Everyone is more environmentally conscious these days. Recycling is a thrifty way to reduce our land fill waste and constructively reuse things that used to be discarded. Scrap metals like iron, brass, copper, steel and aluminum can be used to make many new products.
Aluminum is used in making cans, car and airplane construction. Recycled steel is used to make cans, bicycle frames, pipes and train tracks. Other products made from scrap metal are appliances, duct work, industrial containers and many more items. Recycling scrap metals also prevents the need for additional mining.
Do you have any copper wire or pipe, wheels or radiators made from aluminum, stainless steel, old batteries, electrical wire, motors, or lead? Look around for ferrous metals. Ferrous metals contain mostly iron. Do you have iron, rotors, engines and transmissions? Do you have any brakes or steel wheels? You might have a scrap metal gold mine and you just do not realize it. The scrap metal buyers Chicago IL will buy all metals even if they do not have it listed on their pricing page.
Some scrap metal companies will come to your property with their scale and pick up your scrap metal. They will pay you cash on the spot and haul it off. You cannot beat that kind of convenience!
Some examples of pricing for scrap metals are as follows:
- Aluminum Wheels $9.00 each
- Aluminum Cans 35 cents per pound
- Batteries $10.00 each
- Aluminum Radiators 30 cents per pound
- Alternators/Starters $3.00 each
- Hard Brass $1.85 per pound
- Yellow Brass $1.60 per pound
- Copper #1 $2.24 per pound
- Lead 55 cents per pound
- Stainless Steel 35 cents per pound
- Sheet Copper $1.99 per pound
The list continues on and on. Every little bit adds up. Check with your local scrap metal buyers. You might have enough scrap metal to pay for the gasoline on your next vacation.
Some junk cars can fetch around $1000 whether they run or not. Approximately 55 percent of a car’s weight is steel. Are you one of those neighbors that has an old junk car sitting in the backyard? Your neighbors will be happy to see it go and you will be happy to get the cash.
Recycling can have a huge impact on our society. When you recycle your cans, bike frames and pipes, you do not think of having an impact. However, when you multiply your contribution with everyone else’s in the country, here is what it can amount to:
- Enough copper is donated each year to make 25 thousand Statues of Liberty.
- Enough ferrous scrap metal is donated each day in the US to make 25 Eiffel Towers.
- One ton of recycled steel saves 1400 pounds of coal, 120 pounds of limestone and 2500 pounds of iron ore.
Recycled scrap metal makes less items in the trash pile. Toxic waste and gases are reduced. You can become part of these statistics by recycling your scrap metal!