The Benefits of Recycling Metal

Recycling your scrap metal does more than put money in your pocket. You can make a difference to the world around you by preserving energy and helping to save the environment when you recycle scrap metal. There are a number of benefits to recycling metals so it’s good news that the United States is said to recycle more than 150 million tons of scrap metals a year. Those recycled materials include iron, steel, lead, copper, and aluminum. Other metals that can be gainfully recycled include brass, bronze, magnesium, and tin.

A great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to recycle scrap metal. Recycling scrap metal consumes much less energy than making metal from fresh ore. Making new products from recycled materials rather than raw materials conserves both natural resources and energy. The recycled materials have already been refined and processed so when they are re-used they are cleaner and need less energy than the raw products.

Raimo Scrap Metal & Iron pays “top dollar” for your unwanted scrap metal. Call (973) 347-4545 to find out if your materials qualify for our recycling program. Our metal recycling facility in Sussex County, NJ, serves customers throughout Passaic, Sussex, and Morris counties, as well as in Byram Township, NJ, and all of the surrounding areas.