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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.

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The Top Things at Construction Sites That Undergo the Recycling Adelaide Services

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Just like our homes or offices, the construction and demolition sites also produce excessive amount of waste materials that cause a number of environmental hazards. Demolition or construction is itself a tedious job, and managing the waste materials or recycling them takes more time, energy and money too. Thus, it is always necessary by the concerned person to hire the most reputed waste management and recycling company to get done with the residual materials.

In deconstructing a building, the workers must be instructed to save and reuse whatever materials they can instead of taking the debris to a local landfill. This is only possible with the help of the professionals, and this is how the expert waste managers come into existence.

Reusing the recycling not only helps the environment, but also stops the all that metal, concrete, wood, block and asphalt to end up in a landfill.

Here are some of the construction materials that can undergo the cutting edge recycling Adelaide services.

Wood and lumber

Be it the construction of multi-family and manufactured homes, or the repair and renovation of existing homes, wood used for framing, sheathing, doors, floors and windows, and much of that wood comes from virgin timber. Thus, wood and lumber are some of the waste products, and wood can be used to build new barns or fences, and by re-milling old lumber and timber, new floors, paneling, doors and windows can be constructed. The machines can also grind the wasted wood and turn them into particleboards.

Drywall

The dry wall is used in homes to help the interiors be warm and save the homeowners from being chilled in winters. This is made of gypsum and used in home renovation and interiors, and can easily be reused or recycled. The recycle professionals can use scraps of it to plug openings in walls, and can also use bits of it to support wet concrete. This material can also be mixed with soil to feed the plans with nutrient rich food.

Steel

Steel is very important to build the huge strictures s of skyscrapers, high-rise apartment buildings, bridges and other structures. This is a recyclable material that holds strength and durability even after recycling and steel girders, trusses and pilings can all be recycled.

The roofing shingles

Home construction is not possible without the much required durable roofing shingles. They can be broken down and actually used in pavement projects and as patches for potholes. Shingles can also be recycled and reused into new shingles and sometimes processed into fuel for different uses.

Thus, waste managers must keep these materials in mind while carrying construction and demolition waste recycling work.

 

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Be More Responsible This Festive Season- Treat Holiday Waste Efficiently

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Few would disagree that November and December are possibly the best months of the year what with all the holidays lined up to add layers of joy in our lives. While rejoicing in the festivities of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year is fine, we also shouldn’t let go of the idea of being a responsible global citizen; not at least now when a “good tomorrow” is uncertain with environmental degradation at its all time high.

Numbers show, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, household waste increases by more than 25 per cent. Another finding suggests that about 40 per cent of all the battery sales occur during the holiday season.

These facts, and more, hint the need to not to get carried away but be more responsible during the festive season, whether with what we’re consuming, using or gifting to the others. Here are 10 ways how-

  1. Invest in green recycling bin and stash in it everything that can be recycled (cans of colas, beers, batteries in particular).
  2. Dial waste management professionals for efficient bulky household waste collection and recycling.
  3. Avoid giving cards on Christmas and New Year; instead go with e-cards. (Fact: the 2.54 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the US could fill a football field 10 stories high.)
  4. Avoid plastic wrapping.
  5. When new clothes enter the wardrobe, the old ones usually get thrown away. Don’t do that! Donate your old sweaters, hoodies, tops and bottoms. Or send them to the recycling facilities.
  6. Reduce food waste. Cook or order as needed. Eat sustainable food, like organic veggies, fruits, meat and seafood.
  7. Use energy efficient lighting, whether for your house or Christmas decorations.
  8. Reduce the use of shopping bags. When out buying gifts and goodies, take with you reusable cloth bags.
  9. Don’t buy gifts that can’t be reused or recycle.
  10. While Christmas tree is essential for many, try investing in plants that can be replanted later.

These are 10 simple ways you can be more responsible this festive season with all the holiday waste. Remember, have professionals by your side. Today you can find many waste management companies who offer a wide range of services from household rubbish collection and recycling to green waste removal and more all under the same roof—and that at a very cheap price.

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Rubbish removal

 

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