Make the Best Use of Your Scrap Metal


What do you do with all the scrap metal your business accumulates? Waste material can be a major issue for many companies, with metal often being the most awkward material to handle. Paper and cardboard are light and don't take up much space. Plastic is rarely heavy to move and can be frequently broken down to allow for easier storage. By contrast, scrap metal can often be bulky to store and heavy to move. The simplest way to deal with all your scrap metal is to arrange with a recycling company for regular collections of your metal so that it can be removed from your premises and recycled.

Why metal recycling matters

Consumer products such as mobile phones and computers are requiring increasing amounts of rare metals in their construction. There are increasing concerns about the general scarcity of natural resources, carbon emissions and global warming, so it is the responsibility of all businesses to ensure that they are responsible for as little waste as possible. Metal recycling has been a popular choice for many years, and the need for recycling facilities will only continue to grow as more businesses realise that recycling has positive benefits for them.

How metal recycling works

Recycling companies know that in order for recycling to be a viable option for any business, they must make it as simple as possible. No business wants to spend large amounts of their time gathering all of their scrap metal and transporting it off-site. Most scrap metal companies are able to supply service bins to your company so that you simply fill up the bin with the scrap metal. They'll then come and take it away for leaving you with another empty bin to fill up for the next collection.

Making money out of scrap metal

The big advantage for your business is that not only do you avoid the need to dispose of your scrap, but you are also paid by the company that takes it away. They will accurately weigh your scrap metal and pay you for the amount you have collected for them, meaning that it is actually to your advantage to waste the absolute minimum of your leftover metal. The more you recycle, the more you earn.

To get started with scrap metal recycling, all you need to do is work out roughly how much scrap metal your business generates and ask the recycling company to provide you with an appropriately sized bin. If you find over time that you need a bin of a different size, then they will be happy to provide you with whichever size of bin is best suited to your needs.


31 January 2019

Steve's Recycling and Scrap Metal Blog

Hello, my name is Steve and this is my recycling blog. Up until last year, I presumed that recycling was just to do with putting plastic and glass into different bins from your general waste. However, when I bought a secondhand industrial unit, I discovered large amounts of metal which had been abandoned by the previous owner. I wasn't sure what to do but my friend suggested I take it to a specialist scrap yard so it could be recycled. The guys at the recycling yard were really friendly and explained how they take all kinds of different metals and recycle them for future use. I hope you enjoy my blog.