Prohibited Materials

Ferrous Metals

We buy all types of ferrous metals

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Ferrous metals are very valuable in the U.S. scrap recycling industry. Our services are not only convenient for our clients; they are a step toward a healthier, richer environment. If you produce ferrous metal scrap through your industrial, commercial or demolition business, contact the experts at NowRush. Not only can we help identify what you have, but we’ll pay you competitive pricing for the collection and sale of your ferrous scrap.

We Purchase All Ferrous Scrap

We buy all types and grades of ferrous scrap metal for recycling, including heavy melt solids like HMS 1 and HMS 2, light iron, cast iron, torch material and others.

Prepared Heavy Melting Steel

HMS 1 doesn’t contain black and galvanized steel; HMS 2 does. Must be 1/4 inch thick or more with material no larger than 2 feet by 5 feet in size.

Unprepared HMS

Unprepared HMS is larger in size than prepared HMS. Materials should stay within the 6 feet by 20 feet range. Can contain non-ferrous attachments.

Steel Busheling

No. 1 busheling is clean steel scrap. Doesn’t exceed 12 inches in any of its dimensions. Examples: new factory busheling, sheet clippings, stampings.

Plate & Structural Steel

Plate and structural steel is a cut grade of ferrous scrap. Presumed to be free of contaminants. Steel plates, structural shapes, crop ends, shearings.

Machine Shop Turnings

Generated in shops, machine shop turnings are made of clean steel or wrought iron. Bushy turnings, low alloy turnings, alloy free turnings.

White Goods

White goods are large household appliances. Examples include stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and AC units.

Auto Cast

Clean auto cast is free of all steel parts except camshafts, valves, valve springs and studs. Examples: clean auto blocks, intakes, rotors.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has many grades and types, including clean and dirty. Used on sinks, faucets, appliances, automobiles and motorcycles.

Cast Iron

An alloy of iron containing high amounts of carbon, cast iron scrap is mainly found as castings, sinks, machinery, old automobiles, pipe and engine blocks.


Rail scrap can be carbon or alloy, and of various lengths, weights and configurations. May have joint bars, bolts and rail anchors attached.

Light Iron

Light iron is thin gauged steel. Typically found in household appliances, desks, computer hardware, automobiles. Usually bailed or crushed.

Torch Material

Torch material refers to any heavier and thicker scrap metal that is manually prepared and cut through the use of a torch.