Avoid The Landfills

>> Sunday, May 16, 2010

Anything we do not recycle - glass, paper, metals, household waste - goes into a landfill. A landfill is a giant hole in the ground into which trash is dumped. Whether the material put into landfills is deemed biodegradable or not, it does not break down in a landfill.

Why? Landfills put in large amounts of waste and then put a small amount of earth over the waste and compact it by running large equipment over the area. Without oxygen and earth, the microorganisms that we count on to breakdown the waste do not exist. When landfills have been excavated newspapers were found that were 50 years old and they were still readable. Photodegradable products mean they must be exposed to sunlight, once put into a landfill will never breakdown because they are never exposed to sunlight.

Metals obviously are not going to be broken down in a landfill and therefore need to be recycled and can earn you money. Contact us at Carbide Recycling Co. (248-926-5570) to see how we can help you save the earth and earn a little something in return.


Benefits of Recycling Metal

>> Sunday, May 9, 2010

There are many benefits of recycling metal.

The earth has a limited amount of ore to be mined in the creation of metal products. It is more energy intensive to extract these ores from the earth to be used in the creation of products we use. Ores mined from the earth are raw and mixed with other products that are not beneficial. The costs of removing the impurities is also costly both in time and labor as well in the expenditure of other natural resources to create a finished product.

Recycling metals that already have been refined is beneficial as it uses less of our other natural resources in production and creates less opportunities for pollution of the air through dust and gases and water usage and pollution. In addition, reusing these metals stops them from being discarded into landfills.


Recycling Steel

>> Thursday, May 6, 2010

We all have heard about recycling. We typically divide our metal, glass and paper and take the containers to the curbside once a week. Recycling is basically making the old into new again.

Aluminum and steel are the most recycled metals in the United States. Aluminum can be reprocessed indefinitely without changing its chemical make-up. When making steel from iron ore large quantities of coal, water, energy and resulting air emissions are created. By reusing the steel you can reduce the environmentally toxic emissions and it is easier to create steel from recycled materials because the impurities are already removed.

The amount of energy saved by recycling steel is 62-84%, copper 87%, Zinc 63% and Lead 60% per the statistics from the British Metals Recycling Association. This makes recycling of these products economically feasible because is costs much less to use the recycled materials than it costs to produce the same metal of mined ores.


Social Networking Launch

>> Sunday, March 28, 2010

In an effort to build community, form new relationships and expand on current relationships with friends, suppliers and clients, Carbide Recycling Company is pleased to announce our launch into the Social Networking sphere.

And stay tuned for more updates as we expand our social media footprint.

We look forward to getting to know you all better. Thanks for being part of our community!


About The Metals

  1. Tungsten Carbide - Used for scratch and wear resistant jewelry, oil field exploration, bullets, safes, heat and wear resistant applications, hard facing applications, machining, tooling, metal cutting, shaping & forming. Common Types: Drills, Wear Parts, End Mills, Taps, Punches, Dies, Indexable Inserts, Circuit Board Drills, Saw Tips, Balls, Burrs, Mining Bits
  2. High Speed Steel - Tooling used for machining, cutting, shaping and forming metals, wood & plastic. Forms of HSS include drills, end mills, cutters and various types of tooling.
    • Common grades: M1, M2, M35, M42, Rex 76, M48, T1, T15
    • Molybdenum (Mo), aka Molly - used for high temp applications.
    • Common forms: Powder, bars, tubes, coils, cast, single crystals.
    • Titanium (Ti): Aircraft and Aerospace, Medical, Plating, Machining and Engine parts. Used for changing temperatures and absorbing and displacing heat, corrosion.(See http://www.engineershandbook.com/Tables/titaniumgrades.htm for grades).
    • Tool Steel (Low Grade High Speed Steel ) - Low tungsten, chrome and molly. Tooling used for machining, cutting, shaping and forming metals, wood & plastic. Forms of HSS include drills, end mills, cutters and various types of tooling.
    • Common grades: H10, H11, H12, H13, D2, D4
  3. Nickel - Pure nickel can be used to make various nickel based alloys and used for plating
    • Common grades: Inconel, a.k.a Inco, 718, 600, 601, 625 (Registered trademark of Special Metals Corp.)
    • Used for applications such as building machinery, tooling, ships, military vehicles, good for salt water because of not corroding or eroding in harsh environments.
    • Nickel Chrome Ingots - Refinery ends and scrap lots
    • Nickel - CU Monels - used for saltwater applications and for its corrosion resistance. Valves, pumps, propellers, shafts and marine hardware.
    • Common Grades: Monel-R, K-Monel, Monel-C, Monel- D, Monel-400, Monel-D, Monel-G, etc.
    • Waspalloy - Ni-Cr-Co Alloy - Jet turbines, high temp hardware, good for heat resistance, high strength, high stress level.
    • Hastalloy - Nickel Chrome alloy - used for acid and sulfur resistance and high temp stability.
    • Used in plate valves, billets, bars, wire, electrodes and pipe and tubing. Common Hastalloys grades are B, C, C276.
  4. Cobalt & Cobalt Based Alloys - Uses: Medical, Machining, Aircraft parts, Ships & Freighters. Used for strength and durability.
    • Common Grades: Stellite HS 25, HS 31, HS 6, HS 12, HS 21 - Machining and high temp. applications Star-J & Tantung - Blades, Machining and tooling F75 - Body part replacement, Hi Temp applications.
  5. Tungsten & Tungsten Alloys - Used for strength and durability and heat resistant properties. Tungsten filaments are used in light bulbs.
    • Grades: Densilloy, Heavimet, Mallory
    • Common uses: tooling, machining, cutting blades, end mills, drills, dies and ammo.Tungsten pigtails w/aluminum - Used in electronics



