As an alloy of copper and tin, bronze is a popular metal with a lot interesting and unique properties. It is used for a range of purposes including architectural purposes and phosphor bronze is used in musical instruments, electrical contacts, and ship propellers. Recycling bronze is a good way to do your bit for the environment, and make money from your old scrap metal. Here at X-Met Metals, we collect bronze, along with a wide variety of other scrap, across the North West, from Liverpool to Blackburn, including Ormskirk, St Helens and Skelmersdale, As a result, we have produced this guide to why you should consider recycling bronze.
What makes bronze so valuable?
The exact properties of your bronze will depend on the structure of the alloy, and the percentage of different metals involved. But bronze is renowned for:
- highly ductile
- low friction between metals
- not causing sparks when striking other metals, so it can be used safely when metal is needed around flames and flammable materials.
What are the advantages of bronze recycling?
Recycling bronze brings many advantages, including:
- Protecting the environment- Bronze can be melted down and reused to create other, more useful items. This is great for the environment as it means that new alloy metals, including copper, aluminium and tin, do not need to be supplied. Instead, the bronze can simply be reused, without losing any properties or value.
- We pay for your bronze- if your bronze statues or scrap metal is just lying around, we will take it off your hands. And we’ll even pay you for it too! We offer top prices for any old bronze.
- We come to you- when you choose X-Met Metals, we will come and collect from you, wherever you are. This means you dont even have to pay the fuel costs for taking your scrap metal into one of our scrap yards, and you dont need to spare the time either.
To organise collection of any scrap metals or bronze you have, get in touch with the professionals today, here at X-Met Metals. We also take WEEE waster, combination boilers, catalytic converters and lead acid batteries too.