Recycling your scrap metal is important to our economy and environment. Did you know that in 2009, the United States recycled 58 million metric tons of metal? Or that over 600 steel or aluminum cans are recycled every second? A lot of that recycled metal went into the manufacture of new products and not in our landfills.
What happens to my scrap metal after I drop it off?
Scrap metal is baled and processed and held for pickup by a third-party processor. Aluminum and steel are the two most common metals for recycling.
Aluminum can be recycled an infinite number of times without damaging its structure. Compared to the mining and production of new aluminum from bauxite, recycling aluminum is less energy intensive and more cost effective.
Steel can be recycled almost indefinitely without losing quality. In fact, scrap steel is essential to the production of new steel. At least 25 percent of new steel consists of recycled material.
Ferrous Metals The term ferrous is an adjective used to indicate the presence of iron. Ferrous metals include steel and pig iron which contain a few percent of carbon and alloys of iron with other metals, such as stainless steel.
The following is the list of some of the more common types of scrap metals we purchase:
Car And Truck Batteries
Martin's Recycling Center buys lead-core auto and truck batteries. Just simply bring them over to our location for easy recycling.
Many materials these days are able to be recycled. A simple guideline to follow is: