Tag Archives: scrap metal recycling

Worldwide Demand For Recycled Metals On The Rise In 2017

Worldwide, industry statistics show that stockpiles of metal ores are reducing in volume. As such, the metal recycling market is being challenged with greater demand. And to replenish shrinking stockpiles of metal, the market is relying more and more on the recovery of scrap metals from end-of-life products. Reusing recycled metals as raw material for new products is fast becoming the norm. It’s a win-win scenario – raw resources are being conserved; energy is being saved; and overall pollution levels are being reduced. Continue reading

The Ups And Downs Of Scrap Steel

Like all market driven metals, scrap steel prices also have ups and downs, based on the supply and demand dynamics of the day, and of course, worldwide influences. At some times, the overall cost of collecting, processing and distributing scrap steel is greater than its value – it’s simply not worthwhile. At the same time, market forces work in the complete other direction, and make the value of scrap steel worth the investment. The thing is, ferrous metal recovery, processing, and recycling is capital-intensive and it affects the entire supply chain from end to end. Continue reading

The Difference Between Ferrous And Non-Ferrous Scrap Metals

This is one of the most frequent questions in the scrap metal industry, particularly for those who are serious collectors. And understanding the differences can have a considerable bearing on the buying and selling of scrap material. In simple terms, ferrous metals DO contain iron, and non-ferrous metals DO NOT. But it’s not easy to discern when simply inspecting a piece of metal. Continue reading

Four of the Most Popular Scrap Metals That Can Be Recycled

Most scrap metals are easy, practical, and profitable to recycle. And whether the scrap is collected domestically, or by scrap metal businesses, most of the scrap finds its way to a processing facility. The thing is, metal holds its value far better than the other recycled materials, like paper or glass. More than that, most metals can be recycled over and over again, without losing their integrity.  It’s therefore crucial that discarded metal be recycled wherever and whenever possible. It makes excellent economic sense, while having a positive effect on the environment. Effective recycling also diverts unnecessary waste from landfill sites, and forestalls the need to mine virgin ores. Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Company for Metal Recycling

Probably the biggest mistake when customers are choosing a scrap metal dealer is to focus only on the best price. And while this is certainly an important factor when it comes to making a living, there are other factors that should be given equal consideration. After all, choosing a scrap metal dealer is all about a business relationship, and hopefully a relationship that will grow in future. Continue reading

How to Teach Children About Metal Recycling

Simply from an eco-conscious perspective, metal recycling has implications for the whole family. And if it’s to be a family effort, it will naturally include the kids. Whatever the motivation behind recycling, parents should definitely pass on the commitment to their kids. Educating kids about metal recycling is just good education – there’s the idea of reducing garbage; there’s a personal sense of protecting the environment; and there’s a long-term vision for keeping the water and air clean. Overall, it’s a sense of responsibility that will set the stage for the next generation. Continue reading

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

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

Scrap Metal Recycling and the Canadian Economy

Scrap metal recycling can be a lucrative and exciting hobby for many Canadians. Collecting scrap metal for sale is a little like playing the stock market because of the variable prices at play. The top collectors will pay attention to current market prices, forecasts, and analyst reports to get the best price for their scrap metal. Scrap metal recycling in Canada recently got a huge boost with the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a monumental trade agreement that has placed Canada in a unique position as the only G7 country that has essentially tariff free trade access to the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific (this includes Australia). What does a new trade agreement mean for Canadians who are interested in pursuing scrap metal recycling? Continue reading

Scrap Metal in Brampton

For the most part, the ABC’s of scrap metal are available and accessible on the Internet.  So whether it’s about buying, selling, collecting or distributing, it’s quite simple to get a grasp of the “ins and outs” of scrap metal. What’s most important is to know which scrap metal is valuable and what is currently in demand. When it comes to scrap metal in Brampton, it’s also important to know where to take the scrap and how to get it there – especially given the weight and volume of heavy metals. Continue reading