Chances are, at least some of your old junk has metal components. Scrap metal from renovation projects, car repairs, and other items containing metal shouldn’t just be thrown away with the trash. Metal is a valuable resource that can be recycled and turned into something new.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? offers scrap metal pick up from your home or business, so scrap the pain of hauling your metal with us today! We are fully insured and do all the heavy loading and lifting so you don‘t have to. For peace of mind, your scrap metal will be recycled where possible.
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1-800-GOT-JUNK? is the world’s largest and most trusted junk removal company, providing high-quality junk removal since 1989. With our experience and reliability, your scrap metal will be off your hands in no time!
1. Simply schedule your scrap metal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the metals you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your scrap metal away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area.
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Most metal doesn't break down in landfills and burning can release harmful chemicals, making responsible disposal a must. We're well-versed in the proper eco-conscious methods for metal disposal, making our services a green alternative. Any refunds collected will be put back into our diversion efforts. When you want to do the right thing with your scrap metal, we're the perfect team for the job.
Responsible Scrap Metal Removal
1-800-GOT-JUNK? offers metal recycling for your home or business, so scrap the pain of hauling that junk and call us today! We are fully insured and do all the heavy loading and lifting so you don‘t have to lift a finger. For peace of mind, your scrap metal will be recycled where possible.
How do you properly dispose of scrap metal?
For most household metals, disposal is pretty easy. Small items like drink cans and food cans are typically made from aluminum and steel, so most can be disposed of by using your home recycling bin or taking them to a local recycling depot. (You might even get some money back from deposits on drink cans!)
For other metals and larger items, you can bring them to scrap yards in any quantity for recycling purposes. Of course, this can take up valuable time and requires a car or possibly even renting a truck if you need more space. If you don’t want to bring your metals to a recycling facility, let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take care of it for you! We can pick up your scrap metal right from where it’s located—you won’t have to lift a finger. We’ll make sure it gets properly sorted and is taken to the appropriate recycling facilities.
What metals can be recycled?
Almost all metals can be recycled. In fact, most metals can be recycled over and over again without altering their properties. Some of most popular metals that are recycled are aluminum, brass, bronze, cast iron, copper, steel and tin. According to American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel is the most recycled material on the planet.
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we’re scrap metal removal experts and know just how to handle all your unwanted junk. We work with local recycling facilities to ensure proper disposal of both metal and non-metal components.
What can scrap metals be reused for?
Metal is unique in the sense that recycled metal can be used over and over again. A single metal item could be turned into several items over the course of a lifetime. Metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, steel and iron are the most common metals that are recycled and turned into new products.
New products that can be created from recycled scrap metal include appliances, building materials, automobiles, aircraft equipment, plumbing and more. Lighter scrap metals can also be recycled into canned goods or beverage containers, furnishings, fixtures and even lighting.
If you have scrap metal you want to get rid of, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can help. We’re experts at scrap metal pick up and can have it out of your way in no time. You can rest assured that your scrap metal disposal will be handled responsibly.
What are the advantages of recycling scrap metals?
Of course, recycling scrap metals like aluminum, steel and copper is good for the environment. However, it also has a huge benefit to the economy. The mining and harvesting of new metals is quite costly, so using recycled metals helps to keep costs down. Metal recycling is also an industry on its own, with recycling facilities generating jobs and selling recycled metals to manufacturers.
Not only is it expensive to mine and produce new metals, but the environmental cost is high too. We know that mining causes damage to the environment, but now that it’s also becoming harder to access places with rich sources of metals, the methods of mining are becoming more invasive. There’s also a huge amount of energy required to obtain these new sources of metal.
Recycling is a much more efficient way to produce metals needed for manufacturing. It uses less energy than sourcing new materials, while allowing us to preserve natural resources. It also helps to reduce garbage sent to landfills, and slows down the consumption of natural resources.
Recycling is important to us at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. When you trust us with your junk removal, you can be sure that everything is being handled in the proper way. We work with local facilities to ensure metals are properly sorted and recycled where possible.
Can empty paint cans go in the garbage or blue box?
Wet paint inside a paint can is generally not accepted by local counties or recycling centers. One option is to donate wet paint to home improvement centers for reuse.
If you need to dispose of paint, the you will likely need to make sure the paint is dried before you can get rid of it. Once dried, the tins can be donated to home improvement organizations or picked up by local junk removal services.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? can often help you get rid of paint cans if the paint is dried. When you call to book your junk removal appointment, be sure to mention that you have dried paint, since the ability to collect these items may vary by location.