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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!

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.

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.

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!