The history of brass dates back to
pre-historic times and though it is not a pure metal, it is a popular and highly
desirable metal for recycling.
Brass is an alloy with copper being the base
element combined with zinc and other trace elements. The value of brass often
reflects the price of copper but demand also plays a large role, just as any
other alloyed metal.
Yellow Brass is the most common, known for its yellowish color, is used and
often found in household plumbing and fixtures. Because of its versatility,
brass can be easily disguised by being plated, painted or enameled.
Brass is also non-magnetic, so if you are
unsure if an item is brass, try picking it up with a magnet to help narrow down
the type of metal your item is made of.
Red Brass is another type of brass typically found in sprinkler systems, valves
and other plumbing systems. The higher copper content gives the metal a reddish
tint and contributes to its name. Although the use of red brass is becoming less
popular, it is still a commonly recycled metal.
Please remember to bring your driver's
license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.