Scrap Metal Recycling and Pick-Up

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Scrap Metal Recycling and Pick-Up Near You

Thanks to home renovations and car repairs, scrap metal becomes apart of some of the left-over junk.

Scrap metal should not be thrown away with the trash because it is a valuable resource that can be recycled and repurposed. Not only does proper disposal give this junk a second chance, scrap metal recycling keeps materials that cannot be broken down naturally out of landfills and keeps the environment safe.

We handle scrap metal recycling near you

Scrap the pain of hauling your extra metal. JUNK XPRESS offers scrap metal pick up for both your home and business. We do all the heavy lifting, recycle when possible, save your back, your time, and your peace of mind.

Metal recycling services we offer:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Cast Iron
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Tin
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Nickel

Aluminum is one of the most common types of recycled scrap metal. Household items like soda cans and food tins are made from aluminum. During the recycling process, aluminum cans are melted down to be used in new products.

Brass plumbing fixtures and other odds and ends result from renovations and deep cleaning projects. Brass can be melted down and reused.

Cast Iron kitchen wares may rust over time, but still hold value. Call JUNK XPRESS today and we will help you recycle your old cast iron tools and kitchen wares to save landfills from scrap metal while keeping the environment clean.

Copper plumbing and electrical wiring may have excess copper causing a whole host of maintenance issues. Copper recycles easy and is a metal that doesn't degrade or lose value when reworked.

Steel is the most recycled material on the planet and once recycled, it can be used to create new products like steel frames for construction material, packaging, and other industrial supplies.

Tin is a soft metal found in many common items including pots and pans, and electronics. Tin should be given to a local scrap metal and recycling center.

Lead can be recycled repeatedly without losing its quality or value.

Call JUNK XPRESS today if you need any auto, household, or any other batteries to be disposed of. We haul away old scrap lead and recycle when possible.

Zinc is commonly used in multitudes of construction material due to its anti-rusting abilities and once recycles, can protect steel from corrosion.

Nickel is used in many miscellaneous items around the house, such as buckles, cell phones, kitchen utensils, and used razors. These can all be recycled.

How do you properly dispose of scrap metal?

Small items like food and drink cans are typically made from aluminum and steel and can be placed in your home recycling bin or be taken to a local recycling depot. You can get some money back from deposits on drink cans!

Larger items made from other materials can be taken to a local scrap yard to be recycled.

What types of scrap metals can’t be recycled?

Not all scrap metal around your home can be recycled:

  • Lead, found in cathode ray tubes in old TVs
  • Radioactive metals like Plutonium and uranium
  • Mercury, often found in fluorescent light tubes
  • Motor oil and paint cans
  • Pots and pans
  • Propane gas tanks
  • Certain car parts

These metals are often treated with harmful chemicals that could cause damage to the soil and the air once they start breaking down.

Why should scrap metals be recycled?

The metal recycling industry is a staple in the manufacturing world and provides jobs, produces materials to manufacturers at lower costs, and reduces the need to mine for new metals like aluminum, copper, and steel.

Excessive mining is extremely harmful to the environment. As access to rich sources of metals becomes limited, mining methods become more invasive and require more and more energy.

Recycling is a much more efficient way to produce metals needed for manufacturing and uses less energy than sourcing new materials and preserves natural resources. Reducing garbage sent to landfills should be a united goal and doing so slows down the consumption of natural resources.

How does recycling scrap metal help the environment?

Recycling your scrap metal helps prevent excessive mining of metal ores, saves manufacturers large amounts of money and energy resources, and helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill sites, which in turn reduces the amount of chemical and visual pollution.

Can scrap metal go in my recycling bin?

Most cities do not do pick up scrap metal placed on the curb. Small metal objects such as aluminum soda and food cans can be placed in recycle bins and collected, but larger metal items need to be physically taken to recycling centers.

Can empty paint cans go in the garbage?

Wet paint inside a paint can is generally not accepted by local counties or recycling centers. Before getting rid of extra paint, make sure it is dried first, which then the tins can be donated to home improvement organizations or picked up by local scrap metal removal services.

JUNK XPRESS can often help you get rid of paint cans if the paint is dried. When you call to book your scrap metal removal appointment, be sure to mention that you have dried paint. Ability to collect these items may vary by location.

What types of scrap metals can be recycled?

Almost all metals can be recycled and most can be recycled repeatedly without altering their properties.

JUNK XPRESS Are scrap metal removal experts. We know how to handle all unwanted scrap and work with local recycling facilities to ensure proper disposal of both metal and non-metal components.