A mixture of materials that often comes from the shredding equipment of a scrap yard from shredding an automobile up. The shredder often separates the metals from the non-metals first, like plastics, fabrics, rubber, foam, and other materials recycled downstream. Once the metals are separated from the car, they are put through another separation operation in which the non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel are separated from ferrous metals like steel and iron.
What is Zorba?
Zorba is the scrap metal mixture that comes from the shredded car from a scrap yard and is a mixture of copper and aluminum materials. Some scrap yards purchase this material as a mixed load but it could depend. Most scrap peddlers and customers are not going to have Zorba to scrap, so the prices don’t really reflect the right price because it is often bought in bulk from other facilities and companies in the scrap industry. Often times scrap companies with their own shredders will sell Zorba to other facilities.