Metal Monday: Types of Scrap Lead

62-LeadOne of the coolest metals that we see is lead. Even though it is an ugly color…it is never an ugly weight. Lead is one of the densest metals out there and can be found in all types of applications.

Car, truck, and motorcycle batteries have lead inside because they hold an excellent charge of currents, but we never suggest taking the lead out because it is generally surrounded by acid which is not only bad for the environment, but could hurt bad too!

Lead wheel weights are used to help balance the tires on your cars, but they almost always have a steel clip attached to them and you need to watch out for those.

Lead was once upon a time used to line showers and bathtubs, so occasionally you might find heavy sheets of lead underneath those while doing a demo on a house.

Let us know where else you find lead and help share the knowledge!

Scrap ya next week!

-Tom

Be sure to check with your local yard if they accept scrap lead at their facility. Some yards do not accept it because they do not receive enough of if to buy. Remember it is a business, so if there isn’t a demand for a scrap yard to accept lead, than it isn’t worth it to them to collect it over a longer period of time. Use the iScrap App to locate and search for yards in your area that accept scrap lead.

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