How to Recycle Tungsten

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How to Recycle Tungsten
Tungsten is a heavy metal that can be recycled or sold for scrap rates. (recycle image by Byron Moore from Fotolia.com)

Tungsten is a metal that is found in some everyday objects that you may not have considered. Tungsten can be found in light bulbs, golf clubs, jewellery and even car parts. Tungsten is a solid, heavy metal that can be recycled or turned in for scrap at local recycling centres. It can be melted down and used for other objects, which makes it the perfect candidate for recycling or turning in for the going scrap rates.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Gather together any jewellery or metal items that you believe contain tungsten. Some wedding bands and rings are made with tungsten.

  2. 2

    Contact a local jeweller if you are in possession of tungsten jewellery. You may be able to trade in or trade up for another piece of jewellery at your local jewellery store, and may actually be able to sell it for more than the scrap price at a local recycling location.

  3. 3

    Call your local recycling stations and scrap-metal buyers. They will be able to tell you the going rate of tungsten scrap and may be able to quote you over the phone as to the approximate value of your tungsten recyclables.

  4. 4

    Visit the scrap location and bring your tungsten scrap. They will be able to determine the worth and value of your tungsten scrap, and may be able to buy it from you. They will then, in turn, recycle the tungsten by melting it down to create a more pure form for reuse.

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