Currently, aluminum is the most recycled
post-consumer metal in the world. To many people's surprise, aluminum is not
produced naturally as a metal. Recycling aluminum reduces environmental
pollutants and saves nearly 95% of the energy needed to produce aluminum from
its original source. At one time aluminum exceeded the value of gold and while
it has become a fraction of that today, the importance aluminum plays on our
economy can never be exaggerated.
Recycled and recyclable aluminum can be
found in many places:
One of the most popular of all aluminum is
with over 80 billion used every year, less than 60% is actually recycled. The
packaging/consumer market also includes food containers, bottles, foil and many
other household items made from recyclable aluminum.
construction, aluminum is used commercially and in residential
applications. Window and door frames, siding, gutters and roofing all use this
lightweight metal. With the aging of many steel bridges around the country,
aluminum may become an important rebuilding material.
Aluminum has the ability to be refined and
recycled in many forms such as, alloys, castings, extrusions, foil, forgings,
impacts, ingots, sheet, wire and rods. The strength and durability of aluminum
alloys have made it a competitive contender for its steel counterpart.
Industrial and automotive manufacturers
are using this lightweight material in growing numbers. While the demand for
aluminum continues to grow, aluminum recyclers have perfected their techniques
to identify, recover and deliver recyclable aluminum materials for industry
Please remember to bring your driver's
license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.