DIRECTIONS
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  • 3837 W. 127th St. , Alsip Illinois 60803
Picture of #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire

#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire free of attachments. All the insulation has been removed from the wire and it is free of solder and paint.

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#1 Copper Tubing

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper bus bar/pipe free of attachments.

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#2 Copper Tubing

Burnt copper, copper with light tin coating, solder, or brass fittings still attached.

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#3 Copper with Tar

Roofing copper with heavy tar, wood, or attachments.

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#3 Roofing Copper

Roofing/gutter/flashing copper with little tar or attachments like nails or wood.

Picture of 300 Series Stainless Steel

300 Series Stainless Steel

Most common form of Stainless Steel, will not stick to a magnet.

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304 Stainless Steel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Commonly found in kitchen equipment.

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316 Stainless Steel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Used in food and boat industries.

Picture of 500/750 Insulated Cable

500/750 Insulated Cable

Insulated Copper Cable with rubber jacket.

Picture of ACR

ACR

Free of brass/iron/plastic.

Picture of AL Extrusion

AL Extrusion

Must not contain other alloys of aluminum and be free of zinc corners, iron attachments, felt, plastic, paper, cardboard, and thermo break.

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AL Thermopane

Aluminum with plastic insulated running through the middle.

Picture of AL/ Copper Rads w/Iron

AL/ Copper Rads w/Iron

Plastic/iron/steel attached.

Picture of AL/Copper Cutoffs

AL/Copper Cutoffs

Ends from the ACR/Copper Fins, usually contain iron or steel.

Picture of Aluminum #3

Aluminum #3

Mid-grade aluminum that is not considered breakage but not as clean as aluminum.

Picture of Aluminum 6061

Aluminum 6061

Clean cutoff 6061 material. May have to be analyzed by scrap yard.

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Aluminum 6063

Clean cutoff 6063 material. May have to be analyzed by scrap yard.

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Aluminum Breakage

Aluminum recyclables with greater than 8% of foreign attachments but less than 40%

Picture of Aluminum Bumpers

Aluminum Bumpers

No plastic/foam/steel attached.

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Aluminum Cans

Free of foil/tin/plastic/liquid/ garbage/etc. Can be crushed or whole.

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Aluminum Clips

Clean cutoff 6061 material.

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Aluminum Copper Coil

Free of steel, rubber, plastic, generally from air conditioning units.

Picture of Aluminum Copper Radiators

Aluminum Copper Radiators

Free of brass/iron/plastic.

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Aluminum Litho

No paper/plastic/ink or other contaminants.

Picture of Aluminum Radiators

Aluminum Radiators

Auto radiators free of steel/plastic/liquid.

Picture of Aluminum Rims

Aluminum Rims

Free of rubber tire/dirt/attachments. Free of Lead Wheel Weights.

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Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum Scrap: Many variations of aluminum, ask scrap yard.

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Aluminum Siding

Clean of plastic coating/foam/dirt/steel. Remove steel nails for clean price.

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Aluminum Thermo-Pane/Break

Aluminum with plastic insulated running through the middle.

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Aluminum Transformers

Has a steel core with aluminum windings surrounding it. Could have an outer case surrounding the aluminum as well.

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Aluminum Turnings

The excess from machine cut aluminum free of oil or steel.

Picture of Aluminum Wire w/Steel

Aluminum Wire w/Steel

Clean aluminum wire can sometimes have a steel core going through or around it. Use your magnet to find out.

Picture of Ballasts

Ballasts

Consist of copper inside of them, found in lighting fixtures.

Picture of Bare Bright Copper

Bare Bright Copper

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire free of attachments.

Picture of Brass

Brass

Mixed Brass castings, taps, valves, rod brass, chrome plated brass.

Picture of Brass Heater Cores

Brass Heater Cores

Brass heater cores from automobiles, no steel.

Picture of Brass Pipe

Brass Pipe

Free of solder/cast iron connections/free of sediment inside.

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Brass Radiators

Free of steel sides and no coolant inside.

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Brass Scrap

Many variations of copper, ask scrap yard.

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Brass Shells

Little plastic/dirt/steel attached or residue inside w/out primers.

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Brass Turnings

The excess from machine cut brass free of oil or steel.

Picture of Bronze

Bronze

Free of high lead contamination or steel.

Picture of Bronze Turnings

Bronze Turnings

The excess from machine cut bronze, free of oil or steel.

Picture of Burnt Copper

Burnt Copper

Copper wire that has been burnt and has residue/contamination.

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Car/Truck Batteries

No holes, battery intact. Lead-acid batteries. Labeled "PB".

Picture of Carbide

Carbide

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

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Cast Aluminum

Clean casted aluminum without steel/rubber/attachments.

