Steel is the most recycled metal in the
world and yet may be one of the most overlooked metals to recycle in the home
due to the low monetary value it provides. Recycling steel may not be a
profitable venue in small amounts but, the environmental impact it can have is
Consider some of these interesting facts:
Homes across the U.S. throw in the
garbage enough iron and steel to supply ALL of the automakers the materials
needed to build their cars and trucks on a continuous basis.
Approximately 12 million steel cans are
removed from landfills every day with a giant magnet.
Steel Recycling reduces water pollution,
air pollution, and mining wastes by nearly 70%.
Recycling one ton of steel scrap saves
more than 80% of the carbon emissions produced when making steel from iron ore.
It can take over 40 trees to build an
average wood framed home and less than 5 recycled cars to build a metal frame
for a similar home.
Steel products can be recycled repeatedly
without loss of strength. So before you throw away that next steel item in the
trash, consider dropping it off at your local metal recycler and help keep our
landfills and environment a little cleaner.
Please remember to bring your driver's
license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.