scrap iron

noun
old iron to be remelted or reworked.

Origin:
1815–25

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Example sentences
All they found, however, was a large piece of scrap iron that had been used in
  constructing the fireplace.
It is also known for its precast building parts and ornaments, such as
  storefronts and lampposts, made from recycled scrap iron.
Sanitation workers do not pick up concrete, building materials, rocks or scrap
  iron.
The foundry produces cast iron products from recycled scrap iron.
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