Avoid surprises: tips for your safety, delivery of scrap iron and scrap metals and the highest return for you.
1. Safety first!
When you are dealing with old metal and metal residues, an accident will happen. Make sure you always use PPE (personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and protective shoes) when working with scrap metal. The hands are also vulnerable: wear gloves. We are happy to send you a pair of new gloves free of charge. You will be given a safety vest when you enter the Krommenhoek Metals site. Part of our scrap service!
2. Separate old metals
The separate delivery of scrap metal remains always the best price. This applies both when you hand in the materials yourself and in the case that Krommenhoek Metals collects the lot from you. In most cases it is therefore best to separate the materials from each other in advance. In this way you avoid separate separation costs and therefore a higher yield for your old iron and old metal.
3. Effective use of containers
Do you already have a scrap container for depositing your old metal on your site or are you considering having a free container placed by us? If you know how to use the contents of the container as optimally as possible by, among other things, separating and short cutting, this increases the final yield of your supplied metals. See the tips in this list or contact us.
4. Certainty about the composition of scrap metal
Do you have a lot of old metal metal remnants and you doubt what the material consists of? You can upload a photo of the metal scraps to be offered via our website. We look carefully at the photo and give an initial advice. Depending on the lot, we can first analyze the material for you. Ask our employees about it.
5. Difference between stainless steel and iron?
You don't see the difference between stainless steel (stainless steel) and old iron that well? Use a magnet! Iron will stick to the magnet and not to stainless steel. Simple but effective!
6. Difference between stainless steel and aluminum?
Aluminum and stainless steel (stainless steel) resemble each other and are, as a rule, non-magnetic. So a magnet does not work as an aid here. Where can you see the distinction between aluminum and stainless steel? Stainless steel is heavier and often darker in colour than aluminum.
7. Recognize differences with ‘old iron’?
There are also differences with 'old iron'. Not only in terms of weight, but certainly also in quality. Separate delivery is again the advice; especially when it comes to large parties. Do you have questions? Contact us for more information.
8. Delivering ‘clean’ copper will give you more profit!
Do you want to offer cables with a high copper percentage? The best way to deliver this is to strip the cables first. By removing the protective materials around the copper, the clean copper is released and that will amount in more profit. And there are no removal costs on top.
9. Drain off liquid tap agent? Rent a pallet box with a tap.
Turns and chips are released during turning and milling. Is a liquid coolant running through during this work? We recommend that you use a pallet box with a tap for draining the liquid and optimally offering metal residues. That way you can drain the liquid neatly, which benefits the environment and the selling price. Krommenhoek Metals has pallet boxes with a tap in various sizes. Contact us for more information.
10. Deliver scrap metal cut small.
We always further process scrap metal into compact batches. If possible, we recommend that you supply your residual metals yourself as small as possible. This prevents cutting costs that we would otherwise have to charge. In this way you increase the price for your metal waste.