Scrap Cast Iron at Wallace Reader & Son.
Our yard has been dealing with scrap Cast Iron for over 75 years, with the purpose built Machinery on site to cope with all sizes of scrap Cast Iron.
Our brand new 2013 Terex FUCHS MHL340 is one of the worlds leading scrap Cast Iron handlers purchased in March 2013 to help us handle your scrap Cast Iron in bulk and processed in our state of the art Sierra Terex 500 Baler/Shear.
With our machinery on site, We can ensure our Burnley scrapyard can handle all quantities of Cast Iron for recycling and have the room to cope.
“Big enough to cope…
…Small enough to care!”
What is Scrap Cast Iron?
You may be wondering what scrap Cast Iron we take… Well, basically ANYTHING Cast Iron that needs recycling because it’s no longer fit for reuse or is a danger…
Cast iron is iron or a ferrous alloy which has been heated until it liquefies, and is then poured into a mould to solidify. It is usually made from pig iron.
The alloy constituents affect its colour when fractured: white cast iron has carbide impurities which allow cracks to pass straight through. Grey cast iron has graphitic flakes which deflect a passing crack and initiate countless new cracks as the material breaks.
Cast iron tends to be brittle, except for malleable cast irons. With its relatively low melting point, good fluidity, castability, excellent machinability, resistance to deformation and wear resistance, cast irons have become an engineering material with a wide range of applications and are used in pipes, machines and automotive industry parts, such as cylinder heads (declining usage), cylinder blocks and gearbox cases (declining usage). It is resistant to destruction and weakening by oxidation (rust). (information from wikipedia)
You can find Cast Iron in things such as: Machinery, Car Brake Discs and drums, roof guttering, drainpipes, drain covers, manhole covers, benches and much much more.
Scrap Cast Iron Prices:
Prices of scrap Cast Iron can fluctuate on a daily basis. (See below for a GUIDE ONLY. Accurate prices can be obtained by Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our scrapyard in Burnley on (01282)421146
Metal Type Metal Grade Price Per Ton Date Price Updated Examples STEEL/FERROUS METALS No.1 Steel £105 11th November 2016 Short, heavy steel, tools, box section, Shelving STEEL/FERROUS METALS Light Iron - No.6 £55 11th November 2016 White goods, (washers, dryers, cookers etc) vehicles STEEL/FERROUS METALS Plate & Girders £115 11th November 2016 under 5ft STEEL/FERROUS METALS Cast Iron £100 11th November 2016 Cast guttering / piping, car brake discs STEEL/FERROUS METALS New production Cuttings £115 11th November 2016 Factory waste. new cuttings, Welder / fabricators waste. STEEL/FERROUS METALS Cars / Vehicles £60 11th November 2016 Complete Vehicles. STEEL/FERROUS METALS Steel Turnings / Swarf £55 11th November 2016 Factory Waste.
Scrap Cast Iron Collection:
Wallace Reader & Son Ltd can arrange free collection for your scrap Cast Iron TODAY! We can collect your Cast Iron for recycling at any time of the day between 8:30am and 5pm. We can either drop off a skip for a skip collection OR arrange on of our scrap collectors to collect it for you.
Whichever you decide to choose, We can accommodate and make recycling your scrap metal as easy as possible for you.