Other Lead Scrap

Sources of Lead Scrap

The principal source of lead scrap for recycling throughout the world is lead acid batteries. Scrapped lead acid batteries and the associated production plant scrap represents over 90 % of the contained lead available for recycling. Spent automobile batteries represent around 85 % of the total lead acid battery scrap materials. Other lead scrap materials for recycling include – sheaths from telephone and power cable, lead pipe and sheet, weights (particularly automobile and truck wheel weights), printing metals, anodes, residues, dross’s, sludge’s, and dusts.

Some scrap parts contain Lead, a toxic substance and potential pollutant. Scrap catalytic converters contain platinum, a valuable, recyclable metal. Managing scrap metal safely will help prevent pollution at your salvage yard. Lead wheel, weights and battery cable ends are common sources of Lead. Lead is also found in radiators, heater cores, steering columns, soldered parts (circuit boards) and electronic components. Lead can also be obtained from following scrap.
  • Cable Stripping
  • Cables
  • Battery Scrap
  • Battery Plates
  • Radio – Mixed hard/soft Lead Scrap
  • Racks – Lead Scrap – Soft
  • Relay – Lead Covered copper cables

Sources of Lead Scrap

Shall consist of clean soft scrap Lead, free of other materials such as drosses, battery plates, Lead covered cable, hard Lead, collapsible tubes, foil, type metals, aluminum, zinc, iron and brass fittings, dirty chemical Lead and radioactive materials. Review packaging specifications and regulatory status pertaining to shipping with buyer prior to sale.

Radio—Mixed hard /soft scrap lead.

Shall consist of clean Lead solids, free of other materials, such as drosses, battery plates, Lead covered cable, collapsible tubes, type metals, aluminum, zinc, iron and brass fittings, dirty chemical Lead and radioactive materials. Review packaging specifications and regulatory status pertaining to shipping with buyer prior to sale.

Rails—Lead Battery plates

Specify whether automotive, industrial or mixed. Also whether they are groups or loose. The only other metallic that might be included could be Lead connectors. To be free of non-metallic, i.e., plastic or rubber, with the exception that separators may be included. Material to be dry. May be bought on an assay basis or a flat price.

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