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Recycling Aluminum Cans

It’s almost time to host holiday gatherings and parties. All is merry and bright—until you realize you could be throwing 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! 

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!

DIY Tire Swing

We’ve been focusing on tires in the last few blog posts. To end our section on tire recycling, let’s talk about a DIY project you can do to repurpose an old tire.

Repurposing Used Tires

We’ve been talking a lot about tire recycling in the past few weeks. Facts about tires, why they’re bad for landfills and now we’re going to discuss what tires can be re-purposed into.

There are actually quite a few different options when it comes to re-purposing tires. Here is a basic list of the uses for tires.

The Life of a Recycled Tire

Let’s talk about tires. This is one material that is hard to get rid of. Many recycling centers won’t accept tires and many landfills won’t take them either. Let’s start with discussing some facts about tires before we get into the nitty gritty.

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.