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Mar 17 2020

What Is Scrap Metal Used for?

You’ve probably been told time and time again about the importance of recycling. Chances are, you’ve even been hounded by others in your place of work, your friends, and your parents about making sure that everything goes into the right bin, and that as many materials as possible are kept out of the landfill. But when it comes to metal, do you know what types of metal can be recycled, and what scrap metal is then used for? 

What Is Scrap Metal Used for?

When scrap metal is recycled, this means that metal that would normally go to the landfill is instead processed and reformed into a material that’s usable. Depending on the type of metal and the amount that’s recycled, this use can be for dozens of different applications. For example, scrap metal can be used to make:

  • Aluminum cans, which can be recycled and back on the shelf within 60 days or recycling in some cases;
  • Copper wires for heating elements, pipes, sinks, and other home amenities;
  • New construction projects, which feature a large amount of scrap metal; 
  • Industrial manufacturing jobs, including auto manufacturing; and 
  • More, including art projects! 

There are very few industries that use metal that don’t use scrap metal. Recycling scrap metal is good for the environment, conserves resources, contributes to a circular economy, creates jobs, and reduces the need for new metal mining! It also helps to keep the costs of metal down. 

Where You Can Recycle and Purchase Metal in Wisconsin

If you have scrap metal that’s accumulating on your property, recycling it is one of the best things you can do. Not only will you see the myriad benefits listed above, but at Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc., we pay cash for scrap metal. This means that by recycling, you’ll have more money in your pocket! 

In addition to buying, we also sell processed products, including steel beams, angles, tubing, rebar, mesh, and much more. If you are in the market to buy or sell metal, our scrap facility in Wisconsin has you covered.

Reach Out to Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. Today

If you have questions about scrap metal recycling and want to learn more about our process and our company, please reach out to our Wisconsin scrap metal recyclers at Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. by phone or online today to get started. We have decades of experience and a trusted reputation in our community.

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