How is brass Recycled?
Brass is a metal alloy made of a mixture of copper and zinc. Like its parent element copper, brass is recycled by sorting, examining, and sometimes testing the scrap. The scrap brass is then heated and recast for use in manufacturing new consumer and industrial products.
Learn how we make it easy for enterprises, businesses and homeowners to recycle their scrap brass.
What can recycled brass become?
Recycled brass is highly malleable and therefore easy to work with. It’s a great heat conductor and is unlikely to spark or corrode. Recycled brass is commonly used to make plumbing materials, musical instruments and home decor. Architects and designers appreciate its golden lustre.
Recycled brass and the Environment
Because it is a copper alloy, brass benefits the environment in the same ways copper does. Recycling copper only requires about 10% of the energy needed to mine the raw ore. Copper mining creates large amounts of sulphur dioxide and uses coal and oil based energy, which releases CO2 into the atmosphere.
Common Places to Find Recyclable brass
- Bed frames
- Door knobs, bolts, handles, and locks
- Bathroom and kitchen faucets
- Bearings, springs, electrical connectors
- Boat propellers
- Bells and cymbals
- Home decor and sculptures