Recycling: Top 5 Reasons to Recycle Scrap Metal

Have you ever wondered if you should recycle your scrap metal for money?  Scrap metal recycling is a huge industry due to the high demand for the reusable material.  But what does that say about your old washing machine or water heater?  Is it worth the hassle to scrap the parts? 

The answer lies within your home and your dedication to helping protect the planet.  If you have an appliance or two that are broken down and taking up space in your home, it is likely that you’ll only get a few dollar at your local scrap yard.  It’s enough to buy a case of beer as a form of gratitude to your friends who helped you put it into your truck.  On the other hand, if you work in an industry that produces daily amounts of scrap metal, that dollar amount can add up.

So, as a homeowner, it probably isn’t worth it to dismantle the scrap, separate it (a must for the biggest return on the dollar), rent a truck to transport it, as well as the gas to get it to the scrap yard.  What is worth it is the energy you help conserve.  Recycled scrap metal greatly reduces the impact of mining on our planet.  You also help manufacturers who prefer recycled materials in order to reduce their impact on the environment.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should recycle scrap metal:

  1. It reduces the greenhouse effect from carbon emissions as a result of mining and processing.
  2. Less waste in your area landfill.
  3. Minimizes the need for mining for new material.
  4. Recycled metals are less expensive to reuse than new metal, a cost that trickles down to your bottom line as a consumer.
  5. You can make money (if you have enough scrap).

Recycled scrap metal is used by manufacturers for car parts, airplanes, appliances and even shipping containers.  The food industry uses recycled metal for beverage and food packaging.  Even the home industry benefits from scrap metal which they use in metal roofs, furnishings, and light fixtures.

Do your part to help protect the planet and call ABH Services.  We have a Recycling Service that can take your old appliances, scrap metal, and all around junk off your hands so you don’t have to live with the clutter it creates. 

If you’re ready to get rid that old water heater or pile of junk, rusting away, behind your garage, then give us a call.  Let our team haul it away so you can turn your home or yard back to the beautiful condition it once was.  You’ll be doing your part to protect the environment.  We are available at 781-941-2422, or you can visit our Facebook page at to learn more about our Recycling Service.

2018-01-08T09:45:49+00:00July 17th, 2017|News|