Brass Recycling in Kansas City
Bring in Your Scrap Brass, Get Paid
Brass Scrap Price as of 4/14/2021: $0.42/lb
(*Note: Quoted prices are subject to change at any time. Scrap prices can change on a daily basis so feel free to call ahead if you have any questions)
Did you know there are different kinds of brass used all around the world? At Langley Recycling, we are happy to sort through your scrap on-site and determine if what you are looking to sell is Yellow Brass or Red Brass. If so, we are prepared to pay you the full amount you deserve in exchange.
Brass is commonly found in various household equipment, including irrigation sprinklers, water meters, and even spent ammunition shells (important note: live ammunition rounds will not be accepted as it may pose a safety risk). We also accept similar materials similar to brass, such as copper and steel.
We accept both Red Brass and Yellow Brass!
Our Simple Brass Scrap Recycling Process
Not sure where to bring your scrap brass in Kansas City?
At Langley Recycling, we make sure that your top priority of getting the best price for your brass scrap is ours as well, but we don’t stop there. When you recycle and sell with us, our team will work hard to treat you fairly and guarantee a quick and easy process – all while reducing our unnecessary waste to keep our local environment healthy.
Have something that isn’t brass? We are happy to accept a variety of other scrap metals including cooper, stainless steel, aluminum, and more! We can also pay you for your junk cars, batteries, and other recyclable metal-based materials.
What is the difference between Red Brass and Yellow Brass?
Oftentimes, the brass you most commonly see is Yellow Brass; this type is an alloy of both copper and zinc and its iconic color can be seen in instruments like the trumpet or saxophone. Yellow Brass is most abundant kind of scrap brass because it is less expensive for most factories to manufacture. When recycled, Yellow Brass requires extra attention to purify it of any less valuable metals used in the original alloy process.
Red Brass, on the other hand, is technically considered a type of bronze because it is an alloy composed of mainly copper, with varying amounts of tin and zinc, as well. Originally, this material was used to make weapons and their ammunition and was more frequently called by its more recognizable name: Gunmetal. While Red Brass is still used today, its more often found in plumbing fixtures and pipes than firearms.
Is all brass recyclable?
Generally – yes, but a piece’s eligibility for recycling depends on a number of factors with the first being safety. Many ammunition shells/casings are made of a form of brass that is typically recyclable, however with handling weapons ammunition, there is always the risk that a live round may be included in your scrap pile. While we are happy to accept many kinds of casings and shells, we may turn away this as acceptable scrap for safety reasons.
The other main reason why a piece of brass may not be recyclable is due to its level of contamination. Certain home equipment, such as an old radiator, may not be considered eligible because it contains more of the lesser materials than the valuable copper we are looking for, making it hard or impossible to recover during the recycling process.
Is brass recycling sustainable?
Absolutely! Brass has the ability to be infinitely recycled over and over again, so bringing your brass scrap to Langley Recycling to be melted down and reused is one of the most environmentally sustainable things you can do. With brass recycling, you are putting materials like copper and zinc back into the supply chain, thus creating less of a demand for the mining and creation of new brass alloys.
When you recycle your brass scrap, you are keeping the standard cost of brass low for the industry utilizing it, but you are also putting money back into your pocket and into small, local businesses like our own. This not only helps you, but it also puts more money into your local economy and there is nothing quite as sustainable as that.