Steel is the most recycled metal in the world and yet may be one of the most overlooked metals to recycle in the home due to the low monetary value it provides. Recycling steel may not be a profitable venue in small amounts but, the environmental impact it can have is priceless.
Consider some of these interesting facts:
Homes across the U.S. throw in the garbage enough iron and steel to supply ALL of the automakers the materials needed to build their cars and trucks on a continuous basis.
Approximately 12 million steel cans are removed from landfills every day with a giant magnet.
Steel Recycling reduces water pollution, air pollution, and mining wastes by nearly 70%.
Recycling one ton of steel scrap saves more than 80% of the carbon emissions produced when making steel from iron ore.
It can take over 40 trees to build an average wood framed home and less than 5 recycled cars to build a metal frame for a similar home.
Steel products can be recycled repeatedly without loss of strength. So before you throw away that next steel item in the trash, consider dropping it off at your local metal recycler and help keep our landfills and environment a little cleaner.
Please remember to bring your driver's license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.
D&L Recycling is a registered scrap metal recycler with the Ohio Department of Public Safety-Division of Homeland Security and works with all local law enforcement to prevent theft.
IT PAYS TO RECYCLE