, nails or other contaminates.

Clip Aluminum (MLC)

Clip Aluminum (MLC)

Most common grade of aluminum. Mixture of various aluminum alloys. Consists of plate, bar, solids, chunks or machined parts. Must be free of contamination, paint, nails, screws, etc. Misc Aluminum will fall into this category.

Painted Extrusion

Painted Extrusion

Same as regular extruded aluminum, however, may contain small amounts of paint, caulking, weather stripping, dirt, etc.

Aluminum Extrusion

Aluminum Extrusion

Consisting of window frames, door frames, structural type aluminum, with no contamination.  Must be 6063 series aluminum.

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans

Any aluminum beverage container that has been emptied of its contents and is uncontaminated in any form.