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The Benefits of Recycling Scrap Metal

The Benefits of Recycling Scrap Metal

From old automobiles to batteries, metal materials can pose safety risks if left on property. Not to mention leaving them lying around can be quite the eyesore. Fortunately, it’s possible to dispose of steel, tin, aluminum and more while supporting sustainability. Instead of throwing these items away, safely recycle your scrap metal at Belson Steel. 

For over 50 years, we’ve been a leading company that provides efficient scrap metal processing services for businesses and individuals. We accept many kinds of scrap metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous: aluminum, stainless steel, iron, copper and so much more. We even specialize in specialty scrap recycling and accept large containers, which we receive through our efficient transportation services. See what makes recycling scrap metal so important, and if you have questions, feel free to give us a call. 

Helps to Preserve Natural Resources

Creating new metals diminishes already at-risk natural resources. By recycling scrap metal, it can be turned into something completely new, rather than starting from scratch all over again. This lessens the need to harvest new ore and uses what already exists. Recycling scrap metal doesn’t just save materials like iron and aluminum, either. You’ll also save water, preserve natural landscapes and wildlife since additional mining doesn’t need to be done. All of this contributes to a cleaner earth. 

Saves Energy

Recycling scrap metal is well known for its environmental benefits. But did you know that repurposing scrap metal can save energy? Rather than harvesting new resources to create metals from scratch, recycling preexisting metals can save time and energy. It takes less fuel to transform metals into something new because the materials are already there, they simply need to be modified. To give you an idea, recycling aluminum consumes 95% less energy, while scrap steel uses 75% less energy than harvesting iron ore. 

Reduces Landfill Growth

Landfills are quickly growing areas, with the average American producing nearly four to five pounds of trash a day. Fortunately, recycling helps to mitigate landfill growth by repurposing materials. Metal objects take decades or even centuries to decompose, so once they’re tossed in the landfill, they’ll be there for a long time. Recycling frees up space and utilizes scrap metal’s potential to turn into something new. 

Good for the Economy

Recycling has economic benefits, too. The scrap metal industry is huge and continues to grow as businesses become more environmentally-minded. Every year, the recycling industry creates over half a million jobs and produces more than $13 billion in tax revenue nationally. More employees are needed to process scrap metal, and many of these items are exported, which promotes a steady trade balance. 

Call Us to Drop Off Your Scrap Metal!

Recycling scrap metal has a host of benefits, making it a responsible choice. If you’re looking to sell scrap metal, talk to the team at Belson Steel. We accept a range of metals and offer competitive pricing. No appointment is necessary, but if you have any questions about the materials you’d like to sell, give us a call

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