Scrap metal from construction, repairs, and other projects containing metal shouldn’t be thrown away with the trash. Metal is a valuable resource that can be recycled and turned into something new.
Junk360 wants your scraps! Let us help you properly dispose of metal waste.
What Metals Can Be Recycled?
Almost all metals can be recycled. In fact, most metals can be recycled over and over again without altering their properties. A single metal item could be turned into several items throughout the course of its lifetime. Metals such as iron, brass, aluminum, copper, and steel are the most common metals that are recycled and turned into new products.
New products that can be created from recycled scrap metal include:
- Building materials
- Airplane equipment
Additionally, lighter scrap metals can also be recycled into canned goods, beverage containers, furnishings, fixtures, and even lighting. As an eco-friendly organization, Junk360 will make sure your scrap metal gets sent to the proper recycling facility - not to a landfill.
Here are just a few of the metals we take:
- Cast Iron
If you have scrap metal you want to get rid of, you can rest assured that Junk360 will handle your metal disposal responsibly and properly.
Why Recycle Scrap Metal
Recycling scrap metals is not only good for the environment, but it also has a huge benefit to the economy. This is because:
- The mining and harvesting of new metals is quite costly. Using recycled metals helps keep costs down.
- Metal recycling is an industry! Recycling facilities generate jobs and sell recycled metals to manufacturers.
- It’s more expensive to mine and produce new metals than it is to recycle them.
The environmental impact of recycling scrap metal is also important. Mining causes damage to the environment, and it’s also becoming harder to access places with rich sources of metals. That means the methods of mining are becoming more invasive, and a greater amount of energy is required to obtain new sources of metal.
Recycling is a much more efficient way to produce metals needed for manufacturing. This is because recycling:
- Uses less energy than sourcing new materials
- Preserves natural resources
- Helps to reduce garbage sent to landfills
- Slows down the consumption of natural resources