>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Please contact us for our current prices on Tungsten Carbide, High Speed Steel, Nickel, Tungsten, Cobalt and Titanium Alloy Scrap.

Carbide Recycling Company

1917 Best Dr.
Walled Lake, MI 48390
(248) 926-5570
(800) 526-3505
Fax: (248) 926-5578
Richard Waldorf, President ~ Sara Bernstein, Operations Manager ~
Sandy Foss, Purchasing Manager ~ April Deslippe, Purchasing


Accreditations & Listings

Carbide Recycling Company is proud of our accreditations and listings.

We are a Better Business Bureau accredited business. We have been accredited for over 10 years.

We are Dun & Bradstreet listed.


About Carbide Recycling

Carbide Recycling Company (CRC) specializes in the recycling of Tungsten Carbide hard scrap and grinding sludge. We purchase scrap carbide inserts, end mills, drills, tooling, PCB drills (with and without the Teflon rings), wear parts, dies, saw tips, blanks, rounds, etc. In addition to carbide, we also purchase High Speed Steel scrap, Nickel, Tungsten and Cobalt alloys.

Carbide Recycling Company has been in business over 25 years in the Detroit, Michigan area. We are Dun & Bradstreet listed and are a member of the Better Business Bureau. Contact us now at (800) 526-3505, (248) 926-5570, or email us at info@carbiderecycling.com.


Scrap Metal Purchasing

Carbide Recycling Company purchases scrap metals from every state in the USA and Canada. Depending on your location and material quantity, we can pickup your scrap at no additional charge or provide you with Freight Collect shipping instructions. In addition to the USA and Canada, we purchase scrap material worldwide and have knowledge and experience with import and export requirements.


Tungsten Carbide Purchases

We purchase the following types of Tungsten Carbide items on a daily basis:

  • Balls
  • Bars
  • Blades
  • Blanks
  • Boring tools
  • Bullets
  • Burrs
  • Buttons
  • Canning dies
  • Circuit board drills
  • Circular tools
  • Cobalt binder scrap
  • Compacts
  • Cut offs
  • Cutting tips
  • Cutting tools
  • Dies
  • Dovetail tools
  • Draw dies
  • Drilling tools
  • Dust
  • End mills
  • Flat stock
  • Floor sweeps
  • Form cutters
  • Grinding heads
  • Grinding sludge
  • Grinding tools
  • Gundrills
  • Honing tools
  • Indexable inserts
  • Jet nozzles
  • Knives
  • Machine tools
  • Micro drills
  • Micro grain
  • Micro tools
  • Milling cutters
  • Mining bits
  • Morgan rolls
  • Mud
  • Nickel binder scrap
  • PCB & CBD drills
  • Plates
  • Powders
  • Projectiles
  • Punches
  • Reamers
  • Rods
  • Roofers
  • Roughers
  • Rounds
  • Router bits
  • Saw tips
  • Saws
  • Shanks
  • Shim seats
  • Slurry
  • Soft scrap
  • Special cutting tools
  • Step drills
  • Step reamers
  • Studs
  • Swarf
  • Taps
  • Thread mills
  • Threading and grooving tools
  • Tubing
  • WC
  • WCCO
  • wear parts


Metals We Recycle

Carbide Recycling Company purchases multiple types of tungsten carbide scrap including inserts (milling, forming and cutting), end mills, cutoffs, round stock, dies, router bits, punches, drills, reamers, wear parts and much more. Additionally, Carbide Recycling Co. will sort your scrap carbide from other materials at no charge and advise of all sorted weights.


Our Services

Carbide Recycling Company offers many services to aid you in the removal of your scrap Tungsten Carbide, High Speed Steel and other scrap metals.

  • We accept customer delivered shipments.
  • We will sort your carbide scrap, high speed steel or alloys at no charge.
  • Depending on quantity and your geographical location, we can pickup scrap material at no additional charge.
  • We accept Freight Collect shipments per our specific instructions.
  • We have experience with USA import and export requirements and would be more than happy to assist you with completing all required documents as well as finding the lowest shipping rates.
  • We have been in business for over 25 years and will be happy to provide you with trade and bank references upon request.


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