What better way is there to celebrate Valentine’s Day—and the whole month of love—than by showing your planet some love?
Try these simple ways help the environment:
- Bicycle to work. Recycle your old bicycle at Metro!
- Recycle everyday items like aluminum cans
- Recycle large items like snow blowers or large appliances
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by getting a newer car (and scrap your old car)
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall
Scrap metal is a green industry
How does recycling scrap metal help the environment? Scrap metal recycling transforms products and industrial scrap material into new materials.
Scrap recycling is recognized as one of the world’s first “green” industries because it has a positive impact on the environment, reports ISRI. Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and protect our planet’s natural resources by recycling your scrap metal at any of Metro Recycling’s three locations: Valparaiso, Griffith, and Blue Island.
Recycling metal helps the environment
Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions by significantly saving the amount of energy needed to manufacture the products that we buy, build, and use, reports ISRI.
Save the energy equivalent
|1 car||450 gallons of gas|
|1 refrigerator||29 gallons of gas|
|1 washing machine||20 gallons of gas|
|10 lbs. of aluminum cans||2 gallons of gas|
Metro recycles safely
Metro Recycling’s certified technicians are trained to safely and properly dispose of certain hazardous materials found in everyday recycling items. We help the environment by properly recycling:
- Mercury switches from old cars
- Freon from air conditioners and motor vehicle air conditioners
- Freon from refrigerators
Metro Auto Recyclers in Valparaiso received its fifth Clean Yard Gold Level Certification from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on November 27, 2018. This achievement was awarded for diligence in protecting the environment and community, and by passing a rigorous multipoint inspection.