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What We Do at A&A Scrap Metals

A&A Scrap Metals main job is to recycle, process and grade all types of metal so that it can be reused in the future and reduce the impact it has on the environment! After we process the materials, we then ship them to various refining companies who then reprocess these used metals into brand new materials that can be used all over again in new construction, machines, or even as the sheet metal for new cars and trucks.

We receive our scrap metal from customers that choose to drop it off personally at our scrap metal yard, or by picking up our own containers that we leave at job sites that need direct removal of large quantities of these metals.

Below you will find a list of many different metals that we can recycle for you.

Aluminum

Alum Cans (can be crushed or not, ,we prefer them in clear bags)
Alum Rims & Chrome Alum Rims
Alum Turnings (produced from lathe and milling machines)
Alum Wire
Alum Siding
Clip Alum (new production, non painted, thick or thin sheets that have been machine bent or folded, bar stock, plate, etc.)
Painted Clip
Cast Alum (produced by casting when made, most fittings are cast, auto cast alum, etc)
Extrusion Alum(6061 or 6063, irrigation pipe, door frames, window frames)
Litho Alum (thin sheets used in printing process)
Sheet Alum Radiators
Sheet Alum

Brass

Brass Turnings (from new brass produced by lathe or milling machines - no steel contamination)
Irony Brass (white, contains some iron)
Red Brass (contains more copper than yellow brass - if filed has pink color inside)
Yellow Brass (most plumbing fittings, door hardware, kick plates, etc., - if filed has a yellow color inside)

Copper

#1 Big Insulated (Large insulated copper wire)
#1 Copper (Tubing with no solder or fittings, Some insulated wire that is stripped but not shiny, bright sheet copper, non-insulated stripped house wire that is tarnished from weather exposure)
#1 Insulated
#2 Big Insulated
#2 Copper(tubing with solder/paint/oil or fittings, fine brittle copper wire)
#2 Insulated
#2 Insulated Copper with Steel Shield
#2 Insulated Copper with Steel Wires (same as #2 Insulated with steel wires in inner core or exterior shell.
#2 Insulated low yield (has several very small individual insulated wires and larger coating)
2&1 Copper (two strands of copper and one strand steel weaved together)
ABX (Alum Shield Cable, solid #1 insulated copper inside flexible alum conduit)
Bare Bright (Any shiny copper wire/stripped/not burned (burning is illegal, changes grade, is very bad for environment and can result in heavy fines from the EPA)
Copper Turnings (produced by lathe and milling when cutting copper parts or bars with no steel contaminants)
Lead Insulated Copper (copper wire insulated with lead cover, not plastic)
Sheet Copper (thin sheets of copper with paint, solder or discolored)

Miscellaneous

Clean CATV (commercial underground cable vision wire)
Clean Lead
Diecast (clean zinc/diecast parts
Heater Coils (brass, copper and solder)
Insulated CATV (same as CATV with black outside insulation)
Irony CATV (same as CATV but with steel reinforcement wire on outside)
Irony Lead (wheel weights or lead with steel contamination)
Low Yield Triplex (heavy insulated, underground, alum and copper mix cable, also called URD or Concentric)
Refinery (mostly steel mixed with other non-ferrous metals, such as copper, brass, etc.)
Triplex (Insulated Alum Wire or bare Alum Wire with steel reinforcement wire in center)

Radiators

Car Radiators (made of brass and copper)
Copper Aluminum
Irony Car Radiators
Irony Copper/Alum (same as copper aluminum but with steel ends)
Plastic Aluminum Radiators (Alum coils or radiators that have plastic tanks and some steel)

Specialty

New Babbitt (63% tin, 37% lead produced in new production)
Old Babbitt (solder drippings from circuit boards)

Stainless

304 Stainless (most restaurant equipment, household sinks if all iron is removed, new manufacturing processes such as sheets for laser cutting machines, etc)
316 Stainless (has higher content of Nickel, mostly pharmaceutical grade)
Irony Stainless (same as 304 and 316 with steel contamination)
Stainless Turnings (Free of oil, produced by lathes and milling machines)

 

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Phone: 718-721-8885
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