Scrap Brass Recycling

Ram Iron & Metals Inc.’s recycling yards sort and process thousands of pounds of scrap brass each day.


Composition or Red Brass (EBONY) Recycling

Shall consist of red brass scrap, valves, machinery bearings and other machinery parts, including miscellaneous castings made of copper, tin, zinc and/or lead. Shall be free of semi-red brass castings (78% to 81% copper); railroad car boxes and other similar high-lead alloys; cocks and faucets; closed water meters; gates; pot pieces; ingots and burned brass; aluminum, silicon, and manganese bronzes; iron and non-metallics. No piece to measure more than 12″ over any one part or weigh over 100 lbs. Heavier pieces acceptable upon mutual agreement between buyer and seller.


Machinery or Hard Brass Solids (ENGEL) Recycling

Shall have a copper content of not less than 75%, a tin content of not less than 6%, and a lead content or not less than 6% nor more than 11%, and the total impurities, exclusive of zinc, antimony, and nickel of not more than 0.75%; the antimony content not to exceed 0.50%. Shall be free of lined and unlined standard red car boxes.


Yellow Brass Scrap (HONEY) Recycling

Shall consist of mixed yellow brass solids, including brass castings, rolled brass, rod brass, tubing and miscellaneous yellow brasses, including plated brass. Must be free of manganese-bronze, aluminum-bronze, unsweated radiators or radiator parts, iron and excessively dirty and corroded materials. Must also be free of any type of munitions including, but not limited to, bullet casings.