Recycling Center

NYC Scrap Metal Recycling Center

New City Recycling is a scrap metal recycling center headquartered in Westchester & New York City. However, we are a nationally known company. Bring in your old scrap metals and exchange them for cash. We will accept any quantity of metal for recycling, but your payout is determined by weight. So, if you only bring in a few pieces of metal, your payout will be significantly less than bringing in a larger quantity. However, quality beats quantity sometimes.

Insight into the Metal Recycling Process

The metal recycling process is a tedious and drawn out process. First, all scrap metals need to be sorted, in order for them to be recycled appropriately. In this stage, scrap metals are passed through several sorting processes. Using a Radiator Detector, scrap metals are passed through to separate radioactive scrap from the rest of the scrap metal. The recyclables – paper, plastic and glass are separated from the metals. Next, hydraulic machinery capable of exerting enormous pressure is used to cut metals into manageable sizes to handle.

This is called shearing.

Then, feed rollers and hammer mills crush the scrap metal and cut it into very small pieces which is called shredding. After, the separating process occurs. Rotating magnetic drums extract iron and steel from the scrap mixture to separate ferrous metal from non-ferrous scrap metal. Further separation is then achieved using currents, high pressure air flows and liquid floating systems. The separated and shredded ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal are made into compact large blocks to facilitate handling and transportation. This is known as baling and is the final step New City Recycling deals with.

Recycling Center Services

We then transport the processed scrap metals to steel mills for further metal recycling. Once the scrap metals arrive at the steel mills, they are melted down in a furnace along with chemicals to get high quality raw material. It is then poured into casters and shaped into ingots. Ingots are transformed into flat sheets and tubing products which are then used to manufacture new products.