Unlike plastics, paper and other materials, scrap metals can be recycled many times without degrading. That’s why scrap metal recycling — the process of recovering and processing recyclable metals into raw materials used to produce new metal products — is so important. Recycling usable scrap metal can have a positive impact financially and economically.
Keep reading below to learn more about all the benefits that can come from scrap metal recycling, and how our team at Trading Metals can help you take care of your scrap metal the right way.
Benefits of scrap metal recycling for cleanups
1. Reduce waste
Waste management costs can add up, so why throw things away when you don’t need to? By using our recycling services, you can save space in your waste bin, which means fewer pickups you’ll have to pay for.
2. Save time and resources
Recycling reduces the cost of manufacturing and production, which translates to savings for your business! Plus, if you’re regularly recycling scrap metal (or any other materials, really), then it might be a smart idea to set up a recycling program to help offset the cost of recycling and disposal.
3. Keep scrap out of landfills
Most metals take hundreds of years to decompose, and some can leach into the dirt and water during decomposition, creating a safety hazard to current and future generations. Additionally, metal scrap poses a risk for people employed in landfills and recycling centres, who can be injured or harmed by scrap metal and the toxic chemicals it may carry.
Recycling scrap metal helps negate these concerns by reusing these materials so that they stay out of the environment and don’t contribute further to the current global climate issues.
4. Reduce the need for new mining
Recycling almost anything is less time and resource-consuming than manufacturing new products, and metal is no different. Scrap metal recycling is an efficient and effective way to save energy that would otherwise be spent mining, transporting and manufacturing new products. Recycling old materials is also better for the environment, resulting in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than mining and manufacturing new metal products.
5. Get financial incentives
Many scrap collectors will pay you for your scrap metal. While scrap metal recycling prices vary depending on the type of metal, the market, etc., you can still expect to receive some compensation for your environmentally-friendly decision to recycle!
6. Promote social benefits
Not only does recycling benefit the earth and your company, but it can also be life-changing for others. That’s because recycling services create new jobs (think of all the collecting, processing, shipping and more that goes into recycling) and provide valuable resources to assist with growth and development.
How we can help with scrap metal recycling
Here at Trading Metals, it’s our mission to make buying and selling scrap beneficial for everyone, from homeowners to demolition companies and more. Whether you’re recycling kilograms or tonnes, we’ll take it.
If you’re going through a cleanup, don’t just pitch all your scrap metal in the bin — call us to take care of it for you! Bring your scrap metal right to our door or arrange for a pickup after the job is done. No matter what you choose, it will save you time, effort and money while also making the earth a better and cleaner place for everyone.
Our team has been collecting and recycling scrap metal and providing other related services in Adelaide for over 20 years. That means you can trust us when we say that we’ll get the job done. Even if you’ve just got a few things to get rid of, we’ll be happy to take them off your hands.
As a final bonus, we’re pleased to offer some of the best scrap metal prices in the area, which means that when you bring your scrap to us, you can enjoy a little payout for your effort. With all these benefits stacking up, it’s easy to see why so many home and business owners turn to Trading Metals to meet their recycling needs.
How to sell scrap metal to Trading Metals
Ready to get started recycling your scrap metal? With Trading Metals, the process is simple. You can visit our Gillman yard in person or reach out to us on 08 8359 0147 to get the process started. Once we’ve got your scrap, we’ll pay you top dollar for it!
Have any questions about recycling scrap metal? Our team is always happy to help! Get in touch today and we’ll be glad to walk you through the process, give you a quote or answer any questions you may have.