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