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Iron Scrap – Recyclable Steel & Heavy Industrial Scrap Metal Clearance

R Davies Metals & Sons are specialists in recycling scrap metal in all its forms, including the removal of heavy industrial scrap such as Cast Iron and Heavy Melting Scrap (HMS) in both categories HMS1 and HMS2.

We cover all of the West Midlands and the UK and can arrange quick, efficient removal of all your scrap metal.

Contact us today to get a free quote and learn more about our comprehensive range of scrap metal collection and disposal services.

Scrapping Your Iron and Cast Iron Metals

Iron is one of the most recycled elements on the planet, whilst also being highly sought after as it is used to create other metals, like steel (an iron alloy containing carbon).

It can even be used to produce copper in a cost-effective manner, one that has a low environmental impact. R Davies buys all grades of iron, these being segregated and shredded before being melted down and purified, ready for reuse.

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Why Recycle Iron Using R Davies?

Recycling iron is a vital part of the World’s drive to protect and improve the environment. This process has allowed the 21st-century steel industry to improve its profitability while simultaneously minimising its environmental impact.

Simply put, using secondary (recycled) ferrous metals instead of extracting ore from the ground reduces CO2 emissions and energy and water consumption whilst improving air quality by reducing pollution.

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Best Possible Price For Your Scrap Iron

At R Davies, we have invested in state-of-the-art metal recycling machines, allowing us to
extract the maximum possible amounts of metal from the scrap we collect. For our
customers, this means we can pay them top rates for their scrap cast iron, while at the same
time removing a problem for them and protecting the environment.

Some Examples of the Most Commonly Recycled Iron Items

  • Scrap materials from various industrial and manufacturing processes
  • End-of-life containers
  • End-of-life vehicles
  • End-of-life appliances
  • Industrial machinery
  • Construction materials

The Ferrous Metal Recycling Process Explained

Sorting – Being magnetic, iron is easily separated from other recyclable metals using powerful magnetic belts.

Shredding – Shredders used by R Davies have rotating magnetic drums that extract iron and steel from any mixture of metals.

Media Separation – The next step involves electrical currents, high-pressure air flows, as well as liquid floating systems. This process removes any protective layers (like on drinks cans).

Shearing – Here, hydraulic machinery is used, creating pressures high enough to cut the thickest, heaviest pieces of iron. For example, railway lines and parts of old ships. Other cutting techniques are also used, including equipment using plasma arcs. This new type of waste treatment system involves heating metal waste to super-high temperatures. This produces gas that can be burned for energy together with solid waste, which can be used as a building material.

Baling – This process produces large blocks of iron, which makes them far easier to move and transport.

What Metals Do We Accept?

We purchase all types of scrap metal, including aluminium, lead, copper, zinc and tin, our speciality being industrial waste metals.

We also collect metal from the public, contractors and trades, offering highly competitive prices.

If you have some scrap metal, our scrap yard can provide you with a quick, easy and profitable method of getting rid of the problem whilst at the same time protecting the environment and boosting your bank balance. Quantity is no problem, and we can deal with loads large and small.

Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Would you like to know more about the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals?
Many people who are not involved in the metal industry or something similar can easily get these terms mixed up, and it could be helpful for you to know more.

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals are metals like shearing steel and cast iron, which are often used in large-scale building and construction projects due to their strength and durability. Examples are railways and industrial containers.

These metals have one major drawback, in that they react with the atmosphere and other elements and are therefore vulnerable to rusting.

This is one tell-tale sign that the material is a Ferrous metal. Ferrous metals are in extremely high demand due to their wide usage in the areas of manufacture and construction and therefore command a high price.

Non-Ferrous Metals

Many types of metals are non-ferrous, these including materials such as aluminium, copper, brass and stainless steel, not to mention precious metals like silver and gold.

Two of the major differences from ferrous metals are that non-ferrous metals are much lighter and more malleable. This means that they are very useful in industries where the weight of metal plays a big role.

Non-ferrous metals do not contain any iron, something that means they have a stronger resistance to issues like corrosion, something that makes them easier to recycle.

These metals can be found in piping, housing materials, roofing, plus many more. And as they do not contain any magnetic material, they can also be used in electrical household appliances and many smaller electronic devices.

We Accept All Types of Metal Scrap

  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Girders
  • Production Cuttings
  • Over-sized Shearing
  • Scrap Cars
  • Cast Iron
  • Irony Aluminium
  • Electric Motors
  • Cable, Household and Armoured
  • Copper, Copper Wire
  • Brass
  • Lead
  • Aluminimum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Batteries
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Tungsten
  • Nickel

Our Scrap Vehicle Collection Service

Based in Kingswinford near Birmingham, we cover the entire West Midlands.

Please contact us if you are unsure whether your postcode is covered by our vehicle removal service.

  • Worcester
  • Bromsgrove
  • Redditch
  • Kidderminster
  • Bridgnorth
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Wolverhampton
  • Walsall
  • Dudley
  • Ironbridge
  • Telford
  • Solihull
  • Coventry

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