While some scrap yards may accept all brass at a single rate, most offer a different price for yellow brass versus red brass. In order to get the best price for your scrap, it is important to know the difference between the two so you can sort them out. Here’s why:
Where is Yellow Brass
Yellow brass scrap is found in things like mixed brass casings, plumbing tubing, bolts, sink faucets, and more. The more yellow the brass is, the more it contains zinc, which is a less valuable metal. Red brass on the other hand contains more copper, which is a more valuable metal scrap.
It is not always easy to tell the difference between the two at first glance. In some cases, you may be able to perform a scratch test. Red brass will usually become redder when scratched with a file. However, that isn’t always foolproof. Your scrap yard can help you determine the difference for sure.
Getting the Best Scrap Price
When you sort your metals, you ensure that you get the best price. Scrap yards judge any pile of scrap based on the lowest value item in the pile. So by sorting out your yellow brass, you ensure that you get a better price for red brass, copper, and other metals.
Scrap Stop Metals offers the fairest prices for yellow scrap brass as well as any other materials you have. Contact us or come in to find out our current rate for brass items. Our hassle-free recycling system is quick and easy for you to get in, get paid, and get on your way.My Quote