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 prices@scrapmetalreaders.co.uk or by calling our scrapyard in Burnley on (01282)421146

Metal TypeMetal GradePrice Per TonDate Price UpdatedExamples
STEEL/FERROUS METALSNo.1 Steel£10511th November 2016Short, heavy steel, tools, box section, Shelving
STEEL/FERROUS METALSLight Iron - No.6£5511th November 2016White goods, (washers, dryers, cookers etc) vehicles
STEEL/FERROUS METALSPlate & Girders£11511th November 2016under 5ft
STEEL/FERROUS METALSCast Iron£10011th November 2016Cast guttering / piping, car brake discs
STEEL/FERROUS METALSNew production Cuttings£11511th November 2016Factory waste. new cuttings, Welder / fabricators waste.
STEEL/FERROUS METALSCars / Vehicles£6011th November 2016Complete Vehicles.
STEEL/FERROUS METALSSteel Turnings / Swarf£5511th November 2016Factory 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.