Scrap Metal Drop off
Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals
Most ferrous metals are magnetic and some common types include alloy steel, carbon steel, cast iron and wrought iron. These metals are prized for their strength and durability however Ferrous metals have a high carbon content which generally makes them vulnerable to rust when exposed to moisture.
Non-ferrous metals are non-magnetic making them suitable for use in electronics and include types of metal such as aluminum, copper, lead, zinc and tin, as well as precious metals like gold and silver. Their main advantage over ferrous materials is their malleability. They also have no iron content, giving them a higher resistance to rust and corrosion, and making them ideal for outdoor applications.
1. Gross Weight
Total amount of weight put on the scale
(including carts, buckets, and other non-metal material)
2. Tare Weight
Weight of non-metallic items
(ex. empty cart or car that the material was in)
3. Net Weight
This is the total amount of scrap metal that you sold to us
(net weight = gross weight – tare weight)
4. Price per Pound or Gross Ton
For each material
5. Total Payment Amount
At bottom of the receipt. This is calculated by multiplying the net weight of your material by the price per pound.
6. Loyalty Reward Points Earned
Points earned for this transaction and total amount of points you have.