Zinc is a non ferrous metal and can be found in gutters engines and carburettors. Zinc is cheap and easy to use in soldering but has to have some consistency from other metals cause on its own in certain temperatures zinc evaporates, but with mix of other metals when melted it has a liquid form.
Many toys in the olden days were made from zinc. Please don’t throw them away. No mess no fuss just a call, we will take care of your scrap!