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Dec 08 2021

Can Recycled Metal Be Used in Buildings? 

Unlike many other products that are part of the economy today, metal can be recycled time and time again without losing its quality or strength. As such, recycling metal is not only an important part of diverting materials from the landfill and keeping materials in circulation, but it also helps to reduce the need for new metal mining and is a great way to enhance sustainability efforts. Recycled metal can be used for a variety of purposes, including construction in buildings. Reach out to our team today to buy or sell metal products. 

What Types of Metal Can Be Recycled?

Nearly all types of metal can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing their strength. The American Iron and Steel Institute reports that steel is the most recycled material on the planet. In addition to steel, copper, silver, aluminum, gold, and brass are commonly recycled, too. 

How Is Recycled Metal Used?

Recycled metal is one of the most amazing recycled materials because it can be used in the same manner and fashion as newly-mined metal. Indeed, as mentioned above, metals like steel can be recycled time and time again without losing any of their physical properties, including strength and durability. As such, recycled metal is used in new construction projects, manufacturing, agricultural manufacturing, industrial projects, and more. 

The Benefits of Using Recycled Metal in Buildings

Using recycled metal in buildings and other construction and manufacturing projects is the best way to maximize your business’s sustainability efforts and minimize costs without cutting corners. Recycled metal is often less expensive than purchasing brand new metal, it conserves resources and saves landfill space, it’s more energy-efficient, and it supports your local economy. Because recycled metal performs just as well as does new metal, there’s no reason not to use recycled metal for buildings and other projects. 

Call Belson Steel Today to Learn More

Recycling scrap metal is one way to reduce your footprint and help support local workers; another way is to purchase recycled metal products for use in new construction and manufacturing projects. At Belson Steel, we are a leading scrap metal recycler with a reputation for excellence. At our scrap yard, you can buy and sell a variety of metal products. To learn more about buying or selling from us and the range of metal products we offer for sale, please reach out to us online or by phone today. 

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