Scrap metal recovery and recycling is a massive and growing industry in the United States. Some recent figures give a sense of the volume of materials handled every year.
According to Recycleusainc.com, scrap metal has been an important export commodity from the United States for over 120 years. With the advances of technology, it has become a major industry, as well. For example, $15.7 billion worth of scrap commodities were exported in 2007 and scrap metal was the second largest export to China in dollar value in 2007.
There are about eight million vehicles recycled every year in the U.S. Automobile recycling provides the nation’s scrap industry with almost 37 percent of its ferrous scrap processing, which makes it one of the major sources of scrap metal.
In addition to steel, the recycling of aluminum requires only 5 percent of the energy used to make the metal from raw ore. This means that 20 cans produced with recycled material the same amount of energy need to make just one can out of new material.
Another way to visualize these energy savings is to think in terms of power. For example, aluminum recycling saved enough electrical power in 2007 to light a city the size of Detroit for eight years.
Scrap Metal Recycling and Junk Removal
The benefits of metal recovery and scrap metal recycling are varied and impressive. Contrary to what many people may think, when it comes to residential junk removal, most metals are reusable and have the potential for many uses over time.
Here is an infographic that illustrates a number of statistics and benefits of scrap metal recycling:
The Best Option for Your Scrap Metal Disposal is Recycling
Calling a professional junk hauling firm when you need scrap metal pick up is your best option to safely and cost-efficiently remove your scrap metal. And using an eco-friendly company will help ensure that as much of your scrap metal as possible is recycled.
If you try to haul scrap metal in your own vehicle you risk damaging your vehicle in the process. And, if you have to make multiple trips back and forth from a metal recycling site, the whole process also becomes more costly and less energy-efficient. This is assuming you actually have scrap metal items that can fit in your vehicle!
In addition, there are the very real risks of handling metal debris.
Call Junk King for Your Scrap Metal Disposal Needs
Junk King can collect and deliver your scrap metal to a local recycling facility. We operate a fleet that includes many bio-fuel vehicles and your metal debris will become new recycled material with the most environmentally friendly methods.
Junk King recycles more than other junk removal companies and our scrap metal recycling is available for any need:
- Iron, steel, copper, aluminum, brass and more
- Beams, wires, and other construction metal debris
- Plumbing fixtures and other DIY home renovation debris
- Any unwanted metal junk
- Scrap Metal Recycling from the Green Junk Haulers
We are fully insured to protect you against any risk. We safely carry the metal debris off your property and load it into our large, heavy-duty trucks. From pick-up to transport, Junk King's scrap metal recycling service relieves you of an otherwise difficult chore.
Contact us to schedule an appointment for scrap metal recycling and we will pick up any amount and variety of metal from your home, business, or construction site.
Schedule Your Scrap Metal Removal
Make the call today! With Junk King, you only need to point us in the direction of your unwanted junk and our friendly, uniformed staff will take it from there. And we provide upfront pricing when we arrive.
Schedule an appointment to get a free, no-obligation quote before we begin to work.
Call Junk King today at 888.888.JUNK (5865) or book online!