Recycling Maintenance Scrap Metal
If you work for a maintenance shop, auto shop, or industrial supplier, chances are that you end up with a lot of maintenance scrap metal. When this happens, managers need to decide what to do with this surplus material. Recycling metal is important to not only keep this limited supply material out of landfills but also because it can make you money.
How to Recycle Maintenance Scrap
- With scrap metal, your material should be at least 50 percent metal. Even if that material is surrounded by plastic, it’s worth recycling if it’s made mostly out of metal.
- If you have products with only a small amount of metal but it’s easy to remove, separate the metal. For example, a plastic three-ring binder is not scrap metal, but you can remove the metal rings.
- Scrap metal is classified as either ferrous (containing iron, such as steel) and nonferrous (everything else). So, you’ll want to identify whether your metal is ferrous or nonferrous. The way to do this is with a magnet. Ferrous metals stick to a magnet; nonferrous metals don’t.
- Contact Ed Arnold to take care of the rest!
Sell Your Maintenance Scrap Metal in Buffalo, NY
Contact Ed Arnold Scrap Processors at 585-762-9080 for current rates on your maintenance scrap. For large quantities, we offer scrap metal container services to store your recyclable steel and allow for easier transport back to our facilities.