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The History of Metal Recycling

Global warming and environmental issues no longer seem like distant problems. They are now real, and undeniably affecting the world we live in today. Nowadays, recycling is recognized as one of the key ways to salvage our beloved planet before it is too late. The good news is that because of the ever-innovating  technology becoming available, the notion of sorting, reprocessing, and reusing our waste is becoming more convenient and profitable than it ever has before. Nonetheless, recycling, especially metal recycling, used to be unheard of, let alone practiced due to the lack of electricity, technology, and proper techniques. It is worth investigating the history of metal recycling to measure how far our recycling techniques have progressed. Continue reading

Recycling Electronic Devices

As we all try to put our best foot forward to become “greener” cities, “greener” countries, and a “greener” global community, we’re constantly learning new ways to help protect and restore our planet. From reducing our use of water with innovative technologies, reusing water bottles, to recycling electronic devices, there are many things that we can do as a society that will benefit our planet today and tomorrow. In addition to helping the environment, there are other incentives to recycle, especially for recyclable metals. Electronic devices are mostly made of metal, such as copper, zinc, platinum and more. But did you know that you can recycle electronic devices for a cash value?

For example, even though cell phones can fit in the palm of your hand, they contain some of the highest concentrates of copper or zinc, giving you the opportunity to recycle your cell phones with a company like ours, for a cash value. Other devices, like computers, televisions, microwaves and household appliances can have the potential to be of great value to you, even after you are finished with them. You can continue to get value from your electronic devices even if you thought they were broken, useless, or out of date. Continue reading

Which Metal Items Cannot be Recycled

We all know about common things we should recycle – paper, plastics, compost… we know. Although it’s important to know what we should be recycling, it’s also important to know the items that cannot be recycled. We always want to make our service as convenient as possible, which is why we want to ensure that the metals you bring to us are able to be recycled. Continue reading

Common Mistakes You Can Make When Scrapping Metal

Now that the spring season has started, we’ve likely done some spring cleaning around the home, and even at work. You may have donated old clothing, canned foods, or small things around the home you have no need for anymore. But have you ever thought of getting rid of other items, such as metals, wires or even electronics for money? At Tal Metal, we are committed to “going green”, and provide our recyclers with competitive rates for their recycled metals. It’s part of our job to help the environment, by making it even more convenient for people to recycle and take part in sustainability endeavors. Here are our top three tips to make sure you don’t make any common mistakes when recycling scrap metal. Continue reading

The Process of Recycling Aluminum

Demand for aluminum products is ever growing. It’s primarily because aluminum products are so versatile. And while aluminum remains one of the most widely used metals, traditional aluminum cans remain the most recycled item worldwide. Aluminum is used in practically every aspect of transportation; in food and product packaging; in power transmission wires; and in every facet of construction. But what really matters with aluminum is the excellent potential for recycling, the high waste and scrap value, and its low energy requirement during the recycling process. Continue reading

What Can Be Recycled? Common Items That Can Make You Money

Think of all the items you have in your home that you don’t use anymore. Toasters, refrigerators, batteries, various electronics and more. We bet you didn’t know you could recycle those items and potentially make some money off of them! We often throw out overused or even unused items without thinking first, we can recycle these, and second, we can make money from recycling these. At Tal Metal Inc., we know the difference between items that you can just recycle to items that you can recycle for money. Here are some of the most common household items that you can recycle for money at Tal Metal’s. Continue reading

Finding a Scrap Metal Dealer in Toronto

Tal Metal removes and recycles virtually every type of scrap metal in Toronto. Our expert teams remove ferrous/non-ferrous metals for residential, commercial and industrial customers. All materials are handled responsibly, and according to bi-laws. And our “green” approach benefits everyone – our company, our customers, and the environment. Continue reading

Why Should You Recycle Non Ferrous Metals?

To begin with, let’s define non ferrous metals. Non ferrous metals are any metals that do not contain iron, such as: copper, aluminum, lead, zinc and more. The great thing about these metals is that they are all recyclable. The non ferrous metals that can be recycled can also be repurposed. There are many benefits to recycling non ferrous metals, and this article will outline the top reasons as to why you should recycle non ferrous metals. Continue reading

Copper Recycling Tips

The act of recycling is becoming a popular phenomenon. Although we all know that we should be recycling our used metals, we don’t necessarily know how to do it for items that don’t go in our blue bins. Slowly, but surely, that information is becoming more widely known. This post will fill you in on the benefits of copper recycling, what can be recycled, and where you can recycle your copper products. Continue reading

Think of the Future, Think of Brass Recycling

Living in a world where climate change and environmental issues are some of the most prominent issues we face today, it’s common knowledge that we have to take actions to keep mother nature safe. Many are working to do so, and the media has largely focused on depicting plastic, glass, and cans as recyclable materials, due to their common role in our life. Nonetheless, there is another equally abundant material that is sustained entirely through recycling: brass. This article will explore the brass recycling procedure, a vital process in the recycling industry that is not widely covered by the media. Continue reading