Basic parameters of MSW

Black metal

What is black scrap metal and how is it

Scrap metal is called any metal trash regardless of its purpose.

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  • old, unnecessary or broken products and their fragments (parts of machines and devices fittings; steel wire.)
  • metal production wastes (for example, chips).

Any metal objects that can no longer serve a person for its intended purpose is scrap metal.

Different types include scrap metal of the same composition, but with different size and weight of individual elements, different degrees of contamination.

What is meant by the name:


Cast iron
Composition Name General designation
Cast iron ingots, large-scale machine castings, household products, molds (molds for making ingots) and pallets for them. Cast iron scrap and waste 17A, 17B, 18A, 19A
Whole molds and trays, cast products. Their linear dimensions are larger than allowable for loading into melting units. Before becoming a batch material (component mixture, loaded into a smelting furnace), they are waiting for cutting. Oversized iron scrap and waste (for recycling) 20A, 20B, 21A, 22A
The iron shavings, pressed into blocks. Briquettes from iron shavings 23A
Scattering iron shavings Cast iron chips 24A, 24B



Those secondary alloys of iron and carbon, the share of the latter in which is not more than 0.02, fall under the definition of “Steel scrap and waste”.

Composition Name General designation
Scrap metal (with the exception of wire) and waste (excluding chips), charge ingots (with dimensions that meet the requirements of metallurgists for charge materials), slagged steel waste – scrap. Steel scrap and waste 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B
Steel scrap, scrap and waste requiring a reduction in linear dimensions. Oversized steel scrap and waste 5A, 5B
Enlarged, the correct form of the unit compacted chips Steel Chip Briquettes 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B
Lightweight pressed steel items and waste Packages A, 8B, 9A, 10A
Lightweight, thin-walled steel wires and wire (but not woven into ropes) are “wrinkled”. Scrap for packaging 11A, 11B, 12A
Reinforced skeins of wire, ropes and dimensional pieces of ropes. Steel ropes and wire 13A, 13B
By-products of steel machining: chips and die-cutting. Steel shavings 14A, 15A, 15B
Long spiral steel belts capable of coiling Cord-shaped steel shavings 16A, 16B