We are surrounded by many things on a
daily basis can be recycled, from paper and plastics to trees, grass clippings
and shrubs. One part of recycling that may not be as popular, but just as
important, is scrap metal recycling. Scrap metals are one of the largest exports
in the US and by recycling metals, we reduce the amount of energy required to
produce materials through natural resources.
Some of the most popular metal items that
may be recycled include copper, steel, aluminum and brass, but often they are
thrown in the garbage. Most scrap metal can be recycled for cash at your local
metal recycler while helping create a cleaner environment.
Scrap metal facilities, such as
D & L Recycling, work with many types of
customers, from homeowners encouraged to bring in their unwanted metal items and
make some extra money to construction companies, industrial manufacturers and
those that are in an industry that come across scrap metal on a regular basis.
Separating ferrous and non-ferrous metal is a good idea before bringing it to be
recycled. The easiest and most common way to figure out what kind of metal you
have is by grabbing a magnet. If a magnet sticks to your metal, you probably
have a ferrous metal, a common metal like steel or iron. Ferrous metal is does
not have as much value, but your scrap recycling facility will typically pay
something for it and make sure it is recycled properly.
If the magnet does not stick to your metal, the metal may be a non-ferrous
metal. Many popular metals, such as, stainless steel, aluminum, copper and brass
are categorized as non-ferrous metals. These types of metals are valuable to
recycle and offer a pretty good payout.
The most challenging part of metal
recycling is recognizing the different types of material and what it is
potentially worth. D & L Recycling assists its customers in getting familiar
with the popular metals and how to produce the most value out of their recycling
Please remember to bring your driver's
license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.