Mann Metals

(248) 960-1200
1011 Decker Rd
Walled Lake, MI


Landscapers Cut Costs by Selling Scrap to Mann Metals

Landscaping isn’t the first business you think of when you consider who has scrap metal that could be sold and recycled. But as many of these professionals can tell you, you’d be surprised at what they remove from an average job!

Insulated copper wire, the excess coiled underground, has to be removed when digging. Old cast iron or chain link fencing being replaced must go. Cast iron pipes, steel well covers, and all kinds of scrap can be found even on residential jobs. Commercial jobs can involve pulling appliances off of lots where they’ve been dumped, and who knows what you’ll find moving earth on a commercial site. Often, your contract with your customer states that you are responsible for removing the plant and earth debris, and the scrap metals. Much of that metal is recyclable, and Mann Metals will buy it from you.

Don’t pay your own hauling bill to throw money away or leave it in a customer’s dumpster or roll-off! Larger amounts of old fencing, pipes and insulated wiring can be picked up by us in one of our containers. Collect even the smaller scraps in a bin in your truck or van, and then bring it on down to Mann Metals to sell. This economy means no one wants to waste a possible revenue source. Sell your scrap to Mann Metals weekly, monthly or quarterly. Every dollar counts!

For small amounts of scrap metal, loading the scrap into a pick-up and bringing it to Mann Metals is easy, and the dollars recovered for “trash” add up. For large amounts of scrap metals, contact us about providing containers and pick-up service. If our blog articles have been useful to you, please let us know when you bring in your scrap metal. Thanks!

Recycle Electric Motors at Mann Metals

When you think of recycling gadgets, most of us think of eWaste, such as computers, laptops, and printers. But Mann Metals also buys electric motors. There is copper, brass, and other metals inside these motors that can be recycled.

Electric motors have been around since the mid-1800’s and most of them, regardless of how broken, have metals that can be recovered. Your home or business may have more of them than you think!

  • Fans of all sizes
  • Small electric tools such as drills, presses, lathes, and saws
  • Drive motors for belts and rollers
  • Electric carts and scooters
  • Starter motors for autos
  • Motors in sewing machines, printing presses, and cutters
  • Drive motors for electric appliances such as dryers

In many cases, we’re interested in just the motor, not the whole machine…why chuck it into the dumpster if you can salvage a part to sell? Remove the motor, set it aside until you’ve collected a few, then bring them down to Mann Metals and sell them for cash.

Do you own a repair business? Or sell new electric tools, equipment, or appliances? Chances are, you have a collection already! We’d love to buy them from you. If you have a large volume, contact us about pick up, or if you have any questions about the motors we buy.

Mention our blog the next time you visit Mann Metals. Let us know what you think!

Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals

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Often, scrap metal buyers or scrap yards will say they purchase and recycle both ferrous and nonferrous metals. What does that mean?

Ferrous metal is a metal containing iron. Ferrous metal can be sorted with magnets, and is easier to recycle. Mann Metals accepts many types of ferrous metals for recycling. Here are a few:

  • Steel: a mixture of iron and carbon, often with other trace metals
  • Stainless Steel: includes more chromium for rust resistance and shiny appearance
  • Carbide: an extremely hard steel that includes tungsten
  • High Speed Steel: a heat treated steel with carbon, manganese, molybdenum, and tungsten
  • Cast Plate Iron: Has a lower percentage of carbon, and is easier to pour and cast.

Nonferrous metal contains no iron, or only trace amounts of iron. Mann Metals accepts a wide variety of nonferrous metals, including but not limited to:

  • Aluminum: everything from window frames, auto wheels, and cans, to cast barbeque grills
  • Copper: insulated and uninsulated wire, auto radiators, plumbing scrap, and decorative items
  • Brass: an alloy of copper and zinc, varying the ratio produces different colors/attributes
  • Nickel Alloys: such as Hastelloy X, with nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and traces of iron

Mann Metals also accepts some mixed-metal items, such as e-waste, catalytic converters, auto radiators, and others. Contact us and we’ll be happy to tell you what we accept, and how much we pay.


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Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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