Spent ammo recycling

Hi, Gang;
I recently went to the range and shot up some steel cased russian ammo that I had laying around. Being a ‘neatnick’, I policed my station, placed the spent shells in thier boxes and brought them home. Now, I have a minor problem. What do I do with them? They cannot be reloaded, and I do not have a clue how to recycle them. I think that throwing them in the trash is likely to fet certain city employees angry at me. So, I’m fishing for ideas. Any takers?
Any advice would be appreciated!

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LOL!!! I wonder what steel cases would sound like?

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I would go to your neighborhood resale store and ask one of the booth owners, specifically the ones that make jewelry and unusual items and donate your brass.


Another way is to wait until you shoot at the range next time bring the brass with you and dump it in the barrel.

If they have a problem with you being ecologically principled go to a different range. I have confidence in you.

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If the range picks up the spent casings I would take them back thee for disposal. They should know what to do with them.

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If you, or someone else handles scrap metal for recycling, there you go. A few ounces here, a few ounces there adds up faster than you think. At the recycling yard, scrap is scrap.

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I reload most of my own ammo. So I pick up my own brass to reload. but when I do get steel shell cased ammo I pick it up and put in the bucket that my gun club has for steel shell cases. and they also have ones for brass as well. And they do recycle it to make money for the club. And I do save all brass that I get when reloaded to many times. I put them in a gal milk jug and when full I take to my gun club for them to recycle it. Now if I would start getting a lot of it I’d look for a scrap place near me and go and sale in for money. But I don’t ever have that much to do it. So I collect and take to donate to my gun club when I have enough to do so.

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