South Post Oak Recycling Scrap Metal Glossary
Check out our glossary to learn more about some of the items you can recycle for cash with us at South Post Oak Recycling!
Alloys - Alloys are recyclable scrap metal mixtures. They tend to have better properties than the individual metals they’re made out of themselves.
- Aluminum breakage - Types of aluminum breakage include television antennas, lawn furniture with the fabric attached, lawn mower engine parts, pots and pans with plastic handles, or dishwasher motors.
- Cast aluminum - Cast aluminum is a metal processed from base aluminum. It can be used for a wide variety of purposes in manufacturing and design.
Batteries - Batteries such as silver-oxide, lithium-ion, and lead-acid (automotive) batteries are accepted for recycling.
Borings - Boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has been drilled by a cutting tool, and the waste produced after this process is often referred to as chips and shavings, or borings.
Carbide - Tungsten carbide is one of the strongest metal compounds in the world but also one of the easiest to recycle.
Compressors - Compressors and other sealed units are fairly profitable when it comes to scrapping.
Copper - Whether it's a penny, an electrical wire, or a cooking pot, copper is an extremely useful metal that has high heat transference, electrical conductivity, anti-microbial, and biostatic properties.
Ferrous metal - Ferrous metal is any magnetic metal that contains iron. The most common ferrous metal is steel.
Hastelloy - Hastelloy is a heavy-duty alloy used in a multitude of industries.
Incoloy - Incoloy is a nickel-iron-chromium alloy with less than 50% nickel content. It is resistant to aggressive corrosion, making it a popular choice for the oil and gas industry.
Inconel - Inconel forms when nickel bonds to chromium. While rarer than many scrap metals, it has a variety of uses and is worth more than standard scrap.
Lead - Lead can be harmful, but can also be very profitable when handled correctly.
Magnesium - Most magnesium that ends up as scrap comes from die-casting.
Nonferrous metal - Nonferrous metal is a non-magnetic metal that maintains its properties during the recycling process.
Radiators - Recyclable radiators are usually comprised of high-grade aluminum metal.
Shavings - Shavings are produced after the process of boring.
Turnings - Turnings scrap is produced after rotating metal on a lathe. They are identified as spiral shavings.