Materials We Buy

The list displayed here provides a general description of some of the scrap metal items and alloys which we commonly purchase from our customers. If you would like more detailed descriptions, click on any of the links below. For general enquiries or further information about these or other items, please contact us directly by phone at 905-612-1288 or e-mail us at info(at)peelscrapmetalrecycling.com

Click on any of the links below for more detailed information:
Copper • Aluminum  • Brass • Insulated Wire • End-of-Life Electronics
Stainless Steel • Nickel Alloys • Nickel • Carbide • Titanium
Steel • Cast Iron • Auto Cast 
Lead • Lead Acid Batteries • Electric Motors • Transformers • Ballasts • Radiators

Copper

Copper is one of the first metals used by man and is easily identified by its reddish colour and bright metallic luster. It is malleable, ductile and a great conductor of heat and electricity. Most commonly it is recognized in plumbing and electrical applications.
Number 1 Brite Copper
Is copper wire that is at least 16 gauge, has no insulation and no tarnish or coating whatsoever. It should be kept separate from other forms of copper as it is generally bought and sold at a premium.
Number 1 Copper
Copper tubing, tarnished wire of at least 16 gauge or solids that are free of other material such as paint, solder, insulation and attachments.
Number 2 Copper
This grade of copper primarily includes copper tubing that is either oxidized or has paint or solder, copper castings, hair or fine gauge wire and wire that is burnt, tinned, lacquered or shellacked. Insulation and attachments should be removed.
Copper Turnings
Copper turnings are the residual shavings of copper left over as a by-product in the process of manufacturing copper products.

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