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.
How 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s Scrap
Metal Removal Works
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.
1. Simply schedule your scrap removal 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.
Scrap Metal Recycling Made Easy
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.
Rather than scrapping common ferrous metals (iron-containing) and non-ferrous metals (such as copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel or bronze that do not contain iron), we're focused on giving back to the environment. Recycling metal both conserves natural resources and reduces the greenhouse gas emissions that come from the processes required to transform virgin metal into common alloys. By reusing metal, we can cut back on pollution generation, save energy, reduce harmful emissions, and salvage natural resources. In fact, the estimated energy savings by using recycled metal are remarkable: as high as 95% for aluminum, 90% for copper, 60% for iron and steel.
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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!
What scrap 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.
Scrap metal doesn’t always come from the sources you expect, like construction debris and old cars. You can also find scrap metal in common household items such as frying pans, cooking tools, pop cans, tin cans, rebar, wires and pipes. Metal can also be found in electronic devices, but great care needs to be taken when breaking these down, since some items may contain hazardous chemicals and metals.
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 metal be recycled into?
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.
Is it good to recycle scrap metal?
Of course, recycling scrap metals like aluminum, steel & 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.
Recycling helps to reduce garbage sent to landfills, it slows down the consumption of natural resources and less energy is exerted in recycling production than new metal production.
If you’ve got scrap metal you need to get rid of, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We work hard to ensure that we keep all types of junk out of the landfill and work with recycling facilities to ensure scrap metal doesn’t go to waste.
How do I dispose of paint cans, oil drums or barrels?
Wet paint inside a paint tin or drum 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.