You won't get 100 percent unrecycled new steel for the framework of your new building. That's because for every three tons of produced steel, two tons are made from recycled steel. Here in North America, recycled steel has always been a part of the steel-making process, which is why there's such a market for steel scrap metal like you'll find in cars, appliances, and construction materials. In fact, according to the Steel Recycling Institute, up to 80 million tons of used steel scrap is recycled into new steel products every year.
25 February 2020
If you have a lot of scrap copper metal and wires lying around, you may decide to take it to a recycling center to make a little extra money instead of simply throwing it away. However, before you take the load, make sure that you do the following things. 1. Properly Clean It One mistake that you should avoid when recycling copper is neglecting to clean it properly before you sell it to the recycling center.
12 December 2019
If you are going to be demolishing a residential property that you own, then you may be interested to find out just how much of that home you will be able to have recycled. This is going to give you some extra money that you can put toward any purpose you want, whether it be to help with the cost of the demolition, help with the cost of rebuilding, or just to put back in your pocket for whatever you want.
5 August 2019
If you have several old partially full aerosol paint cans cluttering up your shed or garage, you may decide that it is time to get rid of them. However, before you simply throw them in the garbage, make sure you avoid the following mistakes when disposing of your paint cans. 1. Throwing Away Cans with Paint Still in Them In many states, paint is considered a hazardous waste. Because of this, you cannot just throw the cans in the trash while they are still full.
26 February 2019
Landfills are filling up at a rapid pace. Estimates show that around 12 million tons of glass is made in the United States each year, and only about 25% of that is recovered and recycled for use in other products. Aluminum is recycled at around the same rate; four million tons are generated yearly in the U.S., and only about one million tons are recovered and recycled. There are several ways that consumers can recycle and upcycle these items to reduce the burden on solid waste landfills and the planet's natural resources.
12 December 2015
Do you have an old computer or two that have seen their last days? If you've considered throwing your old computers in the trash, think again. Computers are not only worth recycling, they also pack a few harmful components that if not recycled properly could end up leeching into the environment. So if you have a pile up of old computers and parts, take them to your local electronic recycling center.
6 August 2015
If you are setting up a play area for your child in your backyard, such as a swing set, then you probably want to make it as safe as possible. Many people use play sand, which can be a decent option, but there is a better choice out there. Instead of buying play sand for your little one's play area, consider opting for rubber mulch instead. These are a few key reasons why you may want to look into this option.
4 July 2015