Salford Metals deal with all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  We have included some useful information here to help you to identify the common types of scrap metal.

Ferrous Metals mostly contain Iron.  They have small amounts of other metals or elements added, to give the required properties.  Ferrous Metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion.  Some examples of the ferrous metals we deal with:

  • Vehicle scrap metal
  • Demolition Site scrap metal
  • Metal offcuts from manufacturing industries

Non-Ferrous Metals do not contain Iron, are not magnetic and are usually more resistant to corrosion than ferrous metals.

Some examples of Non-Ferrous Metals we deal with are:

  • Aluminium & Aluminium Alloys
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Stainless Steel
  • Electrical Cable