Brass requires less energy to recycle than aluminum or steel. And because of that brass has earned the rating of one of the most environmentally friendly metals in the world!
Plus, it’s much more cost-effective than producing brass from raw materials, requiring less energy and resources to do so.
The third benefit is that brass scrap can be repurposed endlessly.
Modern brass is routinely 67% copper and 33% zinc, but it can range from 55% - 95% copper and 5% - 45% zinc. The more copper used, the more rose the color is; the more zinc, the more silver the color is.
At Atlas Metal and Iron, we accept:
Bullet casings are traditionally made from brass, aluminum, or steel, but Atlas Metal and Iron does not recycle bullet casings for safety reasons.
RECYCLED BRASS HAS MANY USES
BRASS COMES IN SEVERAL TYPES
You might have heard the term “brass balls.” No, we don’t recycle those at Atlas.
Alloy 360 is the most commonly used type of brass today. Other types of brass are known as:
BRASS IS INFINITELY RECYCLABLE
Collecting brass scrap and working with Atlas Metal and Iron makes the recycling process much easier and gets you the best market price possible!
During the recycling process, brass is shredded to create a larger surface volume (making it more energy efficient to melt), melted and purified, then poured into ingots ready for repurposing.
Brass, like copper, is infinitely recyclable. In turn, recycling brass helps keep the cost of brass products lower.
However, a pound of brass is almost always more valuable than a pound of steel or aluminum, yet less valuable than pure copper. For this reason, it pays to clean up your work site and collect the reward at Atlas Metal and Iron.