Recycling Plumbing Brass

Brass is an extremely common metal that is found all over your home, office, work site, and more. You can find faucets, EDM wire, hose spigots, metal pens, and many other common items that are made of brass and are perfect for scrap recycling. Brass can often be found on the end of copper wire as well. But by far the most common way to scrap brass is to recycle old plumbing materials. Here’s what you need to know when recycling plumbing brass.

If you aren’t sure if a metal is brass, simply scratch it with a file. Brass will be yellow when scratched. It is usually combined with metals like zinc and copper to create a product, so scratching those away reveals the brass beneath. Heavy copper content will lend brass a reddish color. When looking for brass scrap, don’t forget areas like the valves on grills and ovens, as well as sinks and even some silverware.

Scrapping Plumbing Brass

Getting the best prices is always a matter of careful sorting. As far as pricing plumbing brass, most of the time it is very difficult to quote best price for plumbing brass over the phone because it usually consists of a variety of different materials, from plastic to copper. If its a mix load, we can always give you best average price once we see it, or you can sort it to get top prices.