Scrap Metal & the Importance of Recycling

How repurposing metal helps the environment


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Think about it: we all use metal every day. But have you ever thought about how we get this metal? Mining virgin ores to refine into the metal objects upon which we rely is an expensive process that takes a major toll on the environment, as well. Luckily, your old metal objects can be recycled! This lessens the need to mine for more virgin ore because it can be melted down and reused and repurposed numerous times. Here’s more about why scrap metal recycling is so important.

Where to Find Scrap Metal

Scrap metals come in many forms. They are often found lying around your home! A few common examples include the following:

  • Appliances
  • Car parts
  • Screen doors
  • Storm windows
  • Home fixtures

How Recycling Helps the Environment

Recycled metal, as an alternative to freshly mined and processed virgin ores, is always better for the environment. First, it requires much less water and energy than mining. It also generates less mining waste. Another bonus of recycling scrap metal is that this process releases fewer greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Recycling scrap metal is also a way to prevent adding extra waste to already overflowing landfills. Metals, when left to rot in landfills, can pose a number of environmental hazards. Corroding metal leaches toxic chemicals into groundwater and into the air.

Get Help with Hauling

Because the virgin ores used to create metal are a finite resource, it won’t last forever. Recycling is a way to extend the planet’s supply. Scrap metal is rarely picked up by municipal trash services, so JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is ready and willing to come for scrap metal pick up. We know how to responsibly recycle or dispose of it and are able to haul big or small loads. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup of your old metals and anything else you need to have hauled away.