Aluminum - the most recyclable material on earth
When we recycle aluminum products, there’s no limit to how many times this resource can be remanufactured. The best thing about aluminum is that it always maintains its original material attributes – no matter how many times it’s recycled. While aluminum recycling benefits the environment, it’s surprising how many tons of aluminum still ends up in landfill. As a resource, aluminum is one of the most abundant metals on earth. Its resilient and sustainable – really an amazing metal.
Producing new aluminum products from aluminum waste takes considerably less energy when compared to using virgin metal. In fact, it’s possible to produce 20 recycled aluminum cans with the same energy as it takes one can from virgin ore. Today, even with widespread efforts to promote aluminum recycling, too much aluminum is still thrown away – everything from food containers; to beverage cans; to outdoor furniture. Material not collected for recycling was in billions of dollars.
In Toronto, homeowners generally associate aluminum recycling with regular weekly collection in blue plastic bags (or recycling bins). But for serious waste metal collectors, there’s good money to be made – especially with large volumes of waste.
Aluminum waste is all around us
Whether you’re a typical homeowner, or a serious collector, aluminum recycling has a host of benefits. At Tal Metal, our waste recycling services include both residential and commercial.
Auto parts are loaded with aluminum and “end of life” vehicles can be a huge source of waste aluminum. These auto parts are valuable – they can be mechanically separated and recycled
The construction industry is a large consumer of aluminum and therefore a large source of waste. From roofing, to windows, to doorframes, all the waste aluminum can be salvaged and recycled.
Electronic appliances and products are a huge source of aluminum. The list is endless – fridges and stoves; washing machines and dryers; computers and cell phones; televisions and stereos.