Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling at Greenway

Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling

​See our Non-Ferrous Metals List below to see what we buy.

What is Non-Ferrous Metal?

Non-Ferrous metals can be recycled over and over. The easiest way to see if a metal is non-ferrous is to see if it’s magnetic. If the metal is not magnetic, then it is a non-ferrous metal.

Non-ferrous metals do not contain a significant amount of iron. This means they are known more for their pliability than their strength. They are also resistant to rust and corrosion, which means non-ferrous scrap metals tend to be shinier than ferrous scrap metals.

Common non-ferrous metals include aluminum, lead, and copper. Although, as you can see in the non-ferrous metals list below, the category consists of a range of metals.


Non-Ferrous Metals List:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Insulated Wire
  • Brass
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Tin
  • Nickel alloys

Properties & Benefits
of Non-Ferrous Metals

Since non-ferrous metals contain less than 1% of iron, they are not as strong as ferrous metals. However, they have other properties and benefits that make them valuable.

Non-Ferrous Metals are:

  • Pliable
  • Non-magnetic
  • Rust-resistant
  • Non-corrosive
Since they are not magnetic, non-ferrous metals are used for wiring and electronics. Plus, since they don’t rust or corrode, they’re used for roofing, gutters, pipes, and even outdoor signs.

Non-ferrous metals are often worth more than ferrous metals because they are rarer. Precious metals, such as silver and gold, are also non-ferrous metals. We would be happy to quote all non-ferrous metals.

One of the greatest benefits of non-ferrous metals is how often they can be recycled. Non-ferrous metals do not lose their chemical properties in the recycling process. So, they can be recycled an endless number of times.

Why sell to Greenway Metal Recycling?

Greenway Metal Recycling offers flexible quick payment terms for your scrap metal that can be processed in little as 24 hours from time of pick up. The true commodity is our relationships with our customers. In addition, we can provide a certificate of destruction if necessary.