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CATV Wire

Must be separated white from black.

Picture of Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Separate these from other wire due to the higher plastic content from the bulbs and other insulation.

Picture of Clean ACR

Clean ACR

Free of brass/iron/plastic.

Picture of Clean AL Wire

Clean AL Wire

Free of steel, plastic, rubber. Insulated cover is removed and no steel.

Picture of Clean AL/Copper Fin

Clean AL/Copper Fin

Free of brass/iron/plastic.

Picture of Clean Brass Radiators

Clean Brass Radiators

Free of steel sides and no coolant inside.

Picture of Clean Brass Turnings

Clean Brass Turnings

No aluminum/steel mixed in, free of oil.

Picture of Clean Roofing Copper

Clean Roofing Copper

Roofing/gutter/flashing copper with no tar or attachments.

Picture of Communications Wire

Communications Wire

CAT 5/6, Data wire, Insulated copper with plastic.

Picture of Compressors

Compressors

Drained from oil/fluids from AC Units/Cooling Units.

Picture of Copper Scrap

Copper Scrap

Many variations of copper, ask scrap yard.

Picture of Copper Transformers

Copper Transformers

Has a steel core with copper windings surrounding it. Could have an outer case surrounding the copper as well.

Picture of Copper Turnings

Copper Turnings

No aluminum/steel mixed in, free of oil.

Picture of Die Cast

Die Cast

Free of steel/iron/platic and melted pieces.

Picture of Dirty ACR

Dirty ACR

Plastic/iron/steel attached.

Picture of Dirty AL Extrusion

Dirty AL Extrusion

Dirty aluminum with plastic, rubber, contaminants on or as part of it.

Picture of Dirty AL Radiators

Dirty AL Radiators

Auto radiators with steel/plastic (no liquids).

Picture of Dirty AL/Copper Fin

Dirty AL/Copper Fin

Plastic/iron/steel attached.

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Dirty Aluminum Turnings

Containing traces of steel or oil.

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Dirty Brass

Contaminated with heavy iron, castings, plastic.

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Dirty Brass Radiators

Plastic or iron attached to radiators (no coolant).

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Dirty Roofing Copper

Roofing copper with heavy tar, wood, or attachments.

Picture of Double Insulated Cable

Double Insulated Cable

Used in many high voltage situations to ensure that copper is protected due to heavy electrical current.

Picture of EC Wire

EC Wire

Free of steel, plastic, rubber.

Picture of Electric Motors (Aluminum)

Electric Motors (Aluminum)

Whole motor without heavy steel attachments (pumps, bases, loose iron).

Picture of Electric Motors (Copper)

Electric Motors (Copper)

Whole motor without heavy steel attachments (pumps, bases, loose iron).

Picture of Enameled Copper

Enameled Copper

Coated copper, similar to a dirty copper pipe.

Picture of Fire Wire

Fire Wire

Used for running fire alarm systems.

Picture of Forktruck Battery

Forktruck Battery

Steel encased lead acid batteries, they will be bought for less than a normal car battery price.

Picture of Gold

Gold

Please call dealer for their description on buying gold scrap. Most will require State ID.

Picture of Hastelloy Solids

Hastelloy Solids

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Heliax Wire

Heliax Wire

Cell Phone Wire, several kinds, contact your yard to explain which you have.

Picture of High Speed Steel

High Speed Steel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Housewire

Housewire

Romex, CAT 5/6, Aluminum Jacketed BX w/copper inside, and other insulated wire.

Picture of Inconel

Inconel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Inconel 792

Inconel 792

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Insulated Aluminum Wire

Insulated Aluminum Wire

Aluminum Wire covered by jacket, free of steel.

Picture of Insulated Copper Cable

Insulated Copper Cable

Copper cable with heavier jacket or coating.

Picture of Insulated Copper Wire

Insulated Copper Wire

Romex, CAT 5/6, Aluminum Jacketed BX w/copper inside.

Picture of Insulated Steel BX

Insulated Steel BX

Steel clad jacket with copper wire inside.

Picture of Junkshop Extrusion

Junkshop Extrusion

An extrusion, painted or not, containing no more than 3% iron.

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Lead

Soft Scrap lead with no steel/foil/paper/brass or attachments.

Picture of Lead Batteries

Lead Batteries

No holes, battery intact. Labeled "PB" on fine print.

Picture of Lead Coated Copper

Lead Coated Copper

Roofing Copper/Bus bar with lead coating.

Picture of Lead Shot

Lead Shot

Lead from bullets.

Picture of Lead Wheel Weights

Lead Wheel Weights

No iron clips attached.

Picture of Light Copper

Light Copper

Roofing/gutter/flashing copper with little tar or attachments.

