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Here are Some Things to Consider When You Recycle Metal

In most cities and towns, you can recycle metal in a “mixed” recycling container. This usually occurs on a weekly basis. For larger pieces of metal and higher volumes of scrap, you can deliver these to a scrap dealer and actually get paid.

Almost every type of metal is recyclable. On a small scale, metal can all be collected in a recycling bin. With bigger loads, specific types of metal must be first separated before delivering to a local scrap dealer.

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What is the Best Scrap Metal to Sell?

In understanding the best scrap metal to sell, it’s important to understand the various metals that are in common use today and easy to find. Clearly, some metals are more valuable than others, and depending on market prices can vary from month to month. For the serious collector, it’s key to identify which is the best scrap metal to sell – this will ensure the best return on investment.

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Make Money By Recycling Scrap Metal From Exercise Equipment

If you’re about to get rid of some old gym equipment – hold on and don’t rush. Your best bet may be to sell that used equipment to a scrap metal dealer. Whether you’re a gym owner or a fitness enthusiast, you can make some extra money by recycling scrap metal from exercise equipment.

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Consider the Global Benefits of Recycling Scrap Metal

In today’s environmentally sensitive world, recycling has become a buzzword across all industries. Scrap metal recycling has been booming in recent years as the business has created more benefits for consumers and businesses who want to recover and recycle scrap metal. Even recycling the smallest amount in a household environment has positive contributions across many categories.

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The Process Of Iron Recycling

Unlike other metal recycling, iron recycling incorporates only ferrous metals. Ferrous refers to any metal that contains iron. These metals are magnetic in nature, and contain a significant percentage of iron. With steel, iron is the main ingredient, and other metals are added during manufacturing. In North America, appliances, automobiles, and construction materials account for the major amount of recycled material. Huge amounts of structural steel and automobile metal are recycled every year in Toronto. Continue reading

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