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Tips for boosting your refining returns

Compiled by Tina Wojtkielo Snyder

You’ve done your homework and found a reputable refiner whom you trust to process your scrap. You have solid housekeeping practices in place to collect and segregate that scrap—from proper dust collection at the polishing bench to floor mats that trap shavings on the bottom of your employees’ shoes. Overall, you feel confident that you are making a good effort to maximize metal recovery.

But there’s always more you can do to improve your refining returns. The following are four tips from refiners that could give your return a boost.