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What is Scrap Metal Used For?

Posted on 07 September 2020

Today, most of us participate in some form of scrap metal recycling, either through a municipal collection program, or private collection services. Once the scrap is gone we pay little attention to the outcome. The truth is, most of us don’t know where that scrap metal will actually end up.

Scrap metal recycling in Toronto, Mississauga, and the GTA is intended to reduce the volume of garbage going to landfill. While this is an excellent outcome for the environment, scrap metal can also be processed and re-manufactured into countless raw materials and finished products.

Scrap Metal Recycling Allows for Remanufacturing of New Products

Scrap metals like aluminum, copper, and brass are easily processed and remanufactured into new products. Just as an example, many recycled metals are used in construction projects like buildings, roads, and even bridges. Certain recycled metals are used to manufacture automobiles and aircraft. Appliance components are quite commonly fabricated from recycled scrap metal.

Scrap metal recycling in Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA simply makes good economic sense. The idea is to create a “circular economy” where manufactured items can be “re-purposed” into new products once an original product has lost usability. In many cases, particularly aluminum, scrap metal can be effectively recycled, refashioned, and re-manufactured many times over.

Many Industrial Uses

In addition to the construction industry and transportation industry, scrap metal is also used in the manufacture of containers. Today, many household appliances are produced with scrap metal. In fact, scrap metal is often much cheaper than using virgin metal that has to be highly processed.

Stronger New Products 

Recycled metal can often be made stronger and more resilient using different high temperature processes. This applies to copper scrap and aluminum scrap, allowing for high quality products, without relying on virgin metals. With stronger metals and reduced cost, the end user benefits.

New Home Furnishings

Home products made from metal often contain recycled material. Patio tables, outdoor furniture and household lamps are just a few examples. Many types of containers are made from recycled scrap metal. In the furniture industry, the lower cost or recycled material makes it attractive.

Creative Artistic Uses

For artists and sculptors, scrap metal can be used to create beautiful artistic pieces. Whether it’s for personal use or commercial use, the finished decorative metalwork is unique and distinctive. For those who are so inclined, the local scrap yard probably has everything to satisfy the need.

Tal Metal Specializes in Scrap Metal Recycling in Toronto and the GTA 

For scrap metal recycling in Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA, Tal Metal specializes in “non-ferrous” metals, including copper, brass, and aluminum. We offer the best possible prices for scrap metal, all based on the market demand and the quality of the material.

During COVID-19, we continue to provide our services throughout the GTA, taking all of the necessary precautions. Find out about our recycling services by contacting one of our in-house experts at 905-660-7081 or visiting our website at https://www.talmetal.ca. 

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