How to Start Recycling Steel

How to Start Recycling Steel?

Did you know that steel is the world’s most recycled metal? In fact, steel can be recycled over and over again without undergoing any change to its metallurgic properties. Because of this, steel proves itself as an incredibly valuable resource, capable of being used in the manufacture of multiple different items and objects over time. Of course, the perpetuity of steel makes it all the more imperative to recycle. When you’ve got a pre-existing resource that is capable of providing long-lasting value, why would you spend an unnecessary amount of money and time in processing new virgin ores?

Recyclable steel is all around you; from the sinks, pots, pans and utensils in your kitchen to the tools and machinery stored in your shed, to the components that make up the vehicle that you have parked in your driveway. Moreover, the process of recycling steel is convenient and rewarding when you’ve got a scrap metal dealer available to help you out. At Allied Metal Recyclers, we’re passionate about the process of metal recycling. For that reason, we want to assist you in being able to recycle your unwanted scrap steel materials easily, and in the right way. 

Below, we’ve provided you with all you need to know about how to start recycling steel: 

Collect Your Scrap Steel Materials

As mentioned previously, you can find steel all around you. So, no matter whether you’re a resident dealing with old steel items or a business owner with a whole load of unwanted construction materials on your hands, there’s always a way for you to contribute to the cause. When it comes to the task of collecting your scrap steel, make sure that you’re wearing work gloves to protect your hands. This is especially true if you’re dealing with steel sheets or other steel objects with sharp edges or points. 

If you’ve discovered that some of your scrap steel has started to develop rust, no worries! You’ll be pleased to find that rusted steel is still able to be recycled, and we’ll gladly take anything you’ve got here at Allied Metal Recyclers. Keep in mind, however, that the condition of your unwanted steel can ultimately affect the cash for scrap you receive in return. Of course, if you’ve got rusted steel to take care of, it’s even more imperative for you to be wearing protective gloves as you collect all your scrap metal materials. 

Properly Sort Your Materials

The better you prepare your materials for us, the less likely it is that we’ll run into any surprises or misunderstandings. As a result, you will be able to get the highest price possible in exchange for your scrap. To properly sort your materials, make sure that its only steel that you have in the mix by taking out any non-metallic items, and using a magnet to identify what’s steel and what’s not. 

Arrange for Pick-Up

The final step is to arrange for the pick-up of your scrap steel materials; and that’s also where we come in at Allied Metal Recyclers. After contacting us, we can have a bin delivered to collect your scrap within 24 hours. On the other hand, if you’re often overwhelmed by your daily schedule, we can arrange for our team to come to your site and perform a super-fast and convenient yard clearance. This will work to remove the scrap that you have on your site as quickly as possible, with minimal effort from you. 
There are many benefits of steel recycling, and we want to enable them all here at Allied Metal Recyclers. If you’re looking for more information regarding steel recycling or want to arrange for a pick-up bin, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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