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Sep 24 2022

The Many Uses of Recycled Scrap Metal 

Unlike most other products on the planet, metal can be recycled time and time again without losing its strength, durability, or other qualities. This not only makes it unique, but one of the most sustainable materials in production. Unfortunately, metal is often sent to the landfill rather than responsibly recycled. 

There are many uses of recycled scrap metal, ranging from construction to manufacturing and everything in between. Consider some of the following uses of recycled scrap metal, and reach out to our team directly to learn more.

Uses of Recycled Metals

As stated, there’s no reason why metal can’t be recycled an infinite number of times and reused for a variety of products. Some common products in which recycled metals often show up include: 

  • Home appliances and furnishings. Things like benches, tables, gliders, lamps, and more feature recycled metals. Sometimes, these metals serve practical purposes, such as reinforcing something; other times, the metals are used for more decorative or artistic purposes.
  • Industrial uses. Recycled metals are also used for industrial purposes regularly. For example, metals such as recycled aluminum and steel are used in construction, manufacturing, roads, bridges, vehicles, and much more.
  • New metal products. Scrap metal is melted down, recycled, cooled, and shaped to form new metal products. These new metal products are more sustainable than virgin metal products because they reduce the need for new metal mining, require less energy and resources to produce, and help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Of course, recycling scrap metal also helps to support the local economy, too!
  • More! The above are just a few of the many uses of recycled scrap metal, but the list is long.

How to Recycle Scrap Metal

Now that you know that metal can be recycled, you’re probably wondering how you can get involved. When you choose Belson Steel, recycling your scrap metal is easy. We have multiple recycling centers and also offer transportation services for bigger jobs—for example, if you have a junk vehicle you’re ready to recycle. We also offer on-site scrap container services for industrial businesses, and deconstruction and demolition services, too.

We always pay our customers top dollar for their scrap metal and never ask customers to separate or weigh metal in advance. To learn more about working with us and how to get started, reach out to our team by phone or online today. We look forward to working with you!

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