What exactly is scrap metal? Scrap metal is bits and pieces of metal that are not in use or discarded and then collected. Scrap metal includes ferrous material (think Iron & Steel) and non-ferrous (think Aluminum, Copper, Brass). These materials can be found from construction sites and architectural structures. They can also be found by looking around your home. Broken appliances, old soda cans and even your car can be recycled at a Scrap Metal Recycling facility, like SA Recycling. Not only will you be helping the environment by recycling, you will receive money for your well-doing. Recycling your metal reduces the need to mine the earth for its natural resources. Recycled scrap metal can be used for various purposes, including construction and automobile manufacturing. Scrap metal is good for the environment as well as the economy. To read more about the value of scrap metal, click here.