Scrap Metals Guide and ISRI Scrap Specifications

RecyclingMonster's scrap metals guide provides different types of scrap metal specifications, images, recycling centres and prices at scrap yards.
#1 Bundle Scrap
#1 Bundle Scrap
#1 Bundle consists of new black steel sheet scrap, clippings or skeleton scrap that are compressed into a bundle of not less than 75 pounds per cubic foot, so that the material can be handled…
#1 Busheling Scrap
#1 Busheling Scrap
#1 Busheling Scrap may consist of clean steel scrap, not exceeding 2 feet by 5 feet. It may include new factory busheling such as sheet clippings, stampings etc. It must not contain old auto body…
#1 Copper Tubing
#1 Copper Tubing
#1 Copper Tubing Scrap should be clean and unalloyed. It should be free of any dirt, debris, paint, solder, oil, or other contaminants.
#1 Heavy Melting Scrap
#1 Heavy Melting Scrap
#1 Heavy Melting Scrap (#1 HMS) is one of the two major categories of HMS which comprises of recyclable steel and wrought iron. It must be free of galvanized and blackened steel.
#2 Bundle Scrap
#2 Bundle Scrap
#2 Bundle consists of old black and galvanized steel sheet scrap, hydraulically compressed to charging box size and weighing not less than 75 pounds per cubic foot, so that the material can be handled with…
#2 Heavy Melting Scrap
#2 Heavy Melting Scrap
#2 Heavy Melting Scrap (#2 HMS) is one of the two major categories of HMS which comprises of recyclable steel and wrought iron. The primary difference of #2 HMS with #1 HMS is that the…
201 SS
201 SS
Stainless Steel Scrap Grade 201 is characterized by its low nickel content. Grade 201 can be used as a substitute for type 301 in many applications, but is less corrosion resistant than 301. The greater…
301 SS
301 SS
Grade 301 is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel. It is non-magnetic when in the annealed condition, but becomes magnetic when cold worked. It contains lower chromium and nickel contents when matched with Type 304. Stainless…
304 SS
304 SS
Type 304 Stainless Steel is a Chromium-Nickel austenitic alloy that has a minimum of 18% chromium, 8% nickel and a maximum of 0.08% carbon. It is the most versatile and most widely used stainless steel.
309 SS
309 SS
Stainless Steel Scrap Grade 309 is austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that is most commonly used for high temperature applications. They are highly corrosion resistant and possess excellent resistance to heat and oxidation. They are characterized…
310 SS
310 SS
Grade 310 Stainless Steel is a medium carbon austenitic alloy. It comprises of 19-22% Nickel, 24-26% Chromium, under 3% each of Manganese, Tin, Phosphorus and Carbon. The balance is Iron. Like other austenitic stainless steel…
316 SS
316 SS
Type 316 is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that contains molybdenum. The addition of molybdenum increases its corrosion resistance and provides increased strength at high temperatures. It has outstanding forming and welding characteristics. It is…
330 SS
330 SS
Type 330 is a high strength austenitic chromium-nickel-iron-silicon alloy that offers high resistance to oxidation and carburization. The silicon content enhances the excellent resistance provided by the high nickel and chromium content of the alloy.…
356 Aluminum Wheels (Clean)
356 Aluminum Wheels (Clean)
Aluminum Wheels shall or Aluminum Rims are scrap materials obtained from discarded wheels of vehicles-both on-road and off-road types. The rims must be free of tire, dirt and other attachments such as lead wheel weights.
6061 Extrusions
6061 Extrusions
Extruded Aluminum Alloy 6061 is a medium to high strength aluminum alloy. It is one of the most widely used alloys in the 6000 series. 6061 Extrusions possess excellent corrosion resistance to atmospheric conditions. It…
6063 Extrusions
6063 Extrusions
Aluminum 6063 grade is often referred to as architectural alloy. It is an extrusion alloy with relatively high tensile properties, weld ability and high corrosion resistance. It has excellent finishing characteristics. Incidentally, 6063 is the…
Alternator Scrap
Alternator Scrap
Alternators are found in cars, trucks and other vehicles. It contains wound copper wire inside it.