Troy Scrap Metal Recycling
Troy Scrap Metal recycling is the most popular form of recycling in the United States. Steel and aluminum can be infinitely recycled. Scrap metal is ferrous metals (steel and iron) or nonferrous metals (tin, brass, copper, aluminum). Home appliances such as dishwasher, washing machines, stoves, and refrigerators are generally created from metal. Discarded appliances fit within 2 categories: refrigerants and non-refrigerants.
Four Stages of Troy Scrap Metal Recycling
There are 4 stages in Troy scrap metal recycling: collection, processing (where metal is compacted), shredding, and selling to mini mills that produce steel. This recycling process requires 74 percent less energy than the use of virgin materials.
Troy environmental advantages include saving precious natural resources, energy and money. It only takes 2 months for an aluminum can to be recycled into a new can and put back on the shelves ready for resale. In 2007, an impressive 54 billion cans were recycled, saving the energy of 15 million barrels of crude oil.
Troy scrap metal recycling is essential to preserve our natural resources. You can help the environment by reusing aluminum foil and washing it before recycling (some cities won't take it if it's dirty), buying cans instead of plastic or glass beverage containers, and of course, recycling the cans that you do have.