Why Recycle Scrap Metal

There are lots of reasons to recycle scrap metal produced by your business or home:

  • Earn money
  • Create more space
  • Help to save the environment
  • Start greening your business even if you have not been very green in the past
  • Save money over other waste management options

Why Recycle Metal?

metal-recyclingFrom www.isri.org

By using ferrous scrap rather than virgin materials in the production of iron and steel, CO2 emissions are reduced by 58%.

Energy saved using aluminum scrap vs. virgin materials is up to 92%

Recycling steel requires 56% less energy than producing steel from iron ore.

Interesting Facts

The U.S. annually recycles enough copper to provide copper content for nearly 25,000 Statues of Liberty.

A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf in as little as 60 days.

Steel is the most recycled material in the world.

The U.S. is the largest exporter of ferrous scrap in the world.