Structural Steel

structural steel

Structural Steel Scrap Metal

Finger Lakes Recycling makes recycling structural steel simple.

What is Structural Steel?

Steel is an iron and carbon alloy with trace elements of silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, and oxygen, as well as less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese. The most important material used in engineering and building worldwide is steel.

Numerous sizes and types of structural steel are available, including L-shaped, I-beams, wide-flange beams, junior beams, structural steel channels, rails, and ASCE sections.

Stainless steel must have a minimum of 10.5% chromium as well as trace amounts of nickel, molybdenum, and niobium.

Compared to regular steel, stainless steel does not easily corrode, stain, or oxidize/rust. Stainless steel is used in many different industries for a wide range of applications including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas.

If any steel is left over at the conclusion of a construction or renovation project, it may need to be scrapped.

How to Recycle Used Steel in Construction

Usually, it’s hard to know what metals actually make up an alloy. Fortunately, the only distinction you will need to make is between ferrous and nonferrous metals. You must sort your metal into these two categories before bringing it in for recycling.

Take a magnet and check to see if it sticks. You have ferrous metal if the magnet sticks. If it does not, you possess nonferrous metal.

Additionally, painted or corroded metal from buildings can be recycled. There are procedures to handle construction metal in both situations.

Ready to Get Started? 

Contact Finger Lakes Recycling here for current rates on metal recycling. We provide scrap metal container services for large quantities to keep your structural steel and make it simpler to carry it back to our facilities.

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