The most common metal we see being picked up are aluminum soda cans. While the 5 cent (or 10 cent) deposit is nice, there are people that routinely collect all sorts of scrap metals from various places. While most of us don't have much knowledge regarding the different types of scrap metals we see lying around, those who does can take advantage and turn it into money. If you are ever interested in potentially earning a few extra bucks, be on the look out for a few of these common scrap metals.
Here are the four common metals you can sell for cash.Brass Brass is made by combining copper and zinc. Because of its low friction and acoustic properties, brass is commonly used in musical instruments. Brass is a very durable metal that shines when cleaned and it is often used as decorative metal because it can resemble gold. Brass can often be found in plumbing, radiators, locks, electrical connectors, and even ammunition parts.
Copper Copper is one of the most sought out metals today because almost all scrap yards will accept it. Copper exhibits strong resistance to corrosion and high thermal conductivity. Because of it's high electrical conductivity, copper has many uses and can be found in many applications including in plumbing, radiators, electrical systems, musical instruments, and coins.
Aluminum Aluminum is a low density metal that has large variety in commercial use. It is commonly used in the aerospace industry because of it's low density, strength, and resistance to corrosion in most settings. The most common form of aluminum we encounter on a daily basis are soda cans. Not surprisingly, aluminum soda cans are the most recycled form of aluminum worldwide. Aluminum has the distinct advantage of being able to retain its quality regardless of how many times it has been recycled.
Stainless steel Stainless steel is the name used that covers a range of steel types that is resistant to corrosion and oxidation. The common ingredients of steel include chromium, nickel, molybdenum, titanium, and copper. Because of its high corrosion resistance abilities, stainless steel is often used in appliances, medical instruments, food processing, and buildings.
If you have any of these four metals or any other metals that you think could be recycled for cash, stop by at Anestis Metals. We have been proudly serving New England for over 80 years for both individuals and corporations. 100% of all our metals at Anestis are recycled and exported to foundries and facilities. Call us at 978-681-6000 or contact us for more information.