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Scrap metal is a valuable asset for junk collectors. In fact, it can fetch a hefty price at most recycling centers. Scrap metal recycling is an environmentally friendly recycling technique. Automotive repair, home renovation, and new construction always end with junk. Old drywall, studs, furniture, faucets, bathroom lavatories, light fixtures, grills, outdoor furniture & toys, and automotive stock parts are just a few examples.
Most municipal waste collection centers and waste transfer facilities do not accept scrap metal. Most residential and commercial garbage collection services will not accept scrap metal. The only option left is to reach out to our junk removal experts. We specialize in scrap metal pick up and recycling services.
Scrap Metal Collection
Our scrap metal removal team utilizes Personal Protection Equipment “PPE” to avoid exposure to dangerous chemicals. Old automotive parts, heating & air conditioning components, natural gas pipes, pieces of farm equipment, drop edge, electrical wiring, and industrial components may be contaminated with environmentally unfriendly substances.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Most scrap metal is approved for recycling. Upon arrival at the client’s home or business, we access the scrap metal to determine if it qualifies for recycling. Each piece of scrap metal is carefully inspected. We utilize two piles for the scrap metal. A pile for recyclables and another for non-recyclables.
All recyclable scrap metal is transported to an approved recycling center, where it will be disposed of according to the Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” guidelines.
Aluminum Scrap Metal Recycling
Scrap metal made of aluminum – pop cans, bicycle frames, brads & nails, sinks, faucets, window frames, electronics, pots & pans, vehicle & car rims, ladders, and mailboxes – is more common than steel, copper, and brass. Aluminum scrap metal is accepted at most recycling centers.
Brass Scrap Metal Recycling
Examples of brass scrap metal include plumbing components (shutoff values, gas fixtures, and couplings), radiators, pipes, kitchen & bathroom fixtures, screws & brads, firearm cartridge casings, musical instruments, home décor, railings, marine hardware, door handles, and kitchen cabinet handles.
Brass scrap metal is mostly recyclable, as it can be melted down and restored.
Cast Iron Scrap Metal Recycling
Cast iron is a heavy metal utilized to make a variety of cookware, kitchen sinks, wood stoves, pipes, automotive components, electrical fittings, hand tools, barbecue grill parts, and tractor brake drums. While cast iron scrap is less common than aluminum and tin, it still has a recycling value. Unfortunately, cast iron is a heavy metal. A pile of cast iron scrap will require significant manpower and equipment to pick up, transport, and drop off at a recycling center.
Copper Scrap Metal Recycling
Copper is a more expensive type of metal. Not as expensive as gold, copper prices continue to soar. Copper pipes, electrical wiring, pots & pans, automotive radiators, jewelry, natural gas fittings, and tools. Copper scrap will fetch a heft penny at most recycling centers.
Steel Scrap Metal Recycling
Steel pipes, automotive parts, bridges, hand tools, cutlery (knives), surgical equipment, appliances, screws, brads, soup cans, shopping carts, and oxygen tanks have a long service life. However, there comes a day when these metal components need to be replaced.
Lead Scrap Metal Recycling
Lead is a type of metal approved for recycling. The metal is utilized in disposal battery, automotive, weights, plumbing pipe, and ammunition manufacturing. We will pick up the lead scrap at your property and dispose of it according to the EPA guidelines
Zinc Scrap Metal Recycling
Zinc is oftentimes combined with other metals to produce a broad range of products. Its weather-resistant capabilities make it ideal for topcoats.
Nickel Scrap Metal Recycling
Legal Scrap Metal Disposal
Nearly all items produced from metal are approved for recycling. Scrap metal can be continuously recycled as long as it exists. Recycled scrap metal is utilized to produce automobiles, mobile phones, outdoor lawn furniture & kid’s toys, plumbing pipes, kitchen & bathroom fixtures, appliances, buildings, and other important items.
Most municipal recycling centers accept scrap metal. The payback is extra spending cash. Scrap metal recycling has become extremely popular around the globe because it protects the environment by minimizing waste in landfills.
There is no scrap metal pile too large or too small for our junk removal team to handle. Schedule your free scrap metal recycling consultation today. So, we can start helping you improve curb appeal around your home and help combat greenhouse emissions.
Unapproved Recycling Scrap Metals
- Lead-based paints
- Propane tanks
- Mercury utilized in the production of fluorescent light bulbs
- Paint canisters and cans
The aforementioned metals are not approved for recycling because they pose a health risk to humans, animals, and the environment.
Benefits Of Scrap Metal Recycling
Recycling EPA-approved scrap metals is a great way to minimize the waste that ends up in landfills. Most metals are not biodegradable, meaning they do not break down over time. Recycling helps reduce the amount of scrap metal sitting stagnant on farmland, construction sites, and other properties.
Recycling also helps reduce illegal scrap metal disposal. Tossing scrap metal on vacant land is illegal across the country. The option to recycle scrap metal gives humans a legal disposal option.
Metal scrap, such as aluminum siding, steel beams, and cast-iron pots, left sitting around your property generates greenhouse emissions. The volume of greenhouse gases produced by scrap metal is slightly higher than recycling scrap metal. Taking the initiative to recycle your scrap metal will help protect the environment from further damage caused by greenhouse emissions.
Scrap Metal Recycling Laws
It is crucial to know your local scrap metal recycling regulations. Knowing which metal-based items cannot legally be recycled and those approved for recycling is valuable information for all humans. If you routinely repair your automobile, update your home, or delve into DIY jewelry-making, you should and heed EPA-recycling regulations.