Bronze Recycling

What is bronze used in?

Bronze has many practical uses. It is often used to make sculptures, coins, and other artwork because it’s aesthetically pleasing and durable. Bronze also has industrial applications such as in artillery shells, pipes for plumbing systems, bells and musical instruments, hardware components like locks and hinges, electrical connectors, ship propellers, gears for clocks and watches, and many other uses. 

Is brass or bronze worth more?

The value of brass or bronze depends on the specific alloy and its intended use. Generally speaking, bronze is more expensive than brass because it is much harder and has a higher tensile strength. It is also more malleable, allowing for it to be formed into complex shapes. Additionally, its corrosion-resistant properties make it ideal for engineering and marine applications.

What are the benefits of recycling bronze?

Recycling bronze provides several benefits, including reducing the amount of raw materials needed to create new products, lowering production costs and cutting down on energy consumption. Recycled bronze can be used in many different applications and helps reduce the overall environmental impact of manufacturing processes. It also decreases the need for expensive extraction methods that could damage local ecosystems or deplete non-renewable resources. 

What are the risks of not recycling bronze?

The primary risk of not recycling bronze is that valuable resources are wasted and energy is used to create new materials from raw ore. Since bronze is composed of a combination of copper and tin, not recycling it can lead to the depletion of finite resources, contributing to climate change and environmental damage. 

Can I make money from recycling bronze?

Recycling bronze is a great way to get paid, but it’s more than just tossing them in the bin. Factors like hazardous waste can mean extra handling and create small fees for recyclers. Even with a small fee, you’re making the world around you greener and your own life leaner – helping both the environment and economy while decluttering at home. 

Find A Scrap Yard

Cohen operates several public and commercial recycling centers in Ohio and Kentucky.

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Get paid more for your scrap at Cohen the week of April 22nd.