Less 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.
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