USA Iron and Metal wants to pay you cash for your ferrous and non-ferrous metals. But what does this mean? Generally, ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous metals do not. This is because these names are derived from the Latin word for iron, “ferrum.” All metals fall into one of these two categories.
Non-ferrous metals have been used since the beginning of civilization and became especially popular with the use of copper and bronze. Because non-ferrous metals are not magnetic and don’t contain iron or steel, they are important for appliances that involve electronic or wired mechanisms. Gold and silver fall into this category as well. We accept common non-ferrous metals such as: copper, aluminum, plumbing parts, electric motors, and radiators.
Typically, if the metal sticks to a magnet, it will be considered as ferrous metal. This magnetization is important for motor and electrical appliances, like refrigerators. The use of ferrous metals began later than non-ferrous, around 1200 BC. The use of iron began to become more popular around this time, known for its strength and durability. We accept common ferrous metals such as: steel, automobile parts, cable and wire, chain link fencing, and air condition compressors.
In the recycling industry, ferrous metals tend to be recycled in larger quantities, while non-ferrous metals are worth more money. This is true in the metal’s original state and when selling as scrap. The recycling of both metals greatly contributes to the well-being of the environment, seeing as many materials are used in their creation. To sell your scrap metal, visit USA Iron and Metal at one of our retail centers conveniently located at 1800 Coxendale Road in Chester, or 11800 Deerhill Road in Midlothian.
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