Metal Recycling

Metal recycling plays an important part in protecting our environment.  When you recycle metals you:

  • Protects landfills because metals slow down the process for other materials to break down.
  • Lowers the demand for mining, which helps protect the land from harsh environmental impacts.
  • Provide metals for things we use everyday.

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Most Metals Are Recyclable

Most metals can be recycled. Exceptions include any radioactive metals, like Plutonium and Uranium or those that contain Mercury.  Very few household items contain those metals!  Metals such as aluminum, copper, steel, brass, cast iron, and tin are all salvageable. 

How Does Metal Get Recycled?

Typically, scrap yards will:

  1. Sort: After the metal is inspected for radiation it will be sorted by material.  Next, it is cut into manageable pieces by hydraulic machinery.  Afterward, it is cut and crushed into even smaller pieces. Finally, a magnet separates the metal into ferrous and non-ferrous categories.
  2. Melting:  Each metal type is melted at the specific temperature required.
  3. Purification:  While the metal is in its liquid state, powerful magnets and electrolysis take out any impurities.
  4. Cooling: Finally, the metal is taken to cooling chambers to solidify for transport to the appropriate facility. 

Everyday Metals

Everyday we use or see something that is made from recycled metals.  Recycled metals can be found in the following items:

  • Vehicles
  • Airplanes
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing fixtures and fittings
  • Roofing materials
  • Ductwork
  • Canned goods

Are You Ready For a Roll-off Container to Help With Your Recycling Needs

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