Live or Work in Madison? Harmon Scrap Metal Can Take Your Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals

We take both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ensuring folks in Madison, Brentwood, Huntsville, Clift Acres, Nolan Hills, Rolling Woods, Madison Highlands, Skyline Acres, Stone Ridge, Indian Hills, Murfreesboro, Lewisburg, Burgreen Gin, and more are taken care of, no matter what.

It’s not uncommon for us to get questions about the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. While both can be recycled in our facility, they do need to be separated, as they’ll be used to create different materials in the recycling process. 

Visit our scrap metal page for more info on our procedures regarding each.

What’s the Difference Between Ferrous Metal & Non-Ferrous Metal?

Ferrous Metal

  • Contains iron
  • Is usually magnetic
  • More commonly recycled
  • Known for its durability
  • More prone to rust/corrode
  • First originated around 1200 B.C.
  • Used widely in architecture
  • Typically heavier than non-ferrous metals

Examples of ferrous materials include stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron, and wrought iron.

Non-Ferrous Metal

  • Does not contain iron
  • Not magnetic
  • Harder to come by
  • Less likely to rust/corrode
  • Worth more money when recycled
  • Has been used for thousands of years
  • Typically lighter than ferrous metals
  • Can be recycled repeatedly

Examples of non-ferrous metals include copper, aluminum, lead, silver, gold, tin, and zinc.

    We’ve Got Your Scrap Needs Covered

    We’ve helped people throughout Chickasaw Estates, Rainbow, Oakland, Parker, Elko, Madison Point, Franklin, Ardmore, and more recycle their copper, steel, aluminum, and more, and we’d love to be there for you too.

    Whether you’re an individual looking to scrap or a business owner looking to utilize our services, count on us.

    Our Team Is Experienced & Knowledgeable

    Our crew has years of experience in this industry, and we have a long list of associations with reputable organizations like the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Alabama Recycling Coalition, the Tennessee Scrap Recycling Association, and more.

    Give us a call at 931-293-2360, text for a quote, or reach out through our site today.


    We regularly travel to all parts of our service area, including to Fayetteville, TN, where we will process your scrap metal for recycling courteously and efficiently.