Brass Scrap Metal Service for Customers in NJ, DE, NY, MD & PA

Looking for a convenient way to offload scrap metal such as yellow or red brass? At Sgt. Scrap, we help customers easily recycle their scrap items and offer a fair price in exchange. With locations in Haddon Township and Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, Sgt. Scrap serves clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the surrounding areas.

What Is Scrap Brass?

Brass is an alloy – a mix of two or more metals, usually copper and zinc. Brass also may contain traces of tin and lead. It’s a versatile metal that’s frequently used in home furnishings such as light fixtures and bed frames. You’ll often see brass described as red or yellow:
  • Red brass: This is the more valuable type of scrap brass. Its reddish tone, available to be seen more clearly after hitting with a grinder and being hit with direct light, comes from its high copper content. Red brass often is found in fixtures such as faucet valves, sprinkler heads, and water meters.
  • Yellow brass: This type of scrap brass has a slightly lower price due to its lower copper content. Easily distinguishable by hitting with a grinder and seeing a yellow sheen. Yellow brass is used in plumbing fixtures and auto parts, as well as musical instruments.
Close-up image of scrap brass turnings
Other common sources of scrap brass include:
  • Doorknobs
  • Bullet casings
  • Air conditioning units

Types of Scrap Brass We Accept

To prepare your scrap metal for pickup or drop-off, make sure it’s as clean as possible. You’ll get a higher price for clean brass than you will for dirty brass. Remove any attached non-brass parts such as plastic, wood, or steel. Clean off paint, oil, or other contaminants. We’ll accept the following items:
  • Brass shells: These are a popular type of cartridge used in ammunition.
  • Water meters: This device, which measures the volume of water usage in a building, is often made of brass and steel, and may contain plastic.
  • Yellow brass 80/20: This is a material that is yellow brass but 20% of its weight comes from contaminates and 80% of the weight comes from yellow brass. These contaminates are steel, aluminum, plastics and anything that would take away from the weight of the yellow brass. Every piece is judged on case-by-case basis.
  • Yellow brass pipe: This type of metal pipe typically is mostly copper and zinc, with small amounts of iron and lead.
  • Clean red brass: Found in water pumps and other plumbing fixtures, red brass fetches a relatively good price due to its resistance to corrosion and ability to be recycled.
  • EDM wire: Used in manufacturing processes, electrical discharge machining (EDM) wire is made from brass.
  • 81 metal: Also known as semi-red brass or Meter brass, this scrap metal typically is found in water meters.
  • Dirty brass: Some scrap metal items, like faucets, are mostly steel with small amounts of brass. These “dirty” items have a lower value because they’re more difficult to recycle

Scrap Brass Prices

Sgt. Scrap offers customers the benefit of transparent pricing. Our current prices for scrap brass are as follows:
Metal Type Price Per Unit
Yellow Brass / EDM Wire $2.08 Lb
Yellow Brass 80/20 $0.65 Lb
Yellow Brass Pipe $2.08 Lb
Red Brass Clean $2.40 Lb
Meter Brass (81 Metal) $2.35 Lb
Irony Water Meters $1.35 Lb
Brass Shells Clean $2.05 Lb
Brass Shells Mixed $2.00 Lb
Dirty Brass (with steel/die cast) $0.20 Lb

Scheduling a Drop-Off or Pickup

At Sgt. Scrap, we make it easy for you to turn your scrap metal into cash. We offer three options for getting rid of scrap brass and other metals:

  • Mobile pickup: To schedule a convenient pick-up at your business or job site, simply call Sgt. Scrap’s team at 856-356-2516. Make sure to have the approximate weight of your scrap brass handy, as well as your preferred pickup date. Sgt. Scrap’s minimum poundage requirement for scrap metal pickup is 500 pounds.
  • Drop-off service: There’s no minimum poundage requirement for scrap metal drop-offs. Bring your items to one of our two scrapyard locations in Pennsauken Township or Haddon Township, NJ.
  • Roll-off dumpsters: This is a great option for customers who will be collecting scrap metal over time. Sgt. Scrap will come to your job site and drop off a dumpster that you can fill at your convenience. Once it’s full, contact us. We’ll come to pick it up, weigh your scrap, and pay you accordingly. There is a 5,000-pound minimum for roll-off dumpster service.

Get in Touch With Sgt. Scrap Today

If you’re looking for competitive pricing and excellent customer service, turn to Sgt. Scrap. Our experienced staff is available to answer any questions you may have and help you with scheduling a pickup of brass or other scrap metals. We’re proud to serve customers in the following areas:

  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania, including:
    • Bucks County
    • Chester County
    • Delaware County
    • Montgomery County
    • Philadelphia
  • New York, including:
    • Long Island
    • Staten Island
    • Manhattan

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