How Does Metal Recycling Help Your Business?

How Does Metal Recycling Help Your Business?

How Does Metal Recycling Help Your Business?

Whether you work in the manufacturing, mining, construction or commercial industry, you probably produce more scrap metal than you realise- or would like to admit. While a great number of businesses simply throw away their scrap metal, there is actually a better use for it: recycling. Metal recycling may not sound like one of the most exciting topics at first, however, it is vital in today’s society. While many may know the benefits that metal recycling provides to both the economy and the environment, something you may not know is that it also promises excellent benefits to your business.

Here are a few ways that metal recycling could help your business:

  • Increase revenue

This is one of the most significant advantages you can gain from recycling your scrap metal. Who doesn’t want to earn a bit more money without having to do any more work? Scrap metal recycling companies will actually pay you for your scrap metal. Depending on the type of metal and quantity that you have to recycle, you could make a lot of money off of what would otherwise be rubbish. Remember to call your local scrap metal recycler to find out their exact valuation and pricing for your scrap metal.

Secondly, think about the amount of money and time you invest in disposing of all of your leftover scrap metal. Monthly or entry fees to the local tip and time spent transporting your scrap metal can be forgotten about simply by working with a professional scrap metal recycler who will collect, sort and recycle your metal for you.

  • Environmental Impacts

In the 21st century, businesses are trying everything they can to go green and become more eco friendly. One way to do this is by taking on a reduce-reuse-recycle approach with any leftover metals that are recyclable. First and foremost, recycling scrap metal saves natural resources for current and future generations along with reducing the emissions released and fuel used to mine the resources in the first place.

  • Economic sustainability

Regardless of the industry you work in or business you operate, the economy impacts everyone. As mentioned, intense time and cost investments must be made to continually mine and produce enough natural resources to keep up with demands. Take into account the fact that these minerals and resources are non-renewable and will one day run out. By beginning to recycle your scrap metal, you can take pressure off the mining industry and delay the running dry of Australia’s non-renewable resources.

Find out more in our blog on why recycling copper is so important today.

Which metals are recyclable?

Metals are made from natural materials called ores that involve a lot of time, energy and money to mine. Once mined and used for whatever applications they are needed, the leftover scrap metal is often thrown out when it could be recycled to reduce the cost and time it takes to mine natural ores. Most metals can be recycled, including each in this list:

  • Aluminium
  • Brass and Bronze
  • Cast Iron
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Tin

If you’re wondering whether or not the scrap metal you have can be recycled, give our team here at Allied Metal Recyclers a call and they can assist you.