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A breaker's yard in the UK, showing cars stacked on a metal grid to make it easier to find and remove usable parts.
A breaker's yard in the UK, showing cars stacked on a metal grid to make it easier to find and remove usable parts.
A scrapyard.
A scrapyard.
A typical heap of scrap metal.
A typical heap of scrap metal.

Scrap is a term used to describe waste metal. Old, unwanted metal such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials, are taken to a wrecking yard (known colloquially as scrapyards), where they are processed for later melting into new products. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 779 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1428 × 1099 pixel, file size: 386 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 779 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1428 × 1099 pixel, file size: 386 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 116 KB)from US epa http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 116 KB)from US epa http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x3008, 6736 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Scrap Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x3008, 6736 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Scrap Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Waste Waste inside a wheelie bin Waste, rubbish, trash, garbage, or junk is unwanted or undesired material. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds between metal atoms. ... Old cars rusting away A wrecking yard, or auto salvage yard, more commonly known as junkyard, is the location of an auto dismantling business where wrecked or decomissioned vehicles (most commonly automobiles, but junkyards for motorcycles, bicycles, small planes and boats exist too) are brought, their usable parts are sold...


A scrapyard (also known as a breaker's yard), depending on its location, may allow customers to browse their lot and purchase items before they are sent to the smelters although many scrap yards that deal in large quantities of scrap usually do not, often selling entire units such as engines or machinery by weight with no regard to their functional status. Customers are typically required to supply all of their own tools and labor to extract parts, and some scrapyards may first require waiving liability for personal injury before entering. Many scrapyards also sell bulk metals (stainless steel, etc) by weight, often at prices substantially below the retail purchasing costs of similar pieces, and can be a gold mine of sorts- leading to the proverb, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Historic smelter in Florence, Colorado In extractive metallurgy, a smelter is a factory for producing metal by the reduction of ore. ... An engine is something that produces some effect from a given input. ... A machine is any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of tasks. ... In the most general sense, a liability is anything that is a hindrance, or puts individuals at a disadvantage. ... A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident. ... The 630 foot high, stainless-clad (type 304) Gateway Arch defines St. ... Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground. ...


In contrast to a wreckers, scrapyards typically sell everything by weight, rather than by item. To the scrapyard, the primary value of the scrap is what the smelter will give them for it, rather than the value of whatever shape the metal may be in. An auto wrecker, on the other hand, would price the exact same scrap based on what the item does, regardless of what it weighs. Typically, if a wrecker can not sell something above the value of the metal in it, they would then take it to the scrapyard and sell it by weight. Equipment containing parts of various metals can often be purchased at a price below that of either of the metals, due to saving the scrapyard the labor of separating the metals before shipping them to be recycled. As an example, a scrapyard in Arcata, California sells automobile engines for $0.25 per pound, while aluminum, of which the engine is mostly made, sells for $1.25 per pound. Old cars rusting away A wrecking yard, or auto salvage yard, more commonly known as junkyard, is the location of an auto dismantling business where wrecked or decomissioned vehicles (most commonly automobiles, but junkyards for motorcycles, bicycles, small planes and boats exist too) are brought, their usable parts are sold... Map of California showing the location of Arcata Country United States State California County Humboldt Incorporated Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor  - City manager Time zone PST (UTC-8)  - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) ZIP codes Area code(s) 707 Arcata is a city, adjacent to Humboldt Bay, in Humboldt County... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ...


Note that in the scrap metal industry a great potential exists for accidents in which a hazardous material present in scrap causes death or injury. A classic example is radioactivity in scrap, see the GoiĆ¢nia accident for an example of an accident involving radioactive material which entered the scrap metal industry and some details of the behaviour of contaminating chemical elements in metal smelters. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... Radioactivity may mean: Look up radioactivity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Goiânia accident was an incident of radioactive contamination in central Brazil that killed several people and injured many others. ... The periodic table of the chemical elements (this version outdated on October 13, 2006) A chemical element, or element for short, is a pure substance that cannot be decomposed into any simpler substance. ... Historic smelter in Florence, Colorado In extractive metallurgy, a smelter is a factory for producing metal by the reduction of ore. ...


See also

Recyclable waste is a waste type that has the potential to be recycled. ... Ship breaking or ship demolition involves breaking up of ships for scrap. ...

External links

  • ISRI Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI)


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Anaerobic digestion | Composting | Incineration | Landfill | Mechanical biological treatment | Radioactive waste | Recycling | Regiving | Sewerage | Waste | Waste collection | Waste sorting | Waste hierarchy | Waste management | Waste management concepts | Waste legislation | Waste treatment technology

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