Machine Tool Recyclers: Oscar–nominated tungsten carbide recycling; next day payment

8096 118th Avenue North, Largo, FL 33773       630-964-5030

Email: mtri@machinetoolrecyclers.com

Machine Tool Recyclers, LLC is a BBB Accredited Scrap Metal Supplier in Largo, FL

Your tungsten carbide is worth money.

Keep it safe by following these simple guidelines.

1 How much carbide are you shipping?

If your shipment of tungsten carbide or high speed steel is less than 450 lbs we recommend you ship by US Priority Mail, in 50-60 lb increments, using the United States Post Office’s medium, 11 x 8.5 x 5.5, Flat Rate box.

The box can be picked up free of charge from your local post office: US Post Office Priority Mail Boxes. You need to use the medium box to get the $13.60 flat rate.

Although we do not reimburse you for it, we strongly recommend that you purchase the USPS insurance. The premium is only 1% of the value, e.g. $750 insurance for $7.50.
Any loss during shipment is your responsibility.

2Separate the high speed steel from the carbide

Scrap carbide and/or HSS for recycling needs to be separated from each other and be clean and free of foreign material and excessive oil/coolant.

Please refer to our metal spark test and HSS Specifications pages for more information on HSS.

3Pack it up - Please watch our 3 minute video. — — — — >

Place the scrap carbide or HSS in tripled, heavy-duty, freezer ziplock bags, wrapped in packing tape (yes, we absolutely mean 3 bags thick).

Think of these packets as bowling balls on steroids.

Stuff tightly crumpled newspaper under, between, around and on top of your ziplocked packets so they are absolutely as immobile as possible during shipment. Newspaper is cheap, scrap carbide is not.

heavy scrap carbide for recycling in usps flat rate box - properly packaged

We use DOUBLED, industrial strength, 8-mil bags to ship all over the country. Sissy sandwich bags and garbage bags do not work, No wooden boxes please, they break and do not give.

Tape the Top
heavy scrap carbide for recycling in usps flat rate box - properly packaged
TOTALLY IMMOBILIZE THE INSIDE PACKAGES

We use crumpled, and very tightly stuffed newspaper below and around and on top of the “inside” container. This provides a firm crash cushion if the package is dropped.

heavy scrap carbide for recycling in usps flat rate box - properly packaged
TAPE ALL CORNERS AND EDGES

Because it is padded to the max, the box has to be reinforced with packing tape along all the open edges and corners, which are shown in yellow below.

heavy scrap carbide for recycling in usps flat rate box - properly packaged
TAPE 360° AROUND ALL 3 DIMENSIONS

After reinforcing the corners and edges, the box should be taped 360º around all 3 dimensions (red gray & green)

Please use clear, industrial strength packaging tape

 

(We just used duck tape
because it takes a great picture :)