Ferrous Processing & Trading Supports Non-Ferrous Recycling Needs in the U.S.

Posted on January 22, 2013 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal recycling services from Ferrous Processing & Trading help preserve energy and natural resources by processing important non-ferrous scrap metal in the United States.

Non-ferrous scrap metal is a unique resource because it retains all of its chemical and physical properties even when recycled. For this reason, non-ferrous scrap metals like copper, aluminum, nickel, lead, and zinc are very useful in the metal recycling and manufacturing industry. Due to the unique nature of non-ferrous metal, there is virtually no limit to the amount of times non-ferrous metal can be recycled and re-used. This makes non-ferrous metal recycling a great way to reduce metal waste in landfills and to support new non-ferrous metal manufacturing applications.

Non-Ferrous Scrap Recycling in the U.S.
Metal recycling has proven to be an incredibly sustainable process to help meet the need rising demand for products made from non-ferrous metal. One example of this is seen in the United States, where almost 60% of all aluminum is made from recycled aluminum scrap.

Consequently, non-ferrous scrap metal has increased in value over the past years. In the U.S., the value of non-ferrous scrap metal rose 78% in 2010. Non-ferrous scrap metal also accounts for over 50% of the total scrap recycling earnings in the United States during the last decade. According to the latest reports, over eight million metric tons of non-ferrous metal was processed and recycled in the U.S. in 2011.

There are many ways to source non-ferrous scrap metal including collection from businesses, industrial and manufacturing companies, and private individuals. Non-ferrous metals encompass a wide selection of metals and alloys including copper, zinc, lead, gold, and aluminum. These materials can be obtained from old and obsolete automobiles, trains, and airplanes, or from industrial and construction scrap metals, and consumer electronics. Non-ferrous materials are also contained in appliances, batteries, and aluminum beverage cans. In fact, aluminum can recycling can save Americans 26 million barrels of gasoline, the equivalent of three days’ gasoline supply for the entire country.

At Ferrous Processing & Trading (FPT) a wide array of non-ferrous materials are accepted for recycling. FPT works with companies to help them manage their metal waste and help preserve natural resources and conserve energy and precious materials. FPT works with clients on all levels including private parties, small businesses, and large industrial and manufacturing clients to provide the ferrous and non-ferrous recycling service they need.

About Ferrous Processing & Trading
Ferrous Processing & Trading is one of North America’s premier processors, sellers, and recyclers of scrap metals of all kinds. They are supported by the unique skills and experience of the management, commercial, and operations teams. Their ownership assures both financial strength and a deep commitment to the industry and their customers. FPT’s reputation is built on the core values of integrity, expertise, responsiveness, and creativity in the scrap metal recycling industry.

Ferrous Processing & Trading is a key supplier to the metals industry of North America. They are also a major scrap metals management company for the U.S. auto industry. From every stage of the metal recycling process from the assembly line to the used parts pile then through the scrap processing yard and into the furnace, FPT has the right answers for handling and marketing metal.

Ferrous Processing & Trading
3400 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207