Scrap FAQs:

Q: Is scrap often taken to a wrecking yard?

A: Yes, where it is processed for later melting into new products.

Q: Is scrap what the smelter will give them for it?

A: Yes, and rather than the value of whatever shape the metal may be in.

Q: Is scrap a raw material feedstock for nearly 60% of steel made in the US?

A: Yes, for almost 50% of the copper and copper alloys produced in the US, for more than 75% of the US paper industry’s needs, and for 50% of US aluminum.