Ferrous metals includes any metal that is “magnetic” due to the iron content. This would include steel and cast iron. Pure nickel is magnetic but is considered a non-ferrous metal. Stainless Steel has iron alloyed into it but is also considered a non-ferrous metal.Some items where you can find steel: Car parts, Washer, Dryer, Shelving, Cabinets and many other common items in the workplace and your home.As a commitment to our community we also provide a place for you to drop off your unwanted iron (ferrous) and steel items. Steel is the easiest to determine because of it’s strong magnetic properties. Often you’ll find older steel items to have a trace, or even possibly a significant amount of rust. This is because of it’s iron base element. Without treatment or a protective coat exposure to other natural elements such as oxygen and water will rust iron very quickly. Popular items that will be recycled with our iron (ferrous) and steel include appliances, screws, nails, tin sheds, rain gutter and water heaters. Steel is never 100% iron and will contain other alloys, most often just trace amounts that will define texture, strength and hardness, “steel” being the finished product.