Every responsible construction business has two goals: make a profit and limit its negative impact on the environment. The same goes for demolition crews.

One of the best ways to protect the environment while offsetting the cost of equipment and labor on a given job is to recycle scrap metal with a local Dallas scrap recycler.

Most construction crew leaders know about scrap recycling, but many worry about cost, quality, and time. Here are some of the top things most construction and demolition business owners don’t know about the scrap recycling industry—and some of the ways having this knowledge can benefit you, your team, and our planet.

1. The cost of scrap metal recycling on construction sites is lower than you think.

Many construction and demolition teams worry about the costs associated with recycling scrap metal, worrying about losing money or simply breaking even. However, the cost of recycling is often lower than you might think, meaning that you’ll come out ahead at the end of your project.

One of the most common misconceptions about the cost of recycling is in regard to the price of transporting scrap metal. You’re right to worry about the expense of moving large amounts of metal around—but oftentimes your Dallas-Fort Worth scrap recycler will help you offset the costs.

For example, here at Encore Recyclers, we provide free recycling containers with free container delivery and pickup at the end of your job. The best recycling firms in our area care about their customers, and want to make this process as easy as possible.

With free pickup and delivery of containers for scrap to your construction sites, the only extra cost you’ll need to worry about is paying for labor to sort recyclable materials—and this is often as simple as putting a recycling container next to your site dumpster.

2. The environmental impact of construction site waste is real—and a huge problem.

When looking at the amount of trash generated by a single construction or demolition job, it’s hard to believe that taking out the recyclable materials could truly make or break our planet’s environment. However, construction and demolition waste is the single largest source of trash in the United States.

Recycling more of that material now can hugely reduce the amount of waste in landfills while also providing companies like yours with cheaper and more ecologically viable construction materials for future projects.

In addition to reducing trash, it’s also important to note that you’ll be saving lots of energy by recycling materials: it usually takes about 8% of the energy to recycle aluminum as opposed to creating new aluminum.

As well as protecting our planet, this can all be good for your business. If you make environmental friendliness a part of your mission statement and promotional materials, then other environmentally friendly individuals and businesses are more likely to purchase your services.

3. It’s easy to sort out the good scrap recycling businesses from the less ethical ones.

Another worry that many construction and demolition business owners have is finding a fair, ethical scrap recycling business to work with. It’s true that there are some “bad apples” out there that don’t pay their customers well, or do other unethical things like accepting stolen scrap.

However, industry leaders and the government have worked together to crack down on these kinds of problems, making it harder for unethical operations to get away with their crimes. Furthermore, because of the internet, it’s easy to find reviews and testimonials on Dallas scrap metal recyclers—meaning that you can find someone fair to work with easily.

At Encore, we’ve been in business for 45 years—not the kind of staying power that a fly-by-night operation out to con hardworking people has. We also pride ourselves on our customer service and knowledge. Give us a call today, and we can easily schedule and plan a free container delivery for your next project, as well as answer any questions you may still have about the scrap industry.