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Demolition Recycling and Dumpsters

Demolition costs can really add up. Did you know the average cost of a tear down is almost $15,000? Rent a recycling dumpster for your home or business to recoup some those demolition costs. Don’t throw cash in the trash!

Recycling Large Appliances: Refrigerator, Stove, Washing Machine and More

Are you ready to discard an old appliance, such as a refrigerator, freezer, stove, or washing machine? Try recycling. You can avoid adding to landfills, reduce damaging emissions, and help protect the environment. Because large appliances contain a lot of steel, you can also get paid for recycling them.

Car and Truck Recycling: What it is, Why it's beneficial and How it works.

Have you heard that Metro Recycling is now picking up your scrap cars? Have you ever wondered what happens to your old faithful car or truck after it lands in one of our yards?  Then this blog is for you.  Buckle up as we drive through the process of car and truck recycling! 

Approximately 12-15 million cars and trucks reach the end of their useful lives each year. These cars and trucks have one last stop before being reused! Cars and trucks that are recycled are a valuable source for spare parts. These facilities are known salvage yards, scrap yards, auto dismantling yards, and auto recyclers, just to name a few!  In this blog, we will discuss what car and truck recycling is, what the benefits are, and a brief overview of the process.

 

How to be Efficient When Visiting a Scrap Yard

Driving into a scrap yard with various types of metals and recycling items can be overwhelming and daunting to an inexperienced scrapper. You may ask yourself what can I do to make this faster and more efficient. Everyone is busy and we understand that! Here are a few tips to make your next trip easier! 

Scrapping Through the Seasons: What to Recycle All Year Long

Need a little extra cash after the holidays?  Have you resolved to lessen your environmental impact in the new year?  Look no further than a paid recycling center!

According to Nielsen insights, the top five New Year’s resolutions include staying fit, losing weight, enjoying life, spending less money and saving more, and spending more time with friends and family. Do you know what is not on the top five and should be?  Scrapping or recycling!

Christmas Recycling

When Christmas is over, presents are all unwrapped, and family has come and gone what should you do with all the left over wrapping paper, boxes, packing essentials, and Christmas tree?  Here are some ideas on how to recycle and upcycle these items!

Aluminum Can Recycling Facts

We talk a lot about recycling. The benefits to the environment, items you can recycle, items you can reuse and much more. Although this is important conversation, it’s shocking to hear the how long it takes these items to decompose when you don’t recycle.

Paper Towel Recycling

1,000,000,000. That’s a big number. What if I told you that’s how many pounds of paper towels are used in the U.S. every year. Would you believe me? No? Good, because the actual number is 13,000,000,000. 13 billion pounds of paper towels—every year! That, my friends, is a lot of trees.

Recycling your old mattress

It’s a new year which means out with the old, in with the new. I’ve at a few avid recyclers ask me what they should do when they trade in their old mattress for a new one. Are they recyclable and if so where can you recycle them? This is a great question. Since Metro is primarily a recycler of metals, we do not accept mattresses for recycling, but there has to be an organization or business that does right? With a little research we have some answers for you!
 

Think Outside the Blue Box

See that blue box sitting outside? Yeah, the one with the recycling symbol on it. Did you know that there are many additional items to be recycled that aren’t necessarily allowed inside that box. That’s right. That bike rusting in the garage, recyclable. Those copper wires pulled out of your 20 year old air conditioner, recyclable. The recycling possibilities are infinite when you simply think outside the blue box.