Scrappys are the leaders in brass recycling and will gladly accept any brass item including taps, pipes, sheets, beams etc.
We accept the following types and items for brass recycling:
- Honey Brass
- Mixed Brass
- Brass Radiators
- Ferrous Contaminated Brass
- Valves and Pipe Fittings
- Taps, Door Knobs, Homewares
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and the proportions of these elements can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. By comparison, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. Bronze does not necessarily contain tin and a variety of alloys of copper, including alloys with arsenic, phosphorus, aluminium, manganese and silicon, are commonly termed ‘bronze’.
Brass is a substitutional alloy. It is used for decoration for its bright gold like appearance, for applications where low friction is required such as locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs, ammunition casings and valves, for plumbing and electrical applications and extensively in musical instruments such as horns and bells for its acoustic properties. It is also used in zippers.
Types of Brass
Yellow Brass – This is the most commonly used and is found in household plumbing including popular items such as your taps and ‘under the sink’ plumbing. Most keys will also be yellow brass. Although many different alloy percentages can be found, yellow brass usually contains around 60% to 70% copper, 30% to 40% zinc and trace amounts of lead and tin. Yellow brass gets its name due to the very apparent yellow color. Yellow brass prices often reflect the price of copper but demand is also key, as with any alloyed metal.
Red Brass – Although diminishing in use, this brass is still commonly recycled. The reddish pink tint gives this brass its name and is due to the high amount of copper that will usually will be found. Red brass is commonly made up of 85% copper, 15% zinc and very small traces of lead and tin. Common uses are sprinklers and shut off valves.
Semi-Red Brass – This has modernly replaced red brass as we’ve known it. Cheaper element mixture and equally as useful, its defined use has made this all but replace red brass. The common element alloys are 80% copper, 10% zinc, 5% tin, 2-3% lead and other trace elements. Its common uses are similar to red brass that includes shut off valves, sprinklers and other not so common items.
At Scrappys Metal Recycling Pty Ltd it is our first priority to provide the highest level of scrap metal recycling services to all of our domestic, commercial and industrial customers. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to customer service.
We provide a convenient drop off service for all of our domestic and residential customers. We specialise in removing your whitegoods, old appliances, fridges, freezers, aluminium windows, old metal roofing – and that is only the start! If you have scrap metal you want removed, call us now to arrange a collection or delivery of a scrap metal bin.
Scrappys buys the full range of scrap for recycling including copper, lead, stainless steel, scrap whitegoods, brass, nickel, steel, aluminium, PVC and wire. Plus scrap cars, machinery, radiators, batteries, pipes, off-cuts, extrusion, pressings and more.
Our scrap metal recycling centre is conveniently located in Sunshine, the heart of Melbournes Western suburbs. We offer a wide range of scrap metal recycling resources to industrial, business, commercial, residential and domestic customers. This includes competitive scrap metal recycling prices for all metals and recycling programs tailored to suit our clients.