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The Importance of Recycling your Old Scrap Metal

Why your old metal belongs anywhere but in a landfill


Recycling is becoming more and more prevalent in our society as landfills everywhere begin to reach capacity. Scrap metal is a prime example of a win-win recycling situation. Both you and Mother Earth benefit when your old metal scraps are given a second life.┬áHere’s what you need to know about the importance of scrap metal recycling.

It Leaves Room in Landfills for Non-Recyclable Items

Landfills are becoming more and more overcrowded with both trash and recyclable items. To preserve this precious landfill space, recycling is a must. This particularly pertains to scrap metal recycling, an easy material to recycle that can be repurposed for a number of different uses.

It Improves Air and Ground Water Quality

The garbage in landfills contributes to carbon emissions. You might have heard these emissions referred to as greenhouse gases. Keeping metal out of landfills helps reduce this harmful result. Furthermore, when trash is buried in landfills, it contaminates the soil, eventually making its way into the groundwater supply when rain carries it into the reservoirs that hold your drinking water.

You Can Make Some Cash

Scrap metal is a valuable resource because of its many potential uses. Therefore, you can often recycle your old metals for money. A simple Internet search can show you places in your community that will accept your old scrap metal by the pound for cash.


Some metals are ferrous (metals that contain iron and stick to magnets) while others are nonferrous (all other types of metal). Here’s a list of commonly recylced metals:

  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Lead
  • Steel
  • Nickel
  • Iron

Scrap Metal Hauling

Because scrap metal is so heavy, it often needs to be removed in large volumes. That’s where the team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling comes in. Our fleet of trucks is well equipped to haul away your old metal scraps to be recycled. So contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup. Because our team is made up of Veterans and like-minded individuals, our team vows to treat every client with the Respect, Integrity, and Trust they expect and deserve.