Scrap Metal Recycling: Commonly Asked Questions at FPT

Posted on August 2, 2013 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Ferrous Processing & Trading answers common questions about scrap metal recycling within industrial and manufacturing industries.

Scrap metal recycling is now an integral process for manufacturing and industrial companies.  Businesses are looking for more and more efficient ways to manage their scrap metal waste and are looking to the experts to help create a cost-effective and sustainable process that can be implemented safely and responsibly.  As the fifth-largest scrap metal recycling company in the United States, we have over fifty years of experience in the scrap metal recycling industry and are happy to share our wealth of information and insight to assist our clients in making informed and effective decisions.

The following is a sampling of our most common questions about scrap metal recycling, we hope this helps others better understand the process and its benefits.

What kinds of metal can be recycled?

All kinds of scrap metal can be recycled.  At Ferrous Processing & Trading, we accept ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals of many kinds including:


–          We accept a wide array of ferrous scrap metal materials including construction, industrial, or manufacturing waste.  We process this material to supply steel mills and foundries across the country.


–          We accept many forms of non-ferrous metals including: aluminum, brass, copper, tool steels, stainless steel, and more.

How do we determine what type of recycling program is needed?

Ferrous Processing & Trading is recognized as a major innovator of industrial scrap metal management processes.  This includes the implementation of onsite operations, equipment and controls that provide maximum efficiency and value, as well as an advanced logistics support network organize the transportation of scrap to its many destinations.  FPT offers a breadth of experience in manufacturing and steel-making applications.  A team of experienced scrap metal management professionals will work with your business to evaluate, design, finance, install, and operate the right scrap metal management solution for your needs.

What type of products do you process and sell?

At FPT, we have developed and regularly deliver a variety of high-value specialty re-melting products for steel making applications.  These items include: uncoated (black) punchings, busheling, shredded #1 clips, hot-process briquetted cast iron borings, dense and free-flowing nuggets of low residual carbon scrap, and low-residual coolant scrap among others.

To learn more about any of the services or products offered through Ferrous Processing & Trading, people are encouraged to visit them online.  FPT serves a diverse array of individual and corporate clients, and welcomes questions and inquiries at any time.

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