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<h2><strong>Birmingham's Recycle USA, Inc.</strong> Providing Cast Aluminum Recycling Services</h2>
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Birmingham’s Recycle USA, Inc. Providing Cast Aluminum Recycling Services

 

Cast aluminum is a specific metal that has gone through one of the several processes known as casting. Essentially, it is created when methods such as die casting, mold casting, or sand casting are used to temper the aluminum for use in creating components for many different types of products. This form of aluminum is used for a number of items around the house, as well as machinery and other products that are necessary to the manufacturing of a wide range of goods and services.

One of the more common applications of cast aluminum is in the creation of cookware. Just as cast iron is used for skillets, baking pans, and other kitchen essentials, aluminum can also be used for these items. Usually created using the die cast approach, the cookware can withstand the high temperatures required to cook food properly and will remain useful for a number of years with no more than minimal care.
This metal is also used to create outdoor furniture, including chairs, gliders, and tables. While not quite as popular as cast iron furniture for the lawn, aluminum patio furniture is somewhat more lightweight and can be moved around the space with greater ease.

Cast aluminum is a specific metal that has gone through one of the several processes known as casting. Essentially, it is created when methods such as die casting, mold casting, or sand castingare used to temper the aluminum for use in creating components for many different types of products. This form of aluminum is used for a number of items around the house, as well as machinery and other products that are necessary to the manufacturing of a wide range of goods and services.

One of the more common applications of cast aluminum is in the creation of cookware. Just as cast iron is used for skillets, baking pans, and other kitchen essentials, aluminum can also be used for these items. Usually created using the die cast approach, the cookware can withstand the high temperatures required to cook food properly and will remain useful for a number of years with no more than minimal care.

This metal is also used to create outdoor furniture, including chairs, gliders, and tables. While not quite as popular as cast iron furniture for the lawn, aluminum patio furniture is somewhat more lightweight and can be moved around the space with greater ease.Aluminum Cast RecyclingCast Aluminum is one of the most common aluminum types. Cast Aluminum is a lower value aluminum and is produced by casting a molten mix of grades 356 and 380 aluminum.

  • To receive full value you must clean the Aluminum by removing all contaminants such as iron, glass, wood excessive glue or caked on paint.
  • To scrap clean casted aluminum, make sure it has no steel, rubber, or attachments.
  • Aluminum is non-magnetic and so be sure to check with a good magnet for iron contaminants.

Birmingham’s Recycle USA, Inc. paying top prices for all types of scrap aluminum. Aluminum, as with most metal products are never found to be 100% pure.

Aluminum is one of the most recyclable metals on the planet.  It is created by mining the mineral Bauxite.  The Aluminum is separated out and formed into ingots that can be sent all over the world to create a variety of products.  Creating Aluminum from scratch can be an expensive process though and it’s often cheaper to just recycle it.

 

Aluminum Recycling Services

Aluminum Recycling

Most consumer metal products are alloyed to match an industry precision that defines hardness, texture and strength. The alloy varies from product to product. Although you’ll find hundreds of different aluminum products, less than 50 common recycling terms exist. Purity and demand will determine the price given for each aluminum product. Aluminum recycling provides many environmental, economic and community benefits to individuals, communities, organizations, companies and industries.

Aluminum ASCR

ASCR (Aluminium Conductors Steel Reinforced) conductor is used for river crossings, overhead and ground wire installations or also used just as a ground wire.

Aluminum Breakage

Casting alloys containing more than 5% foreign material are divided into high or low recovery. This item is commonly found in aluminum engines and transmission parts but also used in other products.

Aluminum Bumpers

Common to be a 7000 series with zinc as the principal alloying element. You may find some truck bumpers to be a 5052 alloy with magnesium being the principal alloying element.

Aluminum Cans

As a new pre consumer product this is a 1100 alloy, once used it is known as UBC (used beverage can) or RBF-UBC.

Aluminum Cast

Cast aluminum can be produced using several different casting processes that include sand, permanent mold, die, lost foam, or squeeze. Common products will be found with engine parts, transmissions as well as other not so common products. Cast can be bought as clean as long as all foreign material has been removed, if not it could be bought as a breakage.

Aluminum Clips

A very common mix of 1100, 3003, 3004, 5005, 5052, 6061 and 6063. This mixture of alloys may also be found with aluminum MLC. This is can be familiarized as an aluminum product with a sheet like appearance, free of any foreign elements.

 
Aluminum Dirty Sheet

This category is for almost all alloys of sheet aluminum that contain a small amount of foreign element. Common material would be sheet aluminum that may have screws, nails or a small amount of plastic. This can include lawn chairs, rain gutter, siding and other sheet aluminum products. Aluminum EC Wire A common conductor found in different gauged wire that is shielded with a rubber or plastic outer layer. The aluminum used in most of this product is no less than 99.5% pure giving it a high value if it’s stripped of it’s outer shield. Aluminum Extrusion Aluminum extrusions will commonly be found in the alloys of 6061 and 6063. Using magnesium and silicon in various proportions to form magnesium silicide thus, creating a heat treatable aluminum alloy with durable strength. Common uses include ladders, window frames, and screen doors. Aluminum Foil This familiar household product is also recyclable and like a beverage can this is also 1100 alloy but because of the thinness not all of the aluminum is recovered in the smelting process, dramatically affecting the price of this material.

Aluminum Litho Plate

This is commonly used in printing shops and usually has better value over other aluminum. The alloy is either 1100 or 3003 but most likely 3003. Manganese is the major alloying element.

Aluminum MLC

As with clips this is a very common mix of 1100, 3003, 3004, 5005, 5052, 6061 and 6063. Unlike clips, MLC is usually the thick solids instead of the thin clean sheets. MLC is the initials for mixed low copper.

Aluminum Painted Sheet

Any sheet or clip aluminum that has been contaminated with paint will be bought in this category unless the paint is unusually thick or contains other foreign material, then the material will have to be downgraded.

Aluminum Radiators

You will find an aluminum radiator in most modern cars. These are purchased for recycling with or without the plastic ends, of course increasing the value by removing  the plastic.

Aluminum Rims

Usually a 6061 alloy and found on most modern cars.

Aluminum Thermo

Bond Thermo bond is usually bonded by two pieces of extrusion with a thermo adhesive, creating a better insulation around windows and doors. This type of material must be kept separated from other extrusions. Aluminum Turnings Turnings or shavings are usually found at machine shops and left after drilling holes into a block or sheet of aluminum. These turnings have less value than aluminum sheet because recovery is less in the smelting processes and also more likely to be contaminated with oil used for cooling the drilling tools.

Other aluminum items that we purchase include:

Cable TV coax, concentric wire, aluminum ingots, aluminum pistons and venetian blinds. A whole list of alloys include 1100, 1200, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2024, 2036, 2117, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3102, 5005, 5052, 5182, 5252, 5454, 5457, 5657, 5754, 6009, 6010, 6022, 6053, 6061, 6063, 6082, 6111, 6262, 6463, 7003, 7004, 7021, 7072, 7116, 7129, A380.0, 383.0, 319.0, 356.0, A356.0 and B390.0

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