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6 Reasons To Recycle Your Copper

Posted on 06 August 2020

Even with today’s scrap metal recycling programs, there is plenty of metal waste still going to landfill sites. And while residential scrap metal does contribute to waste volumes, it’s business waste that needs to be ramped up with more robust recycling efforts.

Copper is a great example of a waste metal that can be very effectively redirected from landfills. It’s a metal that has great potential for recycling and remanufacturing, without a need to mine virgin ore. The benefits of recycling copper are profound and long-lasting.

The thing is, whether, in a residential home or a commercial business, scrap copper is practically everywhere. Copper is found in wiring, plumbing, appliances, and electronics. With high-quality scrap, copper can be effectively recycled and can even be profitable.

Scrap Metal Recycling in Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA

When it comes to scrap metal recycling, copper is considered valuable. Whether it’s around the home or in a business setting, it should not be directed to landfill but rather should be recycled.

Environmental Benefits

When copper is recycled, far less energy is being used when compared to mining virgin ore. As well, there is less carbon dioxide being emitted and therefore fewer greenhouse gasses generated.

Less Waste To Landfill

Overall, scrap metal recycling in Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA substantially reduces landfill demands. With copper waste, the metal is remanufactured instead of piling up as landfill waste.

Resource Sustainability 

Copper is unique because it’s a metal that can be recycled and remanufactured many times over. Copper doesn’t lose its integrity, regardless of how many times it’s processed and re-processed.

The Economic Benefits

Scrap metal recycling creates thousands of jobs in Canada – from collecting scrap to processing the scrap, to remanufacturing into new products. Long term, businesses realize the dollar returns.

Cash for Waste Copper

For residential homeowners, scrap copper can generate easy cash. For businesses engaged in building and construction, a high volume of quality scrap copper can generate considerable cash.

Save Natural Resources

Like other natural resources, virgin copper ore is limited. In fact, when more and more is mined, there’s less and less available. Recycling copper is about preserving this limited natural resource.

For All Your Scrap Metal Recycling, Count On The Experts at Tal Metal

Tal Metal provides scrap metal recycling in Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA. We specialize in “non-ferrous” metals like copper, brass, and aluminum, offering the best possible prices based on the market and the quality of the metal.

Although we regularly deal with a variety of scrap metals, copper is typically in high demand and can always generate cash. When required, we provide recycling bins for building and renovation projects (includes FREE pickup service).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to provide metal recycling services for residential and commercial customers. Of course, our people are taking necessary safety precautions and implementing social distancing measures.

Find out more about our services by calling one of our in-house recycling experts at 905-660-7081 or visiting our website at https://www.talmetal.ca .

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