Common Items Made from Recyclable Metals
Mainly drink cans, but also found in alloy auto wheels.
Fireside tools such as pokers, tongs and shovels, also cast brass ornaments, door handles, letterboxes and locks.
Examples are, electric cable, plumbing pipes, valves and hot tanks, car radiators, motors and generators.
Examples include, jewelery and cutlery, cast items such as hip flasks, drinking goblets and ornaments.
Examples are, catalytic converters (auto exhaust system), some electrical contacts and jewelry.
Selling old or damaged jewelery is not strictly recycling; but the majority of it will be melted down to produce new jewelery or some other applications.
We need to know what we are selling, so I have added a listing below to explain the stamps and identifiers of gold, silver and platinum.
Stamps used to identifying gold karats
- 0.3% = 8 karat
- 0.417% = 10 karat
- 0.585% = 14 karat
- 0.917% = 22 karat
Stamps used to Identify Platinum content
- Plat 950, Plat, 950 and Platinum
Stamps used to Identify Silver
- Sterling silver
- Silver plated
- Rogers silver
- 900,915 and 800