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Lead disposal of Component leads?

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killer1994

#37205

Lead disposal of Component leads? | 18 October, 2005

Anyone Can tell me how they dispose of thier component leads that contain lead, from their Contact Systems, or amistar equipment. I don't think we can just throw them in the garbage

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DG

#37212

Lead disposal of Component leads? | 18 October, 2005

We just put them in with the dross from our wave machine. It all ends up @ a metal recycler anyway.

DG

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#37249

Lead disposal of Component leads? | 20 October, 2005

I used to collect mine in a 50 gal drum and take them to the scrap dealer. If he classifies it as brass or copper you can get a good return. Most leads are nickel and tin plated brass. Most dealers stick a magnet on it and tell you its not worth much. I explained that it was attracted to the magnet because of the nickel plating. He said nickel is not a metal that is attracted to magnets. Guess we did not take same chemistry courses! He said anything that is picked up by the magnet is mixed steel. Imagine that, steel leaded parts.

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