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Birmingham’s Recycle USA, Inc. Providing Cast Aluminum Recycling Services

Birmingham’s Recycle USA, Inc. Paying Top Prices for Aluminum

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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.

Aluminum Cast 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.

Aluminium Recycling Services

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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 aluminium products, less than 50 common recycling terms exist. Purity and demand will determine the price given for each aluminium product. Aluminium recycling provides many environmental, economic and community benefits to individuals, communities, organizations, companies and industries.

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

Casting and old sheets containing more than 25% foreign material are divided into low recovery.  This item is commonly found in aluminium engines and transmission parts but also used in other products.

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.

Typical used as beverage and food cans.

Old Cast or Cast Aluminum scrap is generally found from engine blocks, cast grills and other car parts. It must be clean in the sense that it must be free of steel or rubber attachments.

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

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

Old Sheet aluminum is thin aluminum materials below the grades of siding or MLC. This material must be clean and free from iron, plastic, rubber, or other attachments. Some examples of old sheet aluminum are construction aluminum sheeting, old pots and pans, camper tops,  ice cube trays, clean aluminum foil, aluminum lawn chairs and aluminum contaminated with other aluminum elements.

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Aluminum Litho Sheet Scrap shall consist of new, clean lithograph sheets. It may consist of 1000 or 3000 series alloys, but must be free of paper, plastic, excessively inked sheets and any other contaminants.

Aluminium extrusions will commonly be found in the alloys of 6061 and 6063. Using magnesium and silicon in various proportions to form magnesium silicon thus, creating a heat treatable aluminium alloy with durable strength. Common uses include ladders, window frames, and screen doors. Aluminium 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 aluminium is recovered in the smelting process, dramatically affecting the price of this material.

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

Aluminium Painted Sheet is aluminium 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.  Common items include household aluminium, roofing, van trailers, road and highway signs, down spigots and gutters.

You will find an aluminium 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.

Usually a 356 alloy and found on most modern cars.

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.

Turnings or shavings are usually found at machine shops and left after drilling holes into a block or sheet of aluminium. These turnings have less value than aluminium sheet because recovery is less in the smelting processes and also more likely to be contaminated with oil used for cooling the drilling tools.

Recycle USA, Inc. lead the nation as Industrial Scrap Buyers.  Industrial Aluminum include 3003 Aluminum Sheet


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