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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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Scrap Metal Recycling

by Eleanor Holland

Everyone has a side hustle these days. In fact, a new report declares that 45 percent of Americans have a side hustle in 2023. For those looking for an interesting and profitable side hustle, scrap metal recycling might be the perfect option. The process of recycling scrap metal is both exciting and lucrative. Here's what you need to know.

What Is Scrap Metal Recycling?

Scrap metal recycling is the process of collecting and sorting metals for recycling and eventual reuse. This scrap metal can come in many forms, such as copper wires, old car parts, aluminum cans, and stainless steel pipes. Once collected, these metals are broken down and reused in manufacturing new products or melted down into raw materials again.

Is Scrap Metal Recycling a Good Side Hustle?

While some costs are associated with starting a scrap metal business, including tools and reliable transportation to and from the recycling center, the potential earning power makes it a great option for those looking for an interesting side hustle. In addition, there are many benefits to scrap metal recycling, including:

  • Profit margins
  • Eco-friendly
  • Variety of work

Not only will you make money off the sale of your collected metals, but you'll also help contribute to saving our environment by reducing waste and keeping these materials out of landfills.

Where Does Scrap Metal Come From?

Scrap metal typically comes from many sources, including:

  • Old cars
  • Residential and commercial buildings being demolished or renovated
  • Manufacturing plants with excess material

The opportunities for scrap metal recycling are limitless. You can spend your time on everyday items like aluminum cans thrown away by consumers, or you can connect with a builder and offer to remove all scrap metal from their construction site.

Which Scrap Metal Is Most Valuable For Recycling?

While the price paid per pound of metal fluctuates, the value always depends on its type and condition. Generally speaking, the most valuable scrap metals are those that contain a large percentage of pure metal, such as copper or stainless steel. Other metals can be alloys or a mix of metals and non-metal components. The lack of purity affects its value, but alloys can still be recycled for cash. Aluminum is an alloy.

Additionally, certain types of electronics, such as computers and cell phones, may contain small amounts of valuable metals such as gold or platinum, which add additional value when recycled properly.

If you're looking for an interesting side hustle with potentially high returns, scrap metal recycling might be for you. 

For more info about scrap metal recycling, contact a local company.