A non-ferrous metal is any metal that does not contain iron. Most of the time non-ferrous metals are a non-magnetic metal.  If a magnet does not pull to the metal you are testing, it is a probably a non-ferrous metal.  Non-ferrous metals are more valuable than ferrous metals and should be separated to get the most return for your metal.  A couple of popular non-ferrous metals are copper, brass, and aluminum.

Examples of non-ferrous items to bring in:

  • Copper piping, fittings, insulated wire, etc.
  • Brass fixtures, water valves, spent ammunition casings, etc.
  • Aluminum cans, siding, pots, pans, window frames, wheels, etc.
  • Stainless sinks, pots, pans, etc.
  • Car and truck batteries