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Brass Fittings

Scrappy’s buys and sells second-hand brass.

We have formed unique relationships with exporters and exporting companies, enabling us to offer up-to-date scrap brass prices and be at the leading edge of trends in the market of brass recycling. The brass industry depends on brass scrap for its survival. Brass recycling is a sustainable and economical process as making new brass requires both copper and zinc, which would be a waste of these raw materials.

We buy the following brass for recycling:
  • Honey Brass
  • Mixed Brass
  • Bronzes
  • Brass Radiators
  • Ferrous Contaminated Brass
  • Valves and Pipe Fittings
  • Taps, Door Knobs, Homewares

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and the proportions of these elements can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. By comparison, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. Bronze does not necessarily contain tin and a variety of alloys of copper, including alloys with arsenic, phosphorus, aluminium, manganese and silicon, are commonly termed ‘bronze’.

Brass is a substitutional alloy. It is used for decoration for its bright gold like appearance, for applications where low friction is required such as locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs, ammunition casings and valves, for plumbing and electrical applications and extensively in musical instruments such as horns and bells for its acoustic properties. It is also used in zippers.

Types of Brass

Yellow Brass – This is the most commonly used and is found in household plumbing, including popular items such as your taps and ‘under the sink’ plumbing. Most keys will also be yellow brass. Although various alloy percentages can be found, yellow brass usually contains around 60% to 70% copper, 30% to 40% zinc and trace amounts of lead and tin. Yellow brass gets its name due to the very apparent yellow color. Yellow brass prices often reflect the price of copper, but demand is also key, as with any alloyed metal.

Red Brass – Although diminishing in use, this brass is still commonly recycled. The reddish pink tint gives this brass its name and is due to the high amount of copper that will usually will be found. Red brass is commonly made up of 85% copper, 15% zinc and very small traces of lead and tin. Common uses are sprinklers and shut-off valves.

Semi-Red Brass – This has modernly replaced red brass as we’ve known it. Cheaper element mixture and equally useful, its defined use has made this all but replace red brass. The common element alloys are 80% copper, 10% zinc, 5% tin, 2-3% lead and other trace elements. Its common uses are similar to red brass that includes shut-off valves, sprinklers and other not so common items.

At Scrappy’s Metal Recycling Pty Ltd it is our priority to provide the highest level of scrap metal recycling services to all of our domestic, commercial and industrial customers. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to customer service.

We provide a convenient drop off service for all of our domestic and residential customers. We specialise in removing your white-goods, old appliances, fridges, freezers, aluminium windows, old metal roofing – and that is only the start! If you have scrap metal you want removed, call us now to arrange a collection or delivery of a scrap metal bin.

Our scrap metal recycling centre is conveniently located in Alion (near Sunshine), the heart of Melbournes Western suburbs. We offer a wide range of scrap metal recycling resources to industrial, business, commercial, residential and domestic customers. This includes competitive scrap metal recycling prices for all metals and recycling programs tailored to suit our clients.