We procure, process and recycle ferrous and
non -ferrous metals from every industry

Gold star metals specialize in processing and recycling metals in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way. We have state-of-the-art machinery that is widely capable of processing any volume and complexity of the materials. Our leaders and employees are extremely proficient and have the industry experience to price and grade the material and provide outstanding value and quality to our customers.

Ferrous metals

Ferrous metals contain a significant percentage of iron. Steel is produced by the addition of carbon and other substances to the Iron. Ferrous metals, especially steel, are the most recycled materials in the world.

Iron and steel scrap, or ferrous scrap, comes from industrial structures and machinery such as homes, railroads, cars, bridges, ships, and agricultural equipment with other consumer goods such as vehicles and household appliances.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 65 million metric tons (143 Billion lbs.) of iron and steel scrap was processed around the world in 2016.

Some examples of ferrous material we buy and sell:

  • Unprepared Heavy Melting Steel (HMS) / Long Iron
  • Prepared Plates & Structures (P&S)
  • Unprepared Plates & Structures (P&S)
  • Steel Turnings
  • Rebars
  • Unserviceable steel pipes
  • Steel Plates
  • Re-rolling plates
  • Cast Iron
  • Oversized Industrial Machinery
  • Oversized trucks/trailers/sankings
  • Shredded steel
  • Tire Wire
  • Steel Cables
Non-Ferrous metals

In the recycling industry, a non-ferrous scrap is a scrap metal that does not contain iron in significant amounts, including alloys.

Aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc are among the other base metals which are considered nonferrous scrap in the industry. Such materials have several applications and even after multiple recycling and reprocessing they preserve their chemical properties. This trait makes nonferrous metals indefinitely recyclable and critical for the conservation of resource sustainability.

In general, non-ferrous metals are used more expensively than ferrous metals due to favorable properties, such as low weight (e.g. aluminum), higher conductivity (e.g. copper), non-magnetic properties or corrosion resistance (e.g. zinc). In the iron and steel industries some non-ferrous materials are used as well.

Some of the examples of the material we buy/sell under non-ferrous category:

  • High Temp Nickel Based Alloys
  • Various Copper and Brass Alloys
  • Stainless Steel
  • All grades of aluminum scrap
  • Electric Motors
  • Sealed Units
  • Fracking Blocks
  • Radiators (Copper, Brass, Aluminum)
  • Aluminum & Chrome Wheels