9 Secrets about Scrap Metal That Only a Handful of People Know

The scrap metal industry and scrap metal in itself are quite interesting. If you haven’t been to a scrap yard or haven’t sold old metal pieces to our company just yet then there are probably quite a few things you don’t know about this important industry. But don’t feel too bad. Lots of people don’t know much about the scrap metal recycling business and that is why we are going to share a few secrets about this industry that only a handful of people ever knew.

01.Selling Scrap Metal Is A Good Way to Make Some Money

Very few homeowners realize that they can make some money by simply getting rid of old junk they never use. Instead of selling an old engine, some wheel rims, or a pile of scrap metal, they visit loan companies to borrow money that they have to pay back with huge interest rates. The next time you run out of money take a detour through your property and see if there are some metal pieces that you can sell instead of taking out an expensive loan.

02.You Can Make Extra Money from Collecting Scrap Metal

It isn’t just auto dealers that can make money from scrap metal industries. Anyone can make a bit of extra spending money from Danny Scrap Metal. All you have to do is to go about your neighbourhood and collect old metal items that people don’t want. Bring these items in and we will pay you good value for the scrap metal you collected.

03. Aluminium Foil Is Also Metal

Did you know that household aluminium foil is also scrap metal? Don’t toss these valuables into the bin. Collect them and pile them up with the rest of your scrap metal. You can earn some money from something as simple as foil.

04. Scrap Metal Companies Are Responsible For Many Jobs

The scrap metal industry in Australia employs over 100,000 people. That is a lot of job opportunities created in this country alone. Think about this the next time you decide to simply allow metal objects to rust away in your back yard.

04. Recycling Saves Natural Resources

For every ton of steel that is recycled, you save 1.136kg iron ore, 454kg coal and 18kg of limestone. That is a lot of natural resources that are saved from harvesting in our natural and beautiful world.

05. Recycling Reduces CO2 Emissions

Recycling metal produces significantly less CO2 emissions than manufacturing items from natural resources because mining, transport, and smelting are reduced.

06. Dumping Metal into Landfills Is Not Healthy For the Environment

It isn’t good to dump old metal objects into the trash because this increases the size of landfills and affects our natural water supply, soil and land usage.

07. Many Metals Can Be Recycled an Infinite Amount Of Times

Non-ferrous metals such as copper, nickel, tin, and zinc won’t degrade or use their chemical properties when recycled. As a result, they can be recycled over and over again an infinite amount of times and will still be good quality products.

08. You Have More Metal around Your House Than You Might Think

At first glance, it might not seem like there are many metal objects about your house but if you take a closer look you will quickly notice that more things are made of metal than you might think. The next time you toss white goods, pens, foil, computers, and other home appliances; take a good hard look at these items. There are lots of metal found in the wiring of these items and lots of metal pieces that could be harvested for recycling.

Did any of these things you didn’t know about scrap metal inspire you to start recycling? Then give Danny Scrap Metal a call right now so you can do the right thing and earn some good money while you are helping the environment.