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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!

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.

 

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.

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!
 

10 Tips for a Greener Home

There are a variety of little things that we can do to go-green at home. Finding ways to incorporate good, green habits in our homes will help reduce landfill waste, clean the air and preserve natural landscapes.

Asphalt Shingle Recycling

Asphalt shingle recycling is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Recycling shingles results in many benefits including saving landfill space, reducing costs and saving valuable resources. Let’s take a closer look at asphalt shingle recycling.