Why do we recycle metals? And what metals can we recycle?
Scrap metal processing goes far beyond placing aluminum cans in recycling bins. Metals recycling is one of the largest and most important components of a vibrant and healthy US economy. Consider: recycled steel accounts for almost 60% of raw steel production in the United States. Half of our copper consumed in industry - from homes to appliances to electronics - comes from recycled sources.
And not only are metals recycling facilities among the most important sources of metal for our economy, recycling existing metal saves the United States enormously in energy costs. Consider some remarkable facts which make us proud to be a recycler:
This is important because:
Metals recycling is the original "green" industry, and is still the vast bulk of America's recycling, both in terms of weight and economic impact. Please remember: What we recycle today leaves our tomorrow cleaner, greener and far more efficient.
So which metals does The Can Man® accept?
Automobiles, trucks, farm equipment and parts
Structural Steel, rebar, droppings
White Goods (Refrigerators, Ovens, Washers, ect)
Aluminum (cans, solid aluminum, aluminum wire, aluminum wheel rims)
Copper wire, copper pipe, and old copper sheet.
METALS WE WILL NOT ACCEPT
Hazardous material containers
Beer and soda kegs