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Is cast iron a good metal to sell for scrap?

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Cast iron is a good scrap metal; the buying price depends on the grade of the metal. As of 2015, the average of scrap metal in the United States is $205 per ton, states RecycleINMe. Prices vary by state and current market value.

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There are different grades of scrap cast iron including mixed cast, cupola cast, burnt iron, clean auto cast, charging box cast and malleable cast. Cast iron is a durable alloy used in making railroad parts, auto parts, outdoor furniture, agricultural equipment and construction materials. Common sellers of scrap cast iron include construction demolition companies, scrap yards, auto recyclers and car part yards, according to Valley Metal Services.

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