The two main types of bronze scrap that are most commonly found in industrial workspaces are:
- Copper-based Bronze Scrap – This type of bronze is made from copper and a combination of zinc, aluminium, silicon, manganese, or tin. It is often used for die-casting products like fixtures and fittings as well as electrical components.
- Tin-Based Bronze Scrap – This type of bronze is made from tin and zinc. It’s often used in bearings, pipes, and castings for automotive parts.
When disposing of copper or tin-based bronze scrap, it’s important that you take the time to separate any nonmetal components such as plastics, oils, and other contaminants so that they don’t contaminate the scrap. Once this is done, you can then dispose of the bronze responsibly in a way that won’t harm the environment or impact natural resources.
By properly disposing of your bronze scrap, you’ll not only help reduce waste but also save money on materials by recycling instead of buying new. As an added bonus, many scrap bronze recyclers will pay you for your bronze scrap so it’s a great way to make a bit of extra money while helping the environment.