Believe it or not, sometimes when we talk to folks that aren’t die-hard scrappers, we get this question: “Why bring all of this junk to a scrap yard instead of just throwing it away?” The simple and sad truth is; for many people, throwing their scrap away is just easier. They just haul it out to the curb and pay the garbage man to take it to the dump. We think that that’s just wrong! Let’s take a look at some of the best reasons to put in a little effort and bring your scrap up to a scrap yard.
You Get Paid!
This one is a given, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t know this. Many people think that metal recycling is like paper or plastic recycling, where you just fill up a bin and put it at the end of the driveway. That’s not the case with metal! When you bring your scrap metal up to a scrap yard like Bee Green Recycling, we will pay you good money for it! The process for getting paid is simple, and the hardest work you have to do is load your scrap metal into your truck and drive it up. We’ll weigh your scrap, unload it, and send you on your way with a fatter wallet. Sounds a lot better than paying the garbage man, right?
It’s Much Better for the Environment
When you throw that scrap away, it heads straight to the dump or landfill, where it will sit for many generations before decomposing. Think about this: a piece of aluminum takes 200-500 years to decompose. All the while it’s taking up precious space in the landfill. If you brought that same aluminum to a scrap yard? It will be reused in as soon as 6 weeks. That’s a big difference, and one that your great-great-great-grandkids will thank you for.
It Supports Local Business and American Industry
Bringing your scrap metal to a scrap yard like Bee Green Recycling supports local business and this keeps more money in Richmond! Instead of just throwing money in the trash, you’re getting paid, and our employees salaries are getting paid. It’s a win-win!
Additionally, the more scrap metal we are able to recycle in the U.S., the less we have to import from our foreign trade partners and the more we are able to export. Again, this means more money coming into the country! We realize global trade isn’t your biggest concern when hauling your scrap metal around, but it’s a good reason nonetheless to head up to your local scrap yard!
Contact Bee Green Recycling, Richmond’s Most Innovative Scrap Yard!
So, just keep an eye out! Next time you see your neighbor pushing an old fridge or beat-up gutters to the curb… give them a shout! Let them know what they’re missing out on! We hope you enjoyed reading this blog. If you have any questions or just want to get in touch, we’ll be happy to help! Give us a ring at 804-912-2498, contact us online, or send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!