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How to Identify Scrap Metal for Better Recycling Procedures?

scrap metal collection AdelaideLess known-of but significant enough our survival, the scrap metal is not as popular as other industries because of one simple reason- we don’t put considerable thought to it. While wood and plastic get to share the spotlight because of the impact these have on our environment, scrap metals are often misunderstood and ignored. The fact is, we don’t really understand the aspects of scrap metals.

Not only do scrap metals have an impact on the environment, but on the wallets as well. Recycling these can help save energy, of which we are in a massive shortcoming. Scrap metals are mostly used for manufacturing products, and unlike waste, scrap has monetary value. Scrap steel recycling has become common over the last few years.

Scrap materials are of different types and each can be identified by different indicators. Here are a few common ones that can be recycled and how you can recognize these.

  • Aluminum: One of the most commonly used scrap metals, soda cans and utensils are often made of aluminum. This metal is light in eight, non-ferrous and does not rust.
  • Brass or bronze: Musical instruments, decorative pieces, pipe valves and manifolds are some of the examples of products made of brass. It is yellowish in color, light in weight and often comes in a copper alloy.
  • Copper: Most electronic items, cookware and wires are made of copper. Pure copper is pink, but the tarnished ones is either brown or red. When oxidized, copper turns green (like Statue of Liberty). Copper is extremely valuable and can be recycled easily. Copper can also be found in processors, transformers and motors.
  • Lead: Extremely heavy and toxic in nature, lead is used in X-ray machines, bullets or even pencils. These products have a high density but is soft enough to get carved by a pocket knife. Products made of lead should be dealt with carefully and by professionals only.
  • Stainless steel: Stainless steel can be further categorized into different varieties. The most occurring materials are nickel, chromium and manganese. The different percentage of these materials is what determines the type of stainless steel. Many household products like utensils and jewelry are made of stainless steel.

To conclude, next time, before you throw away these valuable metals, refer to this list. Hire waste disposal management services to deal with these effectively and efficiently. The companies charge a nominal amount to collect and recycle it, which will further help you save a lot of money and energy.

Contact Adelaide Eco Bins today to find out about our commercial rubbish removal in Adelaide Metropolitan areas today by phoning 08 8280 6533 or alternative send as an email sales@adelaideecobins.com.au and one of our friendly staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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How to Make Compost with Leftover Organic Waste?

recycling of organic waste

The term ‘organic waste’ has been discussed quite a few times now. What is organic waste?

Organic waste can be defined as any and all green waste that can be recycled. Recycling of organic waste has increased significantly over the last few years as people have started realizing the numerous environmental advantages these offer.

Though the definition might seem vague, organic waste has been the focal point for quite some time. The plethora of benefits of organic waste is hard to ignore. One of it is the ability to get recycled. You can make compost with the leftover organic waste, which can be used in the garden.

But before discussing how to make compost from organic waste, let’s find out the products which can be used to make the compost. These are listed as below.

Green materials are high in nitrogen.

Fruit and vegetable peels
Coffee grounds
Tea bags
Grass clippings
Fresh leaves
Deadheads from flowers
All leftover fruits and vegetables
Eggshells

Brown materials have high contents of carbon.

Fall leaves
Pine cones
Wood chips
Human feces
Nutshells
Leftover napkins and brown paper bags

These are some of the materials which can be used to make the compost. Now, the real question is how to make compost?

To make compost, you need green waste, brown waste and sufficient amount of water. In fact, water is the essential ingredient to make a thriving compost pile for without the magical substance, the waste will not break down. Don’t make it too wet for the pile will start smelling and rid it of good bacteria. The compost pile should be damp, but not dripping wet. it is a good idea to dump a bucket of water on the pile to keep things moving in the right direction. It is a good sign if the compost becomes hot in the middle, for it kills the bad bacteria and weed seeds. Also, shovel the outer portion of the compost towards the inside to keep the proportion even. Repeat this action once a week.

With right dedication and time, the compost can be ready within two months. It can be used to fertilize plants both indoors and outdoors. It is free of harmful chemicals which may cause land or water pollution.

Always remember that compost is a hobby. You can work on it for two weeks and then forget about it for the next year. if you don’t have time to spare, you can seek assistance from the experts. Hire companies providing general waste services. The experts do it all-from collecting the waste to making compost. They charge a nominal amount to do so! Thus, be responsible and make compost of the organic waste!

Contact Adelaide Eco Bins today to find out about our commercial rubbish removal in Adelaide Metropolitan areas today by phoning 08 8280 6533 or alternative send as an email sales@adelaideecobins.com.au and one of our friendly staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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