Picture of Meatballs (Electric Motors)

Meatballs (Electric Motors)

Electric motors taken from various appliances, machines, and equipment.

Picture of Nickel

Nickel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Non Magnetic Stainless Steel

Non Magnetic Stainless Steel

Must not stick to a magnet, have steel or other items attached.

Picture of Old Sheet Aluminum

Old Sheet Aluminum

No plastic/steel/glass/dirt on the material.

Picture of Painted Aluminum

Painted Aluminum

Window Frame, AL Siding, that has been painted.

Picture of Platinum

Platinum

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Plumbers Brass

Plumbers Brass

Mixed Brass castings, taps, valves, rod brass, chrome plated brass.

Picture of Prepared Aluminum

Prepared Aluminum

No dirt/steel/attachments.

Picture of Red Brass

Red Brass

Free of high lead contamination or steel.

Picture of Romex® Wire

Romex® Wire

Most common in homes, has two jackets on the copper.

Picture of Sealed Units

Sealed Units

Drained from oil/fluids from AC Units/Cooling Units.

Picture of Sheet Aluminum

Sheet Aluminum

No plastic/steel/glass/dirt on the material.

Picture of Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Must not stick to a magnet, have steel or other items attached.

Picture of Stainless Steel Breakage

Stainless Steel Breakage

Consists of stainless steel, but allows for small percentages of plastic and contaminants. Must be at least 50% stainless steel.

Picture of Stainless Steel Sinks

Stainless Steel Sinks

Most sinks will have a steel ring going around the bottom and will be bought lower than clean stainless.

Picture of Stainless Turnings

Stainless Turnings

The excess from machine cut stainless steel free of oil or steel.

Picture of Starters

Starters

Found in cars, trucks, and other vehicles, they are filled with wound copper wire.

Picture of Steel Case Batteries

Steel Case Batteries

Used in machinery like forktrucks and forklifts, with lead-acid.

Picture of THHN Wire

THHN Wire

10-14 gauge wire, Spaghetti Wire, Solid copper inside.

Picture of Tin Babbit

Tin Babbit

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

Picture of Tin Coated Copper

Tin Coated Copper

Copper wire with a small amount of tin as the coating.

Picture of Tin Insulated Copper Wire

Tin Insulated Copper Wire

Tin Coated copper with insulation of any kind.

Picture of Unclean Brass Radiators

Unclean Brass Radiators

Plastic or iron attached to radiators (no coolant).

Picture of Wire Scrap

Wire Scrap

Many variations of copper, ask scrap yard.

Picture of Yellow Brass

Yellow Brass

Mixed Brass castings, taps, valves, rod brass, chrome plated brass.

Picture of Zinc

Zinc

Pure Zinc without any foreign material.

Picture of #1 Heavy Melting Steel

#1 Heavy Melting Steel

Prepared pieces smaller than 60”x 24” over ¼“ thick.

Picture of #2 Heavy Melting Steel

#2 Heavy Melting Steel

Black pipe, longer unprepared pieces of #1 HMS.

Picture of Busheling

Busheling

Unpainted, new production scrap smaller than 12” and nothing coated on, no rust, or paint.

Picture of Cast Iron

Cast Iron

Coil or old water piping, castings or plates from machinery.

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Dishwashers

Could be sold as is for scrap.

Picture of Dryers

Dryers

Could be sold as-is for scrap.

Picture of Light Iron

Light Iron

Household appliances (“white” goods), hot water heaters, and misc sheet steel.

Picture of Plate & Structural Steel

Plate & Structural Steel

Prepared I-Beams, channels, angles and/or plates, steel gerters, and structural steel from demolition scrap. Clean/dry plate- not to be over 24” wide and 36-60” in lengeth depending on a “3 foot” or “5 foot” specification.

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Refrigerators

Could be sold as-is for scrap.

Picture of Scrap Iron

Scrap Iron

All scrap ferrous materials, light or heavy in gauge, free of glass/plastics/debris & contamination.

Picture of Sheet Iron

Sheet Iron

Household appliances (“white” goods), hot water heaters, and misc sheet steel.

Picture of Shreddable Steel

Shreddable Steel

Household appliances (“white” goods), hot water heaters, and misc sheet steel.

Picture of Tin

Tin

Household appliances (“white” goods), hot water heaters, and misc sheet steel.

Picture of Unprepared Cast Iron

Unprepared Cast Iron

Assorted iron castings.

Picture of Unprepared HMS

Unprepared HMS

Black pipe, longer unprepared pieces of HMS.

Picture of Washing Machines

Washing Machines

Could be sold as-is for scrap.

Picture of Water Heaters

Water Heaters

Could be sold as-is for scrap.