While the focus of our business and industry is on scrap metal, there are other ways you can recycle. Most of these don’t pay like recycling scrap metal can, but there are still benefits. Learn how to recycle the most common household waste!
Recycling food waste is a great way to kill two birds with one stone, and extremely simple. Instead of dumping those leftovers into the trash or in the disposal, invest in a compost bin! Over time, all those scraps that would otherwise be rotting in a landfill somewhere are converted into usable compost. Compost makes an outstanding fertilizer for your home garden, which means you could actually end up eating those leftovers again as a fresh veggie! Talk about getting the most out of your dinner!
Unbleached paper products, such as napkins, coffee filters, and grocery bags can be thrown into the recycling bin or into your composter. Keep in mind, however, that bleached paper cannot be composted.
Plastic can and should be recycled, and doing so is as easy as throwing it in the proper bin. However, any plastics that can’t be recycled are thrown in the trash… and since plastics are generally not biodegradable, that’s where they stay… or worse. If you’ve watched the news lately and seen the floating islands of plastic in the ocean, you already know that the best way to help the environment is to cut down on the use of plastics as best you can.
You can easily recycle wood, but with a small caveat: only certain types qualify.
Untreated and Unpainted wood has more options for recycling and reuse. You can throw this type of wood into the wood chipper to use as mulch or compost. Alternatively, it can be turned into particleboard and chipboard if donated/sold to the proper company. Additionally, you can upcycle it by donating it to local DIY’ers, artists, etc.
Treated and painted wood contains chemicals that make it basically un-recyclable. You’ll need to dispose of this in the landfill, unfortunately. It’s hard to avoid using treated wood entirely, but when you can, we recommend that you use alternatives.
This one’s easy… bring it to us (or any other scrapyard nearby). Almost all metals can be recycled, and companies like ours will not only take your scrap metal off of your hands, but pay you for the privilege. If you only have a few items to recycle, feel free to just throw it in the proper bin.
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We appreciate everyone who does their part to recycle. It is doing your community and future generations a service.