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Hello, I am Evan Nadal. When I first started recycling, we placed each of the materials in separate bins. Sometimes, separate trucks would come pick up the cardboard, glass and plastic materials. Today, we can simply place all of the items in a single bin for the truck to pick up each week. The materials are automatically sorted at the facility. After the preparation and processing procedure, the new materials are shipped out to manufacturers that create new packaging and products from those supplies. I want to explore the recycling process from beginning to end on this site. I will talk about manufacturing with recycled materials as well. Please visit my site daily to learn more.


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Learning about Recycling

Getting the Most Money for Your Scrap Metal

by Eleanor Holland

As you renovate your property, you'll end up with a lot of scrap materials. Some of them will be trash, but others will be either recyclable or reusable. A substantial portion of the materials will likely be ferrous metals that you can recycle for cash. If you've never done that before, it can be easy to be taken advantage of. However, knowing a little bit about the process can help you find scrap yards that are better and that pay more. Recycling scrap metal is easier than many people think, but you really do have to take some precautions.

For Many People, Selling Is Recycling

First, recycling metal usually involves selling it. The scrap yard still recycles the metal; you're pretty much getting paid for your efforts to collect it and bring it to the yard. While you could likely donate the metal to a city or county recycling center, there's no reason to do that instead of selling the scrap metal for cash at a private yard.

Watch Prices Daily

Metal prices change daily. When you've got a pile of scrap metal to recycle, start watching the prices at different yards. Many have the figures on their websites. You can also call them, though that could get annoying for the yard if you do it daily. When prices go up and seem to be reaching a peak (or at least an acceptable level), it's time to take the metal you have over to the yard.

What if you have no idea what type of metal you have? First, get a magnet. Anything the magnet sticks to is ferrous, which is what most yards will want, along with specific metals like copper. Call the yard you're interested in taking the metal to and ask what the yard's policy is regarding separating the metal scrap. Some yards want you to do it yourself, while others will sort the metal for you.

Guard The Metal

As you're waiting for the price to reach a level you want to sell at, guard the scrap metal. People do steal that material, and if someone finds out you've got a stash of the stuff, they could try to grab it and run. Even if you think you have really heavy pieces that people couldn't carry off, you'd be surprised at what people can come up with when they really want to get their hands on the metal.

Recycling scrap metal is a good way to earn some cash on the materials you're removing as you renovate. Pay attention to daily price changes as well as security, and you could get a very good deal.

To learn more, contact a ferrous steel recycling service in your area.