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Various Grades Of Brass Scrap Outlined

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Understanding the different grades of Brass Scrap helps determine the right price when selling or buying Brass Scrap for increased profits.

Brass is an abundant metal and one of the world's oldest alloys, containing a high percentage of Copper and other metals such as Zinc, Tin, and Lead.

Brass Scrap, like virtually all metals, can be recycled and reused without losing the unique properties that make it valuable and profitable. In the present day, the Scrap Metal recycling business is one of the biggest revenue-yielding industries in India.

The practice of recycling Scrap Metals like Brass Scrap has been in trend for many years, but now it has become a huge industry because Brass Scrap is 100% recyclable and pays well compared to other Scrap Metals.

Thus, it's very important to know about the various grades of Brass Scrap in choosing the best Brass Scrap for recycling. Meanwhile, understanding the various grades of Brass Scrap helps determine the right price when selling or buying Brass Scrap for increased profits. Brass Scrap grades are classified into five categories, and they are listed below.

The Different Grades of Brass Scrap

• Red Brass Scrap (ISRI Code EBONY)

• Hard Brass Scrap (ISRI Code ENGEL)

• Yellow Brass Scrap (ISRI Code HONEY)

• Brass Shell Cases Scrap (ISRI Code LAKE/LAMB)

• Brass Turnings (ISRI Code ENERV)

In this article, let's learn about the various grades of Brass Scrap and the different sources to collect that Brass Scrap. Also, let's take a closer look at them and find out their current market value in the United States, Canada, and India.

Types of Brass Scrap Explained

1. Red Brass Scrap

"Red Brass Scrap" is the first high-paying grade of Brass Scrap. The ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular 2020 classifies Red Brass Scrap as "EBONY." As the name suggests, Red Brass Scrap appears reddish due to a large amount of Copper content.

Red Brass Scrap contains a maximum of 85% Copper content, considered the most valuable compared to all other grades of Brass Scrap. Red Brass Scrap, also known as Gun Metal in the United States, is an alloy containing copper, tin and zinc.

Sources of Red Brass Scrap:

i. Household Appliances

Grades of Brass Scrap - Red Brass Scrap

Red Brass is most often used with plumbing fixtures/water line pipes, and you can collect Red Brass Scrap from your household appliances such as cocks, faucets, sprinklers, and valves in water meters, etc.

If you're a contractor or plumber and have a lot of Copper piping with Brass fittings from plumbing fixtures, you can cut those Brass fittings from the Copper tubing and make more money from it as they are considered Red Brass Scrap.

You can also collect Red Brass Scrap from local scrap yards, remodelling and construction sites. Red Brass Scrap is highly supplied by plumbers, building or demolition contractors, and mechanical & HVAC contractors.

Meanwhile, while renovating your home or office, don't forget to collect the Copper alloy from plumbing fixtures in the bathroom or home; you can fetch a considerable return by scrapping the Brass.

ii. End-Of-Vehicles

You can scrap your end-of-life vehicles for Brass as the valves, linings, bearings, bushings and other machinery parts are typically made of Copper alloy and come under the ISRI code "EBONY" Red Brass Scrap.

Current Red Brass Scrap Price in the US & Canada

Red Brass Scrap Prices (Canada): 3.75 CAD/Lbs

Red Brass Scrap Prices (US North): 2.4 USD/Lbs

Red Brass Scrap Prices (US South): 2.71 USD/Lbs

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2. Hard Brass Scrap

"Hard Brass Scrap" is the second-highest paying grade of Brass Scrap, with a maximum Copper content of 75%. As the name implies, Hard Brass Scrap is stronger and harder than other grades of Brass Scrap. According to ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular 2020, Hard Brass Scrap is categorized under the ISRI Code "ENGEL."

Sources of Hard Brass Scrap

Grades of Brass Scrap - Hard Brass Scrap

Hard Brass can be scrapped from the machinery parts of your automobiles and end-of-life vehicles such as liner, bearings and bushings. You can also collect Hard Brass Scrap from automobile manufacturing companies, automobile repair shops, auto parts stores, local scrap yards and end-of-vehicles. These are the best sources to collect ISRI code ENGEL - Hard Brass Scrap. What is the

Current Hard Brass Scrap Prices in Canada

Hard Brass Scrap Prices (Canada): 3.71 CAD/lbs

3. Yellow Brass Scrap

"Yellow Brass Scrap" is classified as ISRI Code "HONEY" in the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular 2020. Yellow Brass Scrap is one of the most commonly found Copper alloys containing 60% Copper content.

Because of the presence of more Zinc content, Yellow Brass Scrap is lighter in weight, appears yellowish, and is priced lesser than Red Brass Scrap and Hard Brass Scrap because of lower Copper content.

Sources of Yellow Brass Scrap

As Yellow Brass is lighter in weight and shiner in appearance, it is widely used in decorative elements, jewellery, ornaments and musical instruments. You can collect Brass Scrap from anchors, fasteners, cables, inserts, pneumatic parts, sanitary, electrical, LPG, and energy meter parts.

i. Decorative Household Appliances

Grades of Brass Scrap - Yellow Brass Scrap

The decorative appliances commonly found in our home that can be scrapped for Yellow Brass Scrap include kitchen fixtures, household taps, screws, bolts, door knobs, plaque, handles, hinges and cabinet/drawer pulls, keys, locksmithing, bowls, and shelves, cupboards and catch etc.

ii. Musical Instruments

Grades of Brass Scrap - Yellow Brass Scrap

Trombones, bells and saxophones are typically made of Brass and if anyone uses these musical instruments, remember to add them to the Yellow Brass Scrap category after your usage.

iii. Costume Jewellery/Ornaments

Grades of Brass Scrap - Yellow Brass Scrap

Nowadays, every one of us wears lightweight and colourful fashion jewellery, most probably made of brass alloy. So before throwing our costume jewellery or ornaments such as rings, bracelets, chains, earrings, and anklets into a trash can, we can collect them for Yellow Brass Scrap.

What is the Current Yellow brass Scrap Price in India and Canada?

Yellow Brass Honey Scrap Prices (Jamnagar): Rs.478/KG

Brass Honey Scrap Prices (Delhi): Rs.470/KG

Yellow Brass Scrap Prices (Canada):2.79 CAD/lbs

Yellow Brass Scrap Prices (US North): 2.0 USD/lbs

Yellow Brass Scrap Prices (US East): 2.32 USD/lbs

Yellow Brass Scrap Prices (US South): 2.3 USD/lbs

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4. Brass Shell Casings Scrap

According to ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular 2020, "Brass Casings Scrap" is categorized under the ISRI Code “LAMB.” When collecting Brass Shell Casings Scrap for recycling, keep in mind that you can collect both shell cases with and without primers.

Sources of Brass Shell Casings Scrap

i. Shooting/Firing Ranges

Grades of Brass Scrap - Brass Shell Cases Scrap

Shooting ranges, firing spots and training facilities for military or law enforcement are a great source to collect valuable Brass Shell/Casings Scrap. In a Private or Public shooting range, one can gather brass shells and sell them to recycling plants.

Many people do not collect the brass casings from their ammunition when they go shooting in Shooting Ranges. We can make use of that chance and collect those brass shell casings.

We can also collect Brass shell casings in rifle, firearm ammunition, military gun, pistol, shotgun, and machine-gun. What is the current Brass Shell Casings Scrap price in the US?

Brass Shell Casings Scrap Price (US North): 2.0 USD/lbs

Brass Shell Casings Scrap Prices (US East): 2.03 USD/lbs

5. Brass Turnings

Grades of Brass Scrap - Brass Turnings

Brass Turnings are classified as "ENERV/NOMAD" in ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular 2020. Brass Turnings is also one of the high-paying grades of Brass Scrap.

Brass Turnings or Borings are generally produced when processing Brass Scrap, which normally contains 65% Copper content and remaining zinc.

Sources of Brass Turnings

i. Brass Manufacturing Units

Brass Manufacturing or recycling plants will be a great source to collect Brass Turnings and Borings. Brass Turnings are generated while chopping or shredding any grades of Brass Scrap, including bearings, bushings, flashlight shells, lamp fixtures, fasteners, locks, hinges, pins, rivets, buttons, plumbing accessories, bolts, pinions, gears, and other decorative applications.

Moreover, remember the Brass Turnings you are collecting for recycling must be clean and free of contaminants and other non-metallic impurities to qualify for the ISRI specifications ENERV or NOMAD. What is the current Brass Turnings price in Canada?

Brass Turnings Prices (Canada): 2.04 USD/lbs

The various grades of Brass Scrap discussed earlier are regarded as the highest paying Brass Scrap that can be easily sourced and is most frequently purchased for recycling. 

Having Bulk Quantities of Brass Scrap With You? What to Do Next?

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