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Lead Scrap ISRI Code : Ropes

Lead Wheel Weights

Lead Wheel Weights are mainly used in automobiles as correction weight in order to ensure balancing of wheels. It may consist of lead tire balances with or without iron clips. In general, it must not include scrap lead, lugs or plates. Also, it must be free of any foreign material.
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What Is Lead Wheel Weights?

Lead Wheel Weights are mainly used in automobiles as correction weight in order to ensure balancing of wheels. It may consist of lead tire balances with or without iron clips. In general, it must not include scrap lead, lugs or plates. Also, it must be free of any foreign material.

ISRI Specification

As per the latest Scrap Specifications Circular 2017 released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Lead Wheel Weights is covered by the ISRI Code ‘Ropes’.

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Lead Wheel Weights Price

Lead Wheel Weights are one of the least valuable forms of Lead scrap. However, scrapping them at yards is always a better option that careless disposal of the same.

The use of Lead Wheel Weights is banned by some states in the US, on account of EPA’s call for voluntary shift away from lead. Currently, majority of the markets have switched away from lead into alternative materials. Most wheel weights are now made of non-lead materials including steel and zinc. Wheel Weights made entirely of Lead poses health threats to humans and environment. Low toxicity and lesser environmental impacts have made steel an ideal replacement for Lead Wheel Weights. As a result, the quantity of used Lead Wheel Weights reaching scrap yards has reduced largely.

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Where can we sell Lead Wheel Weights?

Local scrap haulers may be willing to buy used wheel weights, but the risk lies in the fact that they may not be traceable at a later date. Hence, it is advised to sell your wheel weight scrap to recognized scrap yards. Such yards may accept mixed wheel weights consisting of steel, lead, zinc wheel weights and separate them into respective categories. Separating the scrap into various categories will maximize your profits.

The following are some of the scrap yards in the US that accept Lead Wheel Weights.

  1. ABC Salvage & Scrap Metal, Little Rock, Arkansas
  2. Cohen, Hamilton, Ohio
  3. Gershow Recycling, Brooklyn, New York
  4. Dem-Con Metal Recycling, Shakopee, Minnesota

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Are you having large quantities of Lead Wheel Weights?

Automobile shops and wheel alignment and service centers are the most common places that generate bulk volumes of Lead Wheel Weights. It is still one of the most common sources of Lead. Such centers often have permanent tie-up with reputed scrap yards, which provide free pickup services for bulk quantities of scrap